PMG appoints four new members to stamp advisory committee

From USPS News Link:

PMG Pat Donahoe has appointed four new members to the committee that helps him choose stamp subjects.

The four new members of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) are:

  • Peter Argentine, founder of Argentine Productions, which specializes in media design and production for museums, national parks, visitor centers, science centers and television.
  • Justin Bua, an award-winning artist who created the genre known as “distorted urban realism.” Bua is host, executive producer and co-creator of the upcoming Oxygen television series, “Street Art Throwdown.”
  • Carolyn Lewis, formerly chief executive of Texwood Furniture Inc. and a member of the Postal Service’s Board of Governors from 2004-10.
  • Katherine Tobin, who joined the committee in 2013 and is formerly a member of the Postal Service’s Board of Governors. She also serves on  the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

CSAC, created in 1957, evaluates 40,000 stamp proposals each year before submitting approximately 25 to 30 recommendations to the PMG for approval.

Donahoe praised the “diverse backgrounds, perspectives and extraordinary talents” of the appointees. He also thanked Benjamin Bailer, a former PMG who joined CSAC in 2007 and recently stepped down from the committee.

“His invaluable assistance in the complex process of recommending stamp subjects and stamp designs has been vital to helping the Postal Service produce a superior stamp program,” Donahoe said.

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