Former PVCA membership & communications manager Stephanie Gaddin has been named the new treasurer to the board of industry group Women in Print, replacing former treasurer Sarah Moore from Visual Connections.
|Stephanie Gaddin, new Women in Print treasurer and MD Rocking Rose|
| "A perfect fit":
WIP chair Susan Heaney
“Sarah and the Visual Connections team have made significant contribution over many years across the Women in Print program, for which we cannot thank Sarah and the team enough,” said Susan Heaney, chair, Women in Print.
“With Sarah stepping down from the Board, we wanted to look to someone who has been involved with Women in Print over the years and Stephanie with her experience in the Breakfast Series last year with The Real Media Collective and before that with Print and Visual Communications Association, her industry knowledge and dedication with her skills was a perfect fit. We thank Sarah and wish her well and we welcome Stephanie into the team.”
Gaddin, a former membership & communications manager for the Print & Visual Communication Association (PVCA), has been in the print industry for over 12 years in a variety of communications and technical roles and brings "a wealth of knowledge about the relationship of print and technology," said a WiP press release. A long-time member and supporter of Women in Print, Gaddin is currently the managing director of Rocking Rose, a bespoke digital and technology agency, and recently joined Image Magazines Group. She’s also the Australian representative for International Print Day, a global initiative to promote print and visual communication.
“This industry is filled with so many wonderful people with even more wonderful opportunities for us all to really embrace,” Gaddin said. “Women in Print is one of those opportunities and I was thrilled to be contacted by the team to become more involved. We have hit the road running with the Women in Print Breakfast Series and building a State-wide ticketing solution with extended reporting for patrons and sponsors. I feel very honoured and am very much looking forward to working more closely with the patrons and board.”
Moore will step down in March and continue to support Women in Print with her representation on the New South Wales committee working with Carmen Ciappara, Printer Media Group, Fiona O’Dea, DIC and NSW patron, Deborah Burgess.
“We are very lucky to have Sarah working with us on the NSW Committee, she adds so much insight and thinking to running the event, I simply couldn’t manage without her support,” said Burgess, managing director, Bright Print Group and NSW patron, Women in Print. “We understand with PacPrint and a busy year ahead, recognising when we over-commit and being able to say ‘no’ is an important skill all women need to learn. I cannot thank Sarah enough for her time and effort at Women in Print, she has been such a wonderful colleague to work with, and in my case, continue to work with."
Sarah Moore has worked across the Women in Print Breakfast Series for eight years and sat on the established independent Board since inception in 2021.
“I really do love Women in Print; it is a much needed and highly valuable program for our industry,” said Moore, business development manager at Visual Connections. “Each year it is something I genuinely look forward to becoming involved with and will miss the board involvement. I will continue to work with the NSW Committee and provide as much support as I can and look forward to continuing my involvement alongside Visual Connections.”
Kellie Northwood, CEO of The Real Media Collective and executive secretary, Women in Print, said: “Sarah has been terrific to work with across the Women in Print board and I wish her all the very best with her ongoing career in the industry. We are hoping to keep Sarah close to the Women in Print community as a wonderful talent and I am sure the NSW committee will continue to use her skills and expertise. I welcome also, Stephanie to the board. Steph and I have worked together for many, many years across industry programs from International Print Day to Women in Print and everything in between. Steph will take on the role as treasurer, but also provide strong digital marketing support to the program which will be a wonderful skill to include to the board.”
Meanwhile, tickets are on sale now for the upcoming Women in Print May Breakfast Series, with special sponsor packs still available for tables. Registration and ticket purchases can be made via www.womeninprint.com.au or direct to Eventbrite for State-by-State bookings.
Confirmed sponsors for the breakfast series includes Cactus Imaging, DIC, IVE Group, Heidelberg, Kwik Kopy, Ovato and The Real Media Collective. Confirmed associate sponsors include Ball & Doggett, Bottcher Systems, Lamson Paragon, Konica Minolta, Spicers. Industry sponsors include Advance Press, Bright Print Group, Creative Juice SA and Heaney’s Performers in Print.