Magee Elected to Lead IPMA
Dwayne Magee, director of Messiah College Press & Postal Services, has been voted president elect of the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA). He will assume this new role on January 1, the date Mike Lincoln, Colorado's state printer, becomes IPMA president.
"I am fortunate to be serving alongside such a great group of leaders. The work of our organization, that of supporting and empowering in-plants, is and will always be a team effort," says Magee. "There is a lot to be hopeful for and I look forward to working, dreaming, problem-solving and celebrating our successes together."
Magee is currently serving as member representative of the association. Once he becomes president elect, he will spend two years in that position, then succeed Lincoln as president in 2018.
In an April article in IPG, Magee discussed his humble beginnings in rural Perry Country, Pennsylvania (where he grew up using an outhouse), his early start in the printing business running Linotype and letterpress equipment, his 17 years at AlphaGraphics and his eventual move to Messiah College in 2005, a private Christian college in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. His strong interest in writing led him to publish an award-winning children’s book a few years ago, A Blue-Footed Booby Named Solly McBoo.
A strong proponent of IPMA, Magee credits the association with improving his management skills.
“The highlight of my career was taking the CGCM certification at IPMA,” Magee told IPG last spring. “It gave me a new sense of confidence.”
Also new at IPMA, Tim Hendrix, Oregon State Printer, who ran against Magee in the election, is now IPMA's vendor representative. On January 1, Sherri Isbell, of the University of Oklahoma, will become IPMA's new member representative.