IDEAlliance Honors Industry Leader with Mumma Award

IDEAlliance has announced Howard Schwartz of Condé Nast Publications as the recipient of the IDEAlliance “Donald A. Mumma Award”, the highest award of distinction in the mail preparation and processing arena. Given annually since 1985, the Mumma Award is given to an individual who has advanced communication and collaboration for greater efficiency in mail preparation and processing. The 2014 Mumma Award was presented to Howard Schwartz, Executive Director, Distribution Sourcing & Postal Affairs, of Condé Nast Publications during IDEAlliance’s Print Distribution Conference on May 6, 2014, in Clearwater, Florida. Joe Schick, Vice President of Postal Affairs, Quad/Graphics, Inc., and 1990 Mumma Award honoree, stated that “The success of our industry is generated through the vision and dedication of its leaders and such a leader is Howard Schwartz. We thank him for his service and contributions.”

Schwartz has dedicated most of his working life to creating and growing efficient mail volume. As one of the longest serving members of the Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), he has been a fixture at all events that involve the USPS and the industry.  He currently chairs the Periodicals Advisory Group and has been instrumental in getting the USPS, publishers and mail service providers to collaborate on common issues and keeps “lowest combined costs” as a focal point of the group. David Steinhardt, President & CEO of IDEAlliance, said “Mr. Schwartz has been an active member of IDEAlliance focusing on magazines and their viability in the mailbox. He works behind the scene to make things happen.”