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The EMA Foundation for Paper-Based Communications supports the paper-based communications industry by designing and implementing a key research and education agenda for companies in the envelope industry and the customers they serve. The Foundations seeks to identify and analyze major trends affecting the paper-based communications industry; to position paper-based communications as a key participant in the information age; to develop key relationships with academic institutions and allied industry partners to monitor and support focused research; and to encourage career participation in the paper-based communications industry.


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Foundation Board of Trustees

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The EMA Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees from the paper-based communications industry. 

  • T. Hunter Wilson, Chairman
  • Stephen E. Hart, Vice Chairman
  • Russell J. Packwood, Secretary/Treasurer 
  • Cheryl Z. Chapman, Immediate Past Chair
  • Stephen M. Bunker
  • Michael P. Jania
  • Susan LaChance
  • Seth Newman
  • Andrew J. Schipke
  • Ron L. Wilson, ex-officio 

2015 EMA Mailing Industry Job Study

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The Mailing Industry is the backbone of the American economy and what happens in the Mailing Industry echoes throughout the entire economy. 

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Highlighting Consumer Preferences

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The EMA Foundation recently funded a large nationwide survey of over 3,000 adults studying the preferences of adult Americans regarding paper-format bills, statements and related documents. InfoTrends, a market research firm specializing in topics related to paper, paper communications, and printing, was chosen to oversee the survey and analyze the results.