Letters to the Editor
In a nutshell, PostCom is the only national trade association dedicated to advocating on behalf of companies and organizations that either use mail as a medium for business communication and commerce, and those whose businesses are designed to help others do the same.
We are a diverse group. In fact, the one factor that binds the interests of our members together is the belief that the preservation of a universal postal system is vital to their economic interests, and that mail, as a part of the nation’s economic infrastructure, should facilitate, not impede, the conduct of business and communication.
There are individuals from some 60 businesses that serve on PostCom’s board of directors. Their mission is to ensure that the policies and advocacy objectives for which PostCom stands are an accurate reflection of what we believe is in the best interests for the mailing industry as a whole.
There’s a lot that goes into this. First, you can imagine the challenge associated with getting 60 diverse parties to agree on anything. Our board faces and succeeds in mastering that challenge every time it meets. Our leaders have the sober realization that postal policies and operations must be determined in a manner that best meets the needs of the industry as a whole, or they will well-serve no one at all.
I would urge anyone who would like to experience how the PostCom board goes about its business to attend a board meeting and see things firsthand. Until the self-styled critics have availed themselves of this opportunity, I would urge them to keep their opinions about PostCom to themselves.
Gene Del Polito
Association for Postal Commerce
Your letter regarding the American Catalog Mailers Association (ACMA) was fair and even-handed. But it’s important to emphasize that ACMA doesn’t downplay the important work that the DMA and PostCom have done and continue to do on behalf of all mailers. Many, if not most, of ACMA members, including my company, are members of either the DMA, PostCom or both — and for good reason.