TLMI is a member powered association. Together we address the industry's most relevant concerns such as workforce development government and regulation, and sustainability that can only be solved through our collaborative efforts. There are numerous opportunities for converter and supplier members to participate on a TLMI committee in their area of interest and expertise. Committee participation has both networking and learning advantages. Further, TLMI committees make tangible contributions to the association and the industry as a whole.Committees come together every January at the TLMI Committee Summit to establish goals for the year and to provide all of the groups opportunity to collaborate on shared initiatives. You can learn more about the composition and efforts of TLMI committees below.
Government & Regulatory Affairs CommitteeCo-chairs: Alexandra Joesten, CCL; Marty Olson, Green Bay Packaging
The mission of the Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee is to provide accurate and pertinent information impacting the tag and label industry with TLMI membership. The committee's priorities are determined by input from TLMI membership utilizing access and methods through relevant resources, industry experts and appropriate membership communications. TLMI has partnered with PACE, a government relations consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. to assist us in monitoring both federal and state legislation and regulation. As the industry's most member-driven advocate, TLMI actively works with other-like minded associations and the broader recycling community to ensure our members have influence on all affairs that impact our member companies.
Marketing CommitteeCo-chairs: Michael Ring, Gallus, Inc.; Kristin Yerecic, Yerecic Label
The Marketing Committee is focused on make sure TLMI and its initiatives properly communicated with both membership and the broader industry. They actively work with the other committees on their communication initiatives in addition to advertisements promoting increased membership, social media, improving association visibility and influence, direct marketing and ensuring that members are getting the most out of their membership. The committee recently completed TLMI's rebranding exercise introduced in 2018.
Membership CommitteeCo-chairs: Tom Alba, Mark Andy, Inc.; Jan Lehigh, Alpine Packaging, Inc.; Michelle Zeller, AWT Labels & Packaging
The Membership Committee committee works directly with TLMI Staff on recruiting new members, member retention, and implementing new membership benefits.
Technical CommitteeCo-chairs: Michelle Garza, DantexRBCor; Lori Campbell, The Label Printers
The Technical Committee provides practical information on industry trends and technical solutions critical to our members. Drawing its knowledge from a wide range of industry leaders, the committee provides an ongoing source of technical data and expert opinions to the TLMI membership and the label and packaging industry. The Technical Committee organizes the bi-annual printTHINK Summit emphasizing TLMI’s inclusive networking environment to create educational workshops, networking table tops, and personal meetings. Our committee divides its activities among various sub-committees focusing on current research, innovation, and trends in the tag, label and packaging industry.
Workforce Development CommitteeCo-chairs: Heidi Bollin, Bollin Label Systems; Jessica Harrell, Anderson + Vreeland; Haley Werth, Eastman Chemical Company
The purpose of the Workforce Development Committee is to facilitate programs for the TLMI Membership that will help to recruit new, sustain existing, and continue to develop talented employees and future leaders for the tag and label industry.