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A. Steven Young

Steve has been with AICC for over 30 years. He has held nearly every position within the Association. He has acted as a steward of AICC and the membership working to best support the independent. 

Contact Steve:
when all else fails | Linkedin 

(703) 535-1381

Mike D'Angelo
Vice President

Prior to joining AICC, Mike was involved with packaging printers, converters and suppliers for more than 30 years. He is a past AICC member and ICPF supporter. Mike has a passion for serving the membership with an eye on the future.

Contact Mike for information on:

  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership initiatives | Linkedin 
(703) 535-1386

Maria Frustaci
Director of Administration
Director of Latin America

Maria is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Association and development of Latin American membership including the planning of AICC Mexico's annual meeting and trade fair.  In addition, Maria develops and markets our products and publications.

Prior to joining to AICC in 1998, she was with Defense Products Marketing, EXFRUVENCA import export company based in Caracas, Venezuela and ROAL in Lima, Peru.

Contact Maria for information on:

  • Administration
  • Latin America and Mexico membership benefits
  • Products & Publication
  • Online advertising | Linkedin
(703) 535-1382

Cindy Huber
Director, Conventions
& Meetings

Cindy has been with AICC since 2003. During her tenure she has developed the Spring and Fall conventions into must-attend industry events. Cindy has over 20 years’ experience in the convention and exposition industry.     

She currently lives in Manassas with her husband Paul and kids Maddie, Caitlyn and McKenna

Furbabies: Bella & Beau (both yellow labs)

First Job: Age 14 - Candy Striper at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Contact Cindy for information on:

  • National Conventions  (Spring & Fall)
  • Package Design Competition
  • Innovator of the Year Competition
  • Student Design Competition
  • Operation Safe Shop Competition
  • J. Richard Troll Scholarship Foundation
  • Washington Industry Fly-In | Linkedin
(703) 535-1384



Virginia Humphrey
Director of Membership
& Marketing

Virginia has been with AICC since 2012. She specializes in membership engagement and marketing. Prior to AICC Virginia managed special projects for Exponent Philanthropy, an association for small-staffed foundations.

She holds a Masters of Science in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University.

Pets- Otis, a black lab mix who is as smart as soup and Casey, a collie-chow mix too smart for her own good
Fun Fact- I ate rat while in the Peace Corps. And I liked it.

Contact Virginia for information on:

  • Joining AICC
  • Renewing your company's membership
  • Maximizing your membership
  • Writing for BoxScore or inBox
  • BoxScore Advertising | Linkedin
(703) 535-1383


Chelsea May
Education & Training Manager 

Chelsea provides the day to day administrative support to the association. She assists with multiple tasks including: data entry, accounts receivable, products and publications, membership, education, and answering phone calls.

Fun Fact: Chelsea once competed in an amateur skateboarding competition.

Bucket List: Walk on hot coals. 

Contact Chelsea for information on:

  • Administration
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Products and Publications
  • Registering for meetings or educational programs
  • iDirectory logo ads | Linkedin
(703) 535-1396


Laura Mihalick
Senior Meeting Manager

Laura joined the AICC team in January 2015. Prior to AICC, she worked in publishing, organizing five conferences a year along with handling the marketing and publicity plans for children's books. Originally from Western Pennsylvania and hailing from a family of independent grocers, banana boxes were her first introduction to corrugate.

Fun Fact: Laura's favorite sports are hockey & tennis.
Bucket List: To visit the lavender fields in France (to name one!).

Contact Laura for information on:
  • National Conventions
  • Regional events
  • Industry Fly-In
  • Competitions | Linkedin
(703) 535-1388

(703) 836-2422


Patrick Moore
Administrative Assistant 

Prior to AICC, Patrick worked within the hospitality industry as well as the tech sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech.

Fun Fact: I love to travel. I have visited 2 of the 7 (man-made) wonders of the world- the Roman Colosseum and Chichen Itza..
Bucket List: Victoria Falls in Zambia.

Contact Patrick for information on:
  • Accounts receivable
  • Online Ad Sales

Taryn Pyle
Director of Education
& Leadership Development

Taryn‘s career spans 25 years in Association Leadership. Her career at AICC began in 2001. She  divides  her time between building education programs through AICC’s Packaging University and creating AICC’s magazine BOXSCORE. Her spare time finds her as wife, aunt, daughter, sister, niece, photographer, and volunteer for the Italian Greyhound and Virginia Bluebird Societies.  

Contact Taryn for information on:

  • Education
  • Course development
  • Packaging University
  • Advertising in AICC’s BoxScore Magazine | Linkedin
(703) 535-1391

Alyce Ryan 

Marketing Coordinator

Alyce joined the AICC team in 2017. Prior to AICC, she worked as a marketing & social media manager for a small tech & real estate company in Washington, D.C. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from West Virginia University. Go Mountaineers! 

Fun Facts: 

  • I have a spoiled French Bulldog named Winston.
  • The number of times I've watched Runaway Bride may scare you. 

Bucket List: Go shark diving in Beqa Lagoon, Fiji

Contact Alyce for information on:

  • Sharing your recent company news & press releases 
  • AICC website & SocialLink
  • AICC InBox



Tom Weber
Folding Carton Technical Advisor

Tom has 39 years of paperboard packaging experience. He is recognized by industry peers to be knowledgeable and well informed in all sales, marketing, and production processes, various types of paperboard and plastic converting equipment, and technically proficient in Leadership Training and Six Sigma/LEAN methodologies. He has managed multiple facilities in operations, run a regional business as General Manager, and successfully directed a privately held company as its President. His career includes tenures with Tenneco, Caraustar, North America Packaging Corporation, Core Systems LLC, and CardPak.

Contact Tom for information on:

  • Folding carton technical issues | (330) 245-1460


Ralph Young
Corrugated Technical Advisor

Ralph has been associated with the AICC for 35 years, serving as our Technical Advisor for the last 12 years. He is globally known primarily as an expert in containerboard and corrugated packaging. For the Association, he is the author of ASKRalph blog, BoxScore articles, contributions to inBox, with participation in webinars and domestic and international meetings. Ralph has also created four product development assignments for AICC.

Contact Ralph for information on:

  • Corrugated technical issues
  • Containerboard trends | Linkedin
(703) 836-2422