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Meet Team AICC

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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
Maria Frustaci, Director of Administration & Director of Latin America
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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
Cindy Huber, Director, Conventions & Meetings
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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
Virginia Humphrey, Director of Membership & Marketing
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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
Chelsea May, Education & Training Manager 
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Chelsea joined AICC in August 2014. Prior to AICC, she worked in music talent development in NYC and received her Masters degree in Communications at AU.

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

Bucket List: Walk on hot coals.

Contact Chelsea for information on:

  • Education
  • Seminars & Webinars
  • Packaging University 
Laura Mihalick, Senior Meeting Manager
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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
Partick Moore, Member Relations Coordinator
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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.

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Online Ad Sales
Taryn Pyle, Director of Training, Education & Professional Development
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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
Alyce Ryan, Marketing Manager
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Alyce joined the AICC team in 2017. Prior to the packaging industry, she worked in the tech & real estate industry.

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.

Contact Alyce for information on:

  • Sharing Recent Company News 
  • AICC's Website
  • InBox Newsletter & Advertising 
Ralph Young, Corrugated Technical Advisor
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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
Steve Young, Ambassador-at-Large
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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 for member support and recruitment.

Doug Friel, Safety and Risk Management Advisor
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Doug has been in the insurance, safety, & risk management industry for 20 years. He has been helping AICC members for more than a decade, let him help you.

Contact Doug for information on:

  • Technical questions on insurance, safety & risk management. ASK DOUG NOW
Tom Weber, Folding Carton Technical Advisor
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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