ICMA Leadership

2017 Board of Directors
North America




Keith Yeates, Bristol ID Technologies, President
Barry Mosteller, CPI Card Group, Vice President
Karen Brooker, CPS Cards




Thomas Tarantino,
Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
Michael Dorner, Variuscard GmbH


Personalizer Member:


Associate Members:


Jim-Cooney    Brian_Summerhayes
 Jim Cooney,
CPS Cards


Brian Summerhayes,
Barnes International
John Schneiderhan, Sun Chemical
Past Presidents Council:
Al Vrancart – Founder

Justin D'Angelo, CompoSecure

Robert Blum

Gordon Kramer

Tai Kyu Choi

Michael Swiecicki, CheckPoint Card Technology

Fernando Bautista, Thomas Greg & Sons

Herbert Grun, Giesecke & Devrient, GmbH

Alan Scott

Merrill Martin, MJM Consulting Group

Dean Warner

ICMA Headquarters

Jeffrey E. Barnhart

Jeffrey E. Barnhart, Founder and Executive Director

Executive Director's Message

In 25 years of existence, the ICMA has grown from five to over 200 members — and membership is increasing at a greater rate each year. Managing growth of this magnitude is the job of the dedicated ICMA Team, part of the Association Services Group at Creative Marketing Alliance. With responsibilities ranging from processing membership applications, planning conferences, creating magazines, placing public relations stories, recruiting new members and a myriad of other association services, the following individuals are the glue that keep the ICMA cohesive.

‚ÄčLynn McCullough

Lynn McCullough, Association Manager

Lynn is responsible for overall association management, working closely with the executive director and the board of directors to ensure that the association is managed smoothly. She supervises day-to-day administration, handles membership activity, heads advertising sales, oversees association marketing, plans and manages the EXPO and CardTREX regional events, attends trade shows, creates budgets and performs numerous other management tasks.

Al Vrancart

Al Vrancart, Founder and Industry Advisor

Al helps to provide industry guidance and expertise for the association, as he has many years of experience in the card industry. Al was one of the co-founders of the association, and has contributed to is growth and development over the years.

Anna Lopez

Anna Lopez-Cifelli, Communications Manager

Anna is responsible for planning conference and seminar programs, solicits and organizes speakers for ICMA events, and negotiates cross-marketing efforts with other organizations.

Diane Webster-Sweeney

Diane Webster-Sweeney, Assistant Association Manager/Advertising & Exhibit Sales Manager

Diane assists in overall association management, handling daily inquiries for members and non-members, as well as the planning of the EXPO and CardTREX regional events. She is also the advertising and exhibit sales manager for Card Manufacturing magazine.

Michele Giovine Michele Giovine, Membership and Project Coordinator
Michele handles daily membership activities including membership recruitment, assists with member inquiries, member database management as well as the ACE accreditation program and event registrations.
Ken Hitchner

Ken Hitchner, Public Relations Director

Ken raises awareness for ICMA through media relations, writing press releases, articles and promotional copy. He also researches industry news, manages ICMA's social networks and contributes to the production of ICMA's Card Manufacturing magazine as a staff writer and copy editor.

Greta Cuyler, Public Relations Manager

Greta also raises awareness for ICMA through ICMA's social media networks such as LinkedIn,Twitter and Facebook, and contributes to the production of ICMA's Card Manufacturing magazine as well as other ICMA communications.


Jennifer Kohlhepp, Managing Editor, Card Manufacturing Magazine

Jennifer is editor of ICMA's Card Manufacturing magazine, including interaction with authors, sourcing articles and writing/editing various information for each issue.

Vivian Ma, Asia Representative

Vivian has 8 years of experience in the card industry in Asia. She is based in China and is an ambassador for current and prospective members in the Asia Pacific region. 

Kelsey Brooks, Marketing Manager

Kelsey supports ICMA by identifying new initiatives that contribute to the overall brand strategy, promotional products, association collateral and event material as well as day to day marketing management.


Christian Amato, Chief Financial Officer

Christian Amato plays an instrumental role as the chief financial officer at ICMA. Christian brings more than 20 years of experience in various financial roles across a diverse spectrum of industries. Prior to ICMA, he served as the vice president of finance for Origio in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, and as the chief financial officer for Brite Star Manufacturing Company in Philadelphia.



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