The National Postal Policy Council (NPCC) has named Charles “Chuck” Fattore the first recipient of its Kamen Award, named in honor of NPPC founder and long-time Chairman Laurel Kamen.
Fattore served as Chairman of the NPCC for ten years. He recently retired as President of Logistics for RR Donnelley, where he helped build the division into a leading third-party logistics provider. He is pictured above center, with his NPCC Vice-Chair Ronald Goglia (left) and Al Kamen, husband of Laurel Kamen (right) making the presentation.
NPPC is the trade association for large business users of letter mail, primarily in First Class. NPPC is committed to ensuring that a postal system to serve business mailers and the public comprehensively, effectively and efficiently be sustained. For more than thirty years, the National Postal Policy Council has proudly represented a distinguished group of the largest and most prestigious mailers in the country.
The National Postal Policy Council has established an award to honor individuals for outstanding achievement on behalf of the Association and the mailing industry. Named in memory , it will be awarded periodically to individuals whose accomplishments exemplify the character, major positive impact on the industry and success exemplified and sustained by Ms. Kamen.
“Chuck has a long list of accomplishments in leading NPPC to grow and become an even more powerful voice on policy at the Postal Service, the Postal Regulatory Commission, and on Capitol Hill,” the NPCC states in a press release. “Under his leadership, NPPC was front and center on any matters affecting First Class Mail, and on those impacting the industry as a whole. Leading by example, in particular with his leadership during the run up to the passing of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act in 2006, he consistently conducted himself with ease, patience and professionalism, and a sense of collegiality that became the hallmarks of NPPC’s approach to the industry and the institutions with which the association interacts.”
The Kamen Award is given in honor of Laurel Kamen, who passed away earlier this year. Besides her work with NPCC, Kamen was an American Express executive with extensive involvement in mail and postal relations who would later found her own clothing line for breast cancer survivors. (Click to read more).