The DMAW Board Appreciation Award honors an individual who has proved extraordinary service and displayed significant dedication to the DMAW’s (Direct Marketing Association of Washington’s) mission to educate direct marketers in the industry’s best practices, techniques and ethical practices. The Board Appreciation Award is designed as a formal “thank you” for a significant action or noteworthy continued service to the organization.
This year DMAW was pleased to present Jeff Thomas, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, ProList, as DMAW’s recipient of the 2018 DMAW Board Appreciation Award.
While attending Duquesne University to earn his degree in Communications, Jeff began his career in direct mail when he should have been enjoying summer and holiday breaks. Who knew all that time on the mail shop floor would turn into a career!
Twenty-plus years later, Jeff has extended those summer vacations into a successful career in production, management, customer service and sales in the direct marketing industry. He’s worn all the hats.
Today he leverages that experience into creating solutions for his clients.
For six years as a board member, Jeff accepted the position to serve on the DMAW Sponsorship committee. Jeff has been tireless in his efforts to raise sponsor funds for the various DMAW events. Through his efforts, DMAW has been able to keep registration fees at a reasonable level. Jeff finishes his term on the board this December. He will be missed for his outstanding fundraising capabilities, as well as his great personality and positive attitude.
When Jeff isn’t selling DMAW sponsorships, helping a client plan a campaign or problem solve a project, he likes to play golf and spend time relaxing with his wife, 2 daughters and three dogs.