GMU Schar School of Policy and Government to Partner with PostalVision 2020

(September 18, 2017 – Arlington, VA)  PostalVision today announced it will partner with the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University (https://schar.gmu.edu/) on future initiatives.

For seven years, PostalVision (http://www.postalvision2020.com) has been conducting conversations about the future of global postal services during a challenging transformational period of declining mail and growing parcel delivery.  Key stakeholders and thought leaders from government, industry, academia and independent start-ups have actively contributed to discussions about digital technology, government policy, and reinvention of the greater postal delivery ecosystem.

“We are proud to welcome the Schar School of Policy and Government as our official academic partner in The PostalVision 2020 Initiative,” said PostalVision Founder and Chairman John Callan.  “GMU’s support with issues identification, academic research, and facility resources will enable PostalVision to enrich its delivery of unprecedented independent thought-leadership in this critical communications and logistics sector,” he said.

Building upon PostalVision’s highly successful special one-day “Delivery By Design” discussion on the mailbox monopoly (http://www.postalvision2020.com/delivery-by-design/) held at GMU’s Schar School of Policy and Government in January, 2017, PostalVision now looks forward to expanding this topic-specific “excursion” model at GMU facilities throughout the year.

George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government prepares undergraduate and graduate students to be leaders and managers who solve problems and advance the public good in all sectors and levels of government—in the United States and throughout the world.  Learning from professors with real-world experience, students gain the applicable skills and the practical knowledge to lead government agencies and nonprofit organizations, develop public policies and programs, create innovative consulting solutions, or provide expert policy analysis.

“The Schar School at GMU looks forward to this expansion of our earlier work with PostalVision in exploring policy and technology challenges facing the World Postal community,” said David Williams, distinguished professor at the Schar School (and former USPS Inspector General).  Williams will participate on PostalVision’s Advisory Board as part of the new collaboration.  In addition, Kathleen Siviter, PostalVision Director of Community and Brand Development, will act as liaison to the Schar School of Policy and Government to facilitate active and constructive communications between the two communities.

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Join Us at PostalVision 2020 / 8.0 in 2018!

 Postal policy discussions will continue to be an integral part of PostalVision’s focus, both at its 8th annual event and beyond.

PostalVision 2020 will hold its annual event from April 3-5, 2018, at The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City.  Check out our web site for information and Early Bird registration offers as our planning progresses for the event.  As always, postal policy will take a center stage spot during the event!

 

 

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