USPS appoints new Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee members

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today announced the appointment of three members to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC).

Created in 1957, the CSAC evaluates all stamp proposals received by the Postal Service. Committee members, appointed by the Postmaster General, provide expertise on history, science and technology, art, education, sports and other subjects of public interest.

The new members are:

Ivan Cash
Ivan Cash is an award-winning interactive artist and film director, and the founder of Cash Studios of Oakland, CA.
Conceptually driven and genre bending, Cash’s media projects spark meaningful conversation and impact culture. His work has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, TIME, The Guardian, Fast Company, Buzzfeed, and The Atlantic. Three of his videos have been named Vimeo Staff Picks and two have been selected as Webby Honorees.
Cash has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 artist, an Art Directors Club Young Gun, and a PRINT New Visual Artist. His work has been exhibited around the world from the Brooklyn Museum to the Australian Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences and is in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London.

Spencer R. Crew
Spencer R. Crew is the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University.  He has worked in public history institutions for more than 25 years. Crew served as president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and worked at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution for 20 years, serving as director for nine. At each of those institutions, he sought to make history accessible to the public through innovative and inclusive exhibitions and public programs. Crew is an active member of the academic and cultural communities, serving on numerous boards that work to generate enthusiasm for history among the public.

Mike Harrity
Mike Harrity is the senior associate athletics director, Student-Athlete Services, at the University of Notre Dame. He leads the areas of sports performance and student welfare and development, serves a lead role with primary benefactor groups.
Harrity has 17 years of experience at NCAA Division I institutions supporting 720 student-athletes across 26 teams at the University of Notre Dame. He directs all areas that impact the student-athlete experience, with a focus on optimally enhancing the academic, personal, athletic, professional and service-learning experience of each student-athlete from recruitment through alumni status. Harrity explored the subject of creating and sustaining cultures of excellence with 13 coaches and many of their team members, who have won 103 combined championships; the results of his exploration were published in his first book, Coaching Wisdom (2012).

Submitting Stamp Suggestions
Due to the time required for research and approval in the stamp selection process ideas for stamp subjects should be received at least three years before the proposed issuance. Each submission should include pertinent historical information and important dates associated with the subject. Proposals must be in writing and submitted by U.S. Mail. No in-person appeals, phone calls or e-mails are accepted. Mail your suggestion (one topic per letter) to the address below:

Stamp Development
Attn: Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 3300
Washington, DC 20260-3501

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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