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Richard R. Shippee Named New Director of Communications
October 26, 1996 - Santa Clara, CA - The UniForum Association has named
Richard R. Shippee to the new position of Director of Communications. He
has been Director of Publications since 1993, when he joined the organization.
As Director of Communications Mr. Shippee will have day to day responsibility
for the Association's publications, marketing and corporate communications.
He retains the title of Publisher for the Association's flagship magazine,
UniForum's IT Solutions, with its international circulation of 30,000
In addition to UniForum's IT Solutions, Mr. Shippee also directs UniNews
online, the association's newsletter on the World Wide Web; the annual Open
Systems Products Directory CD-ROM; and the UniForum series of technical
guides. He is also publisher of UniForum Press, a book publishing joint
venture with Prentice Hall PTR.
Mr. Shippee's new responsibilities include directing membership and corporate
sponsorship programs, including outbound communications to 4,200 individual
members along with 70 corporate sponsors and 30 affiliate groups worldwide.
New member and retention programs fall within this mix, as do new memberhip
and sponsorship benefit packages.
He is also responsible for all marketing communications, and conference
program promotion regarding the annual UniForum Conference and Tradeshow,
scheduled for March 10-14, 1997 at the Moscone Convention Center in San
Francisco. In this role he is the Association's liaison with the Show Management
company, Softbank Comdex, Inc., as well as with independent organizations
sponsoring tutorials, workshops and special programs at the event in March.
Prior to UniForum, Mr. Shippee was Associated Publisher with the IEEE Communications
Society, in New York City.
UniForum is a not-for-profit membership association located in Santa Clara,
California. Its mission is to provide information and education about open
systems to end users and vendors of information technology.