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Individuals, companies and trade organizations across the entire spectrum of image-driven professions serve as members of the Advisory Council. They are critical to the integrity of the Picture Licensing Universal System. It is this group’s focus on challenging and improving the standards of PLUS that will ensure that image licensing becomes easier
for all.

The PLUS Advisory Council is currently open to trade associations and PLUS Sustaining Members. To apply for this Council please contact us.


Trade Organizations on the PLUS Advisory Council

Advertising and Illustrative Photographers Association (AIPA)

Advertising Photographers of America (APA)

AIGA, the professional association for design (AIGA)

American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As)

American Society of Illustrators Partnership (ASIP)

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)

American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP)

Association of American Publishers (AAP)

Association of Illustrators (AOI)

Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI)

Association of Photographers (AOP)

Association of Professional Photographers of Spain (AFP)

Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

Australian Commercial and Media Photographers Association (ACMP)

Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)

Automated Content Access Protocol (ACAP)

British Association of Picture Libraries & Agencies (BAPLA)

Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective (CARCC)

Canadian Association of Photographers & Illustrators In Communications (CAPIC)

Coordination of European Picture Agencies Press Stock Heritage (CEPIC)

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)

Editorial Photographers (EP)

Editorial Photographers United Kingdom & Ireland (EPUK)

Graphic Artists Guild (GAG)

IDEAlliance

Illustrators' Partnership of America (IPA)

Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace (ICOMP)

International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO)

International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP)

International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC)

Japan Photographers Union (JPU)

Museum Computer Network (MCN)

National Association of Professional Photographers of Italy (TAU Visual)

National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)

National Union of Journalists (NUJ)

Newspaper Association of America (NAA)

North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA)

Photo Marketing Association (PMA)

Photographic Society of America (PSA)

Picture Archive Council of America (PACA)

Picture Research Association (PRA)

Pro-Imaging

Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC)

Professional School Photographers Association International(PSPA)

Publishers Licensing Society (PLS)

Pyramide

Society of Illustrators (SI)

Society of Photographers & Artists Representatives (SPAR)

Stock Artists Alliance (SAA)

Syndicat National des Agences Photographiques d'Illustration Générale (SNAPIG)

Technical Advisory Services for Images (TASI)

Union des Photographes Professionnels (UPP)

United States Digital Imaging Group (USDIG)

Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines (UPDIG)

Visual Artists & Galleries Association (VAGA)

Visual Resource Association (VRA)

Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)

White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA)

Women in Photography International (WIPI)


Other Valued PLUS Advisory Council Participants

James Alexander

Richard Anderson
Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines

Stephanie Anderson, Artist Representative
Anderson/Hopkins

Michael Ash, Director, Print Division
Radical Media

Chris Bain, Photography Director
Barnes & Noble Publishing

Julie Barnwell, Art Buying Manager
Digitas

Niki Barrie, Principal
Loupe Media

Howard Bernstein, CEO
Bernstein Andriulli

Mark Bide, Director
Rightscom Limited

Chrissy Borgatta Liuzzi, Senior Art Buyer
Doner

Ellen Boughn, Stock Photography Strategist

Jigisha Bouverat, Director, Art Buying
TBWA/Chiat/Day

Frederick Bowes, III, President & CEO
Digital Versions, LLC

Elaine Brown, Art Buyer
RTC Relationship Marketing

Barbara Brundage, President
Pacific Stock Photography

Geoff Cannon, Executive Vice-President
Masterfile Corporation

Jean-Francois Cardella
The Data Archive

Richard Cardinali, Senior Art Buyer
J. Walter Thompson

Stephanie Castillo Samoy, Book Editor/Rights & Permissions Editor
Guideposts

Frank Chagoya, Executive Production Manager, Asset Management
Leo Burnett, USA

Kate Chase
Kate Chase Presents

Beate Chelette

Lily Cheung, IP Relations Manager
NewsCom

Sharon Cohen-Powers, Principal
Loupe Media

Sinden Collier
Sinden Collier Photography

Kevin Connor, Sr. Director of Digital Imaging Product Management
Adobe Systems, Inc.

James Cook
HindSight

Tad Crawford, Attorney, Publisher
Allworth Press

Robin Daily, Freelance Art Buyer

Kat Dalager, Print Production Manager
Campbell Mithun

Lisa D'Apolito, Managing Art Buyer
DraftFCB

Doug Dawirs, Consultant

Meghan DeBruler, Senior Art Producer
DDB Worldwide

Chris DeLellis, CIO
SuperStock

Danita Delimont, Owner
Danita Delimont Stock Photography

Matt DeVirgiliis, Associate Rights Manager
McGraw Hill

Steven Diamond, Executive Director of Photography
Scholastic, Inc.

Laurent Di Costanzo
SEKOOA

Konrad Dienst, CEO
confessMEDIA

Patrick Donehue, Photographer, Consultant, Educator

Kate Duff, Licensing & Permissions Manager
The University of Chicago Press

Gary Elsner, VP/Sales & Marketing
StockPhotoFinder

Abbie Enock, Managing Director
Capture Ltd

Lynn Eskenazi

Jean Ferro, Photo Artist
President, WIPI

Rob Ford, Director of Pricing
Getty Images

Wayne George Fox, Managing Director
CyberDensity

Roberto Garcia, Assistant Professor
Universitat de Lleida

Sally Garland, Permissions Supervisor
Holt Rinehart and Winston

Harold Geller, Managing Director
Ad-ID

Bahar Gidwani, Co-Founder
EkoHub

Michael Grecco, President
Michael Grecco Photography, Inc.

John Greim, Chairman
Creative Eye

Robert Gubas

Eyal Gura, CEO and co-founder
PicScout

Prof. Christopher R. Harris
Electronic Media Communication, MTSU

Susan M. Harris, Art Director
Houghton Mifflin

Joel Hecker, Attorney
Russo & Burke

Gregory L. Heileman PhD, Professor, Associate Chair, Director-ECE Undergraduate Program
University of New Mexico

Michal Heron, Photographer, Author

Kit Hinrichs, Partner
Pentagram

Yonah Hirschman
Pearson Education

Maggie Hunt, President
StockShop LLC

Eric Hyman, President
Bibble Labs

Mark Ippolito, Consultant

Bruce Isaacs, Attorney
Wyman & Isaacs LLP

Beth Johnson, Artist Representative
Friend & Johnson

Dennis Keeley, Chair, Photography Department
Art Center College of Design

Diane Kennedy, VP Media Technologies
IDEAlliance

Maria Kessler, VP Business Development
ImageRights International

Karen Kirsch, Art Buyer
Cramer Krasselt

Mark A. Kopelman, Vice President Digital Strategy
Scholastic

Julieanne Kost, Photo Illustrator
Educator

James Kozyra, Senior Art Buyer
Young & Rubicam

Bert P. Krages, Attorney at Law

Mary Kuch-Nagle, Licensing Partner Manager
Digimarc

Billy Kwan, Billy Kwan, Associate Museum Librarian/Systems
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Debra Lakind, Head of Digital Image Resource
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Kane Larin, Artist Representative
Kane Larin Reps

Josette Lata, Head of Art Buying
J. Walter Thompson

Jain Lemos, Founder
Reality Books

Lucinda Lewis, Founder and CEO
Car Culture

Kevin Lipskin, Copyright Attorney

Steve Liska, Founder
Liska + Associates, Inc.

David Litschel, Provost
Brooks Institute of Photography

Tony Luna, Creative Consultant, Representative

Kathy Lyons-Urbanek, Art Production Supervisor
Doner Advertising

David MacTavish, Attorney, Author

Charles Mauzy, Digital Media Strategist

Carl May, Photo Agent
Biological Photo Service

Sam Merrell, Principal
Synthetic Imaging

Barbara Mikula, Project Manager
Acclaim Images

Sybille Millard, Director, Visual Resources
Reader's Digest Association

Clement Mok, CEO
CMCD

Chad Newell, CEO
Media Bakery

Alan Newman, Chief, Division of Imaging and Visual Services
National Gallery of Art

Steven Noble, Exec Regulatory Activities
Professional School Photographers Association

Nelson Nunes, President
ADBASE

Kieron Osmotherly,Managing Director
Henry Stewart

Robert Panzer
Visual Artists & Galleries Association

Dr. Norman Paskin, Founding Director
International DOI Foundation

Jennifer Pearson Yamashiro, Visiting Assistant Professor
Miami University, Department of Art

Shel Perkins, Founder
Shel Perkins & Associates

Jim Pickerell, Author & Consultant
Selling Stock

Wanda Pion
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill

Maria Piscopo, Creative Services Consultant

Bill Radcliffe, Director, Technology Development
Corbis Corporation

Don Resnick, President
20/20 Software

Seth Resnick, Photographer, Co-Founder
D-65

David Riecks, Principal
Controlled Vocabulary

Bob Roberts, President
H. Armstrong Roberts Company

Jeffrey Roberts, Vice President/Publisher
Hachette Filipacchi media U.S., Inc.

Bill Rosenblatt, Founder
GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies

Cindy Rowe, Manager of Art Buying
Saatchi & Saatchi

Andrew Salop, Media Technology Strategist
Metaseed.NET

Greg Samata, Principal
SamataMason, Inc.

Grover Sanschagrin
PhotoShelter

Joanna Santander, Business Development Manager
Alamy

David Schimmel, President & Creative Director
And Partners, Inc.

Angela Schoen, Director,Mondrion Publishing

Alexis Scott, President
Workbook

Phil Sedgwick, Founder, CTO
LW Technology

Janice Seline, Executive Director
Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective

Jeff Shear, CTO
Imagespan

Dean Siracusa, President
Transtock, Inc.

Greg Smith, Owner
mediaSmith

Lindsay Smith
Ad-ID

Nicola Solomon, Solicitor, Head of Intellectual Property and Media Law
Finers Stephens Innocent LLP

Blake Springer, CTO
Veer

Michael Steidl, Managing Director
International Press Telecommunicatons Council

David Steinhart, President & CEO
IDEAlliance

Bill Stockland, President
Stockland Martel

Olav Stokkmo, Chief Executive and Secretary General
International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations

Monica Suder, Creative and Business Coach

Mary Virginia Swanson, Consultant

Randy Taylor, President
StockPhotoFinder

Cynthia Turner, Illustrator
Alexander & Turner

Paula Voorhies, Art Producer
Fitzgerald+CO

William Walker, Dean and University Librarian
University of Miami

George Watson, Artist Representative
Watson & Spierman

Debra Weiss, Creative Consultant

Lauren Wendle, Publisher
Photo District News (PDN)

Carole Wilkins, Director Rights & Permissions
Pearson Education

Kristine Wilson, Partner, Director of Art Buying
Ogilvy & Mather

Nancy Wolff, Attorney
Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard

Tracy Wong, Chairman, Creative Director
WongDoody

Carolyn E. Wright, Esq.
Photoattorney.com

Grant Young, Technical Research Officer and Digitisation Project Manager
TASI

Karen Yuan, Associate Editor
EurekAlert!