The Premier Mailing &
Shipping Industry Event

About the NPF

The NPF has partnered with the USPS to present the mailing and shipping industry’s premier educational venue, trade show and networking event. Held every spring, the four-day NPF is the only event that works directly with USPS managers to provide the most comprehensive educational and networking platform possible for meeting the needs of the industry and postal customers.

OUR MISSION — To assist the United States Postal Service in building relationships with mailers and educating them in the most effective and efficient use of the products and services offered by the United States Postal Service.

The NPF is a not-for-profit educational corporation, established in 1968 by a group of major postal customers/mailers who were committed to an ongoing partnership with the USPS. The Forum’s goal has always been to provide education to business mailers, along with communication and feedback between the USPS and its business customers for a more responsive and efficient mail communications system.

Why Attend NPF?

  • Top-notch industry education.
  • Professional networking opportunities.
  • Meet with USPS leadership.

While we live in a high-tech world, mail remains the preeminent “high-touch” means of reaching out to customers, businesses and the world, and no one knows that better than our attendees! The NPF is the ideal way to stay in sync with all the advances and trends that affect the rapidly progressing and changing mailing and shipping industry.

This is the only event that brings together all senior level USPS executives, leaders of the mailing and shipping industry as well as the industry’s major suppliers and partners. You can’t afford to miss this opportunity to listen and learn from these champions of mail and shipping!

Who Attends the NPF?

4,000+ Industry Professionals
Middle to Upper Level Professionals
Small to Large Corporations
More than 95% from North America
  • Associations
  • Banking Institutions
  • Catalog
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Credit Union
  • Database Marketing
  • Advertising and eCommere
  • Federal Government
  • Financial Services
  • Fulfillment Companies
  • Health Care Companies
  • Hotel/Travel Industry
  • Insurance Companies
  • Lettershop Mail Order Houses
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Marketing Groups
  • Military Segments

Board of Directors

J. Pierce Myers


About J. Pierce Myers —

Pierce Myers has held a variety of positions in the private sector and the Federal Legislative and Executive branches, serving as advisor and counsel on postal and governmental policy matters. Since 1997 he has represented mailers and postal vendors before the Postal Regulatory Commission. Since 1999 he has represented the Parcel Shippers Association as Executive Vice President and Counsel.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Myers worked for 20 years for the U.S. Congress, serving as Counsel to five different House committee chairmen and working on more than 100 bills that became law. As Deputy General Counsel of the House Postal Office and Civil Service Committee, he was the primary congressional advisor on postal matters. Following his congressional work, he served three years as Special Counsel to the Chairman of the Postal Rate Commission. In 2002 the Postmaster General awarded Mr. Myers the Postal Service’s Partnership for Progress Award for his work securing emergency funding following “9/11” and the subsequent anthrax mail attacks.

Joyce McGarvy


About Joyce McGarvy —

Joyce McGarvy served as the Vice President of Distribution at Crain Communications, Inc. Ms. McGarvy is involved in several professional organizations including serving as President of Red Tag News Association, Past National Industry Co-Chair of the Periodicals Focus Groups, Past Industry Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Focus Group, Past Industry Co-Chair for the Periodicals Operations Advisory , Past Industry Chairman of the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), as well asPast Industry Chairman of American Business Media (ABM) Postal Affairs Committee. Ms. McGarvy was awarded the prestigious Tom Tully Award from the American Business Media in 2008.

Anita J. Bizzotto


About Anita J. Bizzotto —

Anita Bizzotto was named Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at the US Postal Service in May 2005. A 31-year postal veteran, Ms. Bizzotto was responsible for Sales, Product Development, Customer Service, Pricing and Classification, Advertising, and International Business. Prior to being named Executive Vice President, she served as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President. Ms. Bizzotto also served as Vice President of Pricing and Classification, where she was responsible for managing the pricing and classification policy for postal products and overseeing the reform of mailing regulations and pricing structures.

Michael J. Genick


About Michael J. Genick  —

Michael Genick is past Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the National Postal Forum.  Prior to joining the NPF, Mr. Genick served as Vice President of the American Newspaper Publishers Association and its successor, the Newspaper Association of America. Mr. Genick also served in the United States Army. He is a native New Yorker and attended the New School for Social Research, and he is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and American Society of Travel Agents.

Dennis Farley


About Dennis Farley  —

Dennis Farley served as Distribution Director for ESPN The Magazine for 21 years as well as for Fairchild Publications for 16 years where he was involved in postal and logistic issues for all classes of mail. Dennis started his career working in the mail room at a Wall Street law firm while attending Fordham University where he earned a degree in Economics in 1973. Dennis has been a National Postal Forum attendee since 1982. He has been an NPF Session speaker; General Session speaker and a National Award winner for the Northeast Area. Dennis was a USPS MTAC member for 26 years representing The Red Tag News Publications Association. He served as President and Board Member of Red Tag and was also a member of the Magazine Publishers of America Postal Committee. Dennis has been involved with USPS issues at his local PCC meetings; Periodical Focus Groups; Area Focus Groups; AIM as well as working with the Postal Regulatory Commission and with the USPS Board of Governors. He has spoken to many USPS employee groups directly and through video on the great partnership mailers share with the USPS.

Chris Lien


About Chris Lien  —

Chris Lien has been active in the mailing industry for thirty years. He began as a software engineer in the 1990’s at CH Robinson developing dynamic mail entry solutions based on Mail.dat. In 2000, Chris joined Postalsoft/Firstlogic where he focused on address quality and presort technology. In 2007, Chris joined BCC Software and led the company as its president for a dozen years until selling the company to BlueCrest Inc in 2020 and transitioning to a role as Executive Vice President of Postal Affairs in 2021. Chris is a recognized industry expert speaking at such events as the National Postal Forum, Postal Customer Councils, and countless industry events. He regularly participates in numerous industry associations such as Association for Postal Commerce, Delivery Technology Advocacy Council (DTAC), and the Postmaster General’s Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) where he currently serves as a former MTAC Industry Chair. In 2016, Chris Lien received the Donald A. Mumma Award – the highest award of distinction that DTAC presents in the mail preparation and processing arena.

Meet our Staff

Together, the NPF staff represents over 100 combined years of service to NPF and dedication to the mailing and shipping industry and the USPS. For more information on the NPF, don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance – a staff member will be happy to help!

Maureen Goodson

Executive Director

Mary Guthrie

Director of Marketing and Exhibits

Laurie Woodhams

Manager of Exhibits and Program Elements

Judy Clear

Manager of Registration and Accounting

Questions? We Have the Answers!

How many attendees come to the National Postal Forum?

An average of 4,000+ industry professionals attend the National Postal Forum. Over 85% of these attendees are potential buying customers with the mailing industry. An additional 1,000 attendees represent exhibiting companies and 500 are USPS representatives.

When and where are future NPF conferences scheduled?

Charlotte, NC May 21-24, 2023

Indianapolis, IN June 2-5, 2024

Nashville, TN April 27-30, 2025

What is the address of the hotel where I have requested a reservation?

Aloft Charlotte City Center, 210 East Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Charlotte Marriott City Center, 100 West Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown, 401 E. Martin Luther Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28202

Hilton Charlotte Uptown, 222 E. Third St., Charlotte, NC 28202

JW Marriott Charlotte, 600 S. College St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Le Meridien Charlotte, 555 S. McDowell St., Charlotte, NC 28204

Omni Charlotte, 132 East Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Sheraton Charlotte, 555 S. McDowell St., Charlotte, NC 28202

Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St., Charlotte, NC 28202

How can I get confirmation of my hotel registration?

You will receive a hotel confirmation directly from the hotel once they process your request. NPF hotel information is listed on this website under Registration Information/Hotel Promotion.

When will I receive confirmation of my hotel registration?

Confirmation for hotel reservations will come directly from the hotel. Once your registration is processed and your reservation sent to the hotel, the hotel will send out your confirmation. You may also call the hotel directly to confirm your reservation after they have processed it.

When will I receive my confirmation packet?

Confirmation packets will be emailed to registrants about one week prior to the event start date.

How do I convince my boss to send me to the NPF?

The NPF offers industry professionals exclusive and unparalleled opportunities to excel in the business of mailing and shipping. Through top-notch educational workshops, USPS officer led sessions, networking with like-minded professionals, to discovery in the largest industry trade show, the NPF offers copious opportunities to increase industry knowledge that will propel personal and company success. If you need help convincing your company of the exceptional value of attending the NPF, share “Why Should You Attend” fact sheet. It’s that easy.

Why Should You Attend