International Photographic Council 2017 Board

International Photographic Council 2017 Board


Las Vegas, NV—The International Photographic Council (IPC) announced the election of Dr. Robert M. Banasik and Bernd C. Gassner to its existing board of directors.

Dr. Bob Banasik is an associate professor of marketing at Post University and has been active in the photo industry for more than 30 years.

Dr. Robert Banasik

He has served as CEO of Best Photo Imaging Center and as president of the Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA). He holds an MBA from Post University and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Walden University.

Bernd Gassner

Bernd Gassner is managing director and owner of B.C. Gassner GmbH & Co. KG. In 2003, he bought a 100-year-old dairy farm and converted it into a photo studio and advertising agency. Gassner achieved the Master Qualified European Photographer award held by only 51 top European photographers.

Gassner is also president of the Westphalian Professional Photographer Association, vice president of the Central Association of German Professional Photographers, and a board member of the Professional Photographers in the Federation of European Professional Photographers.

The 2017 IPC election results also include: president, James Chung; and vice presidents Kathy Schneider-Jello, John Segall, Ted McGrath and Kathy Magrane.

IPC’s 2017 board of directors now includes: Manny Almeida, Fujifilm North America Corp.; Dr. Robert Banasik; James Chung; Thomas Curley, Panasonic North America; Mavis Donkor, Bemmah LLC; Kathy Schneider-Jello; Bernd Gassner; Fred Lerner, MailPix; Kathy Magrane, SouthComm Business Media; Andy Marcus, Fred Marcus Studio; Ted McGrath, Ted McGrath Consulting; Ken Olson, Olson Studio; Manny Parks, Pro Photo Image; John Segall, Lifetouch; Muzammil Izhar Siddiqui, FotoLine; and Tor Weatherstone; Scandinavian Photo Consult.

International Photographic Council

The International Photographic Council (IPC) is a multinational, nonprofit, noncommercial organization of the United Nations. It is composed of representatives from every major sector of the photographic industry.

Founded in 1974, the IPC is dedicated to increasing worldwide recognition of photography as a universal means of communication, through the adoption of its motto: Peace through Understanding, Understanding through Photography, the Universal Language.”