Paradysz Named 2003 List Leader

The Direct Marketing Association's List & Database Council yesterday named Chris Paradysz, CEO of ParadyszMatera Inc., New York, as the 2003 List Leader of the Year.

Paradysz receives the award at an Aug. 11 banquet at The Manhattan Penthouse in New York, preceding the DMA's List Vision 2003 conference Aug. 12 at the Marriott Marquis.

Paradysz began his career in the list industry at American List Counsel in 1985, then founded Paradysz in 1989. In 1990, Angelo Matera joined the firm as a partner, prompting the name change. The company specializes in list brokerage as well as research and analysis.

Paradysz also serves as co-chair of the DMA's List Leaders and is a member of several DMA councils.

Last year's List Leader, Ray Schultz, editorial director of Direct Magazine, will present the award to Paradysz.

The award is given to a list professional with at least 10 years in the industry. The recipient must be active in one or more of these list-related areas: ethics, education, list practices and standards, privacy issues, postal reform, communication or environmental concerns.

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