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DMA STATEMENT: FTC CHAIRMAN TIMOTHY J. MURIS RESIGNS
NEW YORK, May 12, 2004 – The Direct Marketing Association’s (The DMA) President & CEO H. Robert Wientzen today issued the following statement regarding the announcement by Timothy J. Muris that he plans to step down as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) this summer:
"We have worked closely with Tim Muris and the Commission during his tenure as Chairman. We wish him well in his future endeavors and look forward to continuing to work cooperatively with the FTC and the new Chairman."
About The DMA
The DMA is the leading trade association for businesses interested in interactive and database marketing, with nearly 4,700 member companies from the United States and 53 other nations. Founded in 1917, its members include direct marketers from every business segment as well as the nonprofit and electronic marketing sectors. Included are catalogers, Internet retailers and service providers, financial services providers, book and magazine publishers, book and music clubs, retail stores, industrial manufacturers and a host of other vertical segments, including the service industries that support them. According to a DMA-commissioned economic-impact study, direct and interactive marketing sales in the United States are projected to have surpassed $1.7 trillion in 2003, including $133 billion in catalog sales and $41 billion in sales generated by the Internet. The DMA's Web site is www.the-dma.org, and its consumer Web site is www.shopthenet.org.