Charles A. Prescott has spent his career in international corporate, securities, finance, and new country development law and projects.During his career he has worked in law firms in Tokyo and New York, and has been in-house corporate counsel with privately-owned Continental Grain Company and publicly-listed The Readerís Digest Association, Inc. He also served as Vice President, Global Development at the Direct Marketing Association, Inc. of the United States.The DMA is the largest trade association for businesses interested in interactive and database marketing,
continues to represent his several constituencies in numerous US government and international bodies, including the US Department of Commerce, the State Department, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Universal Postal Union. He has served on the Board of Directors of FEDMA (Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing).Currently he represents the Global Envelope Alliance at the Universal Postal Union where he is Chairman of the Consultative Committee, which consists of private sector associations and organizations with interest in the international postal network, including competitors, customers of and suppliers to the posts world-wide.He also serves on Industry Technical Advisory Committee 5 to the U.S. Department of Commerce, which advises the government on international trade agreements and issues and a similar committee which advises the State Department on postal matters.
He earned his J.D. (cum laude) in 1974 from Harvard Law School, and his A.B. in 1969 from Hamilton College, where he was Phi Beta Kappa.He is admitted to practice law in California and New York, and is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.
He is a frequent speaker around the world on direct and interactive marketing developments, postal matters, and privacy and data protection and has authored numerous works to assist data processors to understand and comply with laws and best practices world-wide. His work at the UPU has resulted in engagement in numerous postal issues impacting international mailers, most recently on the critical issue of addresses and addressing.
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