Apr. 24, 2017, Rome, NY—Sales veteran James Messa has returned to Cathedral Corporation as assistant vice president of Church Envelope Sales, responsible for developing new church fundraising products and working with the Church Sales team to generate new business. He reports to Marianne W. Gaige, chief executive officer and chairman of the board at Cathedral, which is a leader in, personalized print and digital communications for member and community-based organizations.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jim Messa back to Cathedral,” Gaige said. “Everywhere Jim has worked, he’s had a great record of accomplishment, and we’re excited about what his leadership will bring to Cathedral and our customers.”
Messa has 25 years of sales and customer service experience, 15 of them in the church industry. Most recently, he was director of Campaign Programs at Liturgical Publications, Inc., New Berlin, Wisc. Prior to that, he was with Cathedral in two separate stints, from 2009-2015 and 2003-2007, rising to the position of regional sales director for Church & Diocesan Services. He also was a new marketing development specialist at Sturges Manufacturing Co., Inc., Utica, N.Y.
Outside of work, Messa has served as a Faith Formation Advisory Committee member at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, New Hartford, N.Y. and as a New Hartford town councilman. He has a bachelor’s of professional studies (business management) from the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, N.Y.
Cathedral Corporation provides personalized marketing and financial communications services that use data, print and digital media to foster stronger customer relationships and drive business growth. With headquarters in Rome, N.Y., and facilities in Deer Park, N.Y.; Lincoln, R.I.; Inglewood, Calif.; and Orlando, Fla., the company serves 5,000 businesses and non-profit organizations nationwide in financial services, healthcare, municipal and governmental services, higher education, non-profit fundraising and churches. Web site: http://www.cathedralcorporation.com.