Plum Grove Inc. President & CMO Wins GLGA Women in Print Leadership Award

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Plum Grove Inc. President & CMO awarded Women In Print Leadership Award from GLGA

Cary, IL • May 13, 2022 – Plum Grove Inc., an integrated print and marketing agency, is proud to announce that Kara Lineal, President & CMO, has won the Women In Print Leadership award from the Great Lakes Graphics Association. This award recognizes the contributions of women in the Midwest print, graphic arts, finishing and print packaging community as well as those women who support the print industry in a vendor or supplier capacity.

Kara Lineal
Honored as the recipient for the State of Illinois is Kara Lineal, President, Plum Grove, Inc., Cary, Illinois.

Any woman working directly in print or in a vendor role supporting print who was in good standing with her company in Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin was eligible to be nominated. The nominations were reviewed by a panel of female print professionals outside of the Midwest, who selected one recipient per state. Awards were based on the following criteria:

  • Passion for print and anything resembling print.
  • Experience in a print organization or in a vendor/supplier who supports print.
  • Community Advocacy – how does she support and/or advocate for print away from work (designing sports flyers, volunteering in service organizations, supporting sustainability, etc.)
  • Mentoring – how does she provide a platform for other women to grow and develop, formally or informally.

“The printing industry continues to emerge as an industry that welcomes gender equality, and we are honored to present the Women in Print Excellence Awards for a second year,” said Joseph Lyman, president of GLGA. “Congratulations to the winners in each state and all the nominees. The GLGA Women in Print group is making progress to help mentor each other. I am proud that the Women in Print awards program helps to recognize the progress the industry is making to fully represent its community.”

The recipients and nominees will be honored at GLGA’s simultaneous Graphics Excellence Awards (GEA) Celebrations on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Addison, IL, and Milwaukee, WI.

About Plum Grove

Plum Grove® empowers businesses to connect with the world, tell their story, build their brands, and promote growth through innovative marketing solutions. The one-stop shop offers over 1 million ways to market your business with award-winning creativity in print, direct mail, trade show exhibits, and promotional swag. With over 40 years of history and experience, and an average employee tenure of more than 15 years, Plum Grove prides itself on both its powerful force of seasoned experts and the strong family values that are the foundation of its culture. To learn more, visit

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