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LATEST NEWS: Phil Lawrence Named to Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Industry Program for Emerging Leaders

ISA Elite program to recognize young talent

ALEXANDRIA, VA – February 22, 2019 Phil Lawrence, General Manager & Co-Owner of Graphic Components of Greensboro, NC, has been named to the ISA Elite program, recognizing the next generation of sign, graphics and visual communications industry leaders. Phil Lawrence was among 37 young professionals chosen for the program, which sponsors the winners to attend ISA International Sign Expo® in Las Vegas including special networking events, education and, of course, its trade show. The event is sponsored by the International Sign Association®, the industry’s leading trade and advocacy association.

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Phil Lawrence is co-owner and General Manager of a Wholesale-only ADA and Interior Sign company, Graphic Components.  Professionally, he has worked in the Digital and Offset printing industry for 6 years before moving into the sign industry for the last 6 years.  His concentration at work is production management, developing processes, and building a team-based culture.  Phil has a BFA in Design with a concentration in Graphic Design from UNC Greensboro. Phil is married to Lynn (also a team member at Graphic Components) and together they have two dogs and enjoys playing Disc Golf as a sport.  Phil volunteers for the Professional Disc Golf Association as the State Coordinator for North Carolina, while hosting events locally as the President of the local club.

“Our association, tradeshow and industry have been transformed by the energy that the ISA Elite brings each year,” said Lori Anderson, ISA president and CEO. “Already, past Elite members are giving back, serving on committees and boards of ISA and ISA regional affiliates. We’re excited to have Phil join this prestigious group and look forward to the insights that each member of the 2019 class brings.

The ISA Elite program, now in its fifth year, includes three nights’ hotel accommodation and free entry to all education sessions at ISA International Sign Expo 2019, the sign, graphics and visual communications industry’s leading event. It also includes unique networking opportunities with fellow professionals and industry leaders. A two-day follow-up leadership conference will be held in the fall. ISA International Sign Expo takes place April 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, with education events starting on April 23. Learn more at