About Chris Lien
Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs
Chris Lien led BCC Software for over a decade before transitioning to his current role with the company, and has been active in the mailing industry for over 25 years. During that time, he authored several software solutions utilizing Mail.dat for electronic auditing, distribution and logistics planning, palletization, and electronic postage payment. He has been heavily involved in industry associations such as the Association for Postal Commerce, Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, Idealliance, and has previously served as Industry Chair of the Postmaster General’s Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC). Chris has spoken at numerous conferences and events, such as the National Postal Forum, Mailcom, Graph Expo, and many Postal Customer Councils. He is a frequent author of industry articles related to address quality and has hosted many online webinars. Chris has been honored with numerous industry recognitions, including the 2016 Idealliance Donald A. Mumma Award, and most recently was inducted into the Soderstrom Society Class of 2017. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. Originally from northern Minnesota, Chris now lives in Rochester, New York with his wife Carla and their four children, on their 20-acre hobby farm. He is active in the local Boy Scout troop as the Troop Chaplain, serves as Evangelism Chair at their local Lutheran church, and enjoys astronomy and ballroom dancing.