IABC | Greater Cincinnati welcomes new leaders, sets new goals

2019 – 2020 plan to be announced soon

The IABC | Greater Cincinnati chapter board welcomed a new president and new board members over the summer, and also began working on exciting plans for expanding and energizing our local presence.

Jackiedra Wilson, Senior Marketing Manager at Messer Construction Co., is the chapter’s new president. She’s been a member of IABC since 2013 and previously served as the chairperson for the March 2019 event, Challenge Accepted!, which celebrated creative communications solutions in Greatrer Cincinnati.

“IABC gives me the opportunity to keep learning throughout my career and meet new people at local, regional and national events (which usually has members from around the world also in attendance),” Jackiedra said. She’s looking forward to helping make sure communications continues to bring value to businesses and organizations.

In addition, Connie Feick, Senior Manager of Communications at EyeMed Vision Care, is now the Vice President of Communications for the chapter. Connie has served on the Communications Committee for the past two years, managing the website and chapter newsletter.

Teresa Zumwald becomes the Immediate Past President.

Continuing their roles on the board are:

  • Jessica Canterbury, Social Media Manager, Communications Specialist, Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Kari McLean, PR Manager, independent contractor
  • Joe Bobbey, Senior Board Member, Senior Solutions Consultant at TiER1 Performance Solutions
  • Pat Frey, Senior Board Member, retired from Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Joy Lovejoy, Senior Board Member, retired

New to the board in open member positions are three local professionals:

  • Sara Jackson, Executive Director of Internal Comms Pro
  • Jeremiah McWilliams, Director of Employee Communications at North Highland
  • Lisa Moloney, Communications Manager at OPW

Look for more information about your new board members soon, along with details about 2019 – 2020 programming. Email Jackiedra if you’re interested in serving in a leadership role in our chapter or if you have any questions.


A New Way to Win

Get involved by helping evaluate other chapters’ awards

IABC chapters and regions the world over are in the midst of award entry season. And those entries need evaluators. Among them:

  1. IABC | South Carolina is seeking judges for the 80 entries into their Palmetto Awards. You may judge as few as one entry or as many as you think you can reasonably handle. Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2019.Interested? Contact IABC/SC 2019 Palmetto Awards Chair, Bailey Crafton at iabcsc@gmail.com
  2. IABC | Atlanta is seeking back up and alternate judges for their Golden Flames awards. Deadline: Friday, September 27, 2019.

Interested? Contact IABC/Atlanta 2019 Golden Flames Chair, Eric Berrios at goldenflame@iabcatl.com.

What it means for you

Using the IABC Seven Point Scale of Excellence, award judges read the work plan and review samples of each entrant, holding them up to IABC’s Global Standard of Excellence. As an evaluator, you are not setting the standards or criteria for the awards. You are scoring entries based on the criteria provided. Reviewing and providing thoughtful feedback to entrants helps communicators improve their processes and work products. And as evaluators, we get a unique glimpse into the communications challenges facing others in our profession. Each award might take up to an hour to evaluate.

Show off your work at the 2019 Silver Quill Awards

Enter the Heritage Region Silver Quills now through May 13

IABC Heritage Region is seeking entries for this year’s Silver Quill Awards. Earning an IABC Silver Quill award is a mark of distinction in the communication profession. The standards are high. Each entry is evaluated by two trained communication professionals using the IABC global 7-point scale of excellence and is evaluated on its own merit, not against other entries in a category.

Winners will be honored across 28 categories at the Heritage Region Conference September 22-24, 2019, in Detroit.

Don’t miss out on your chance to shine!

Complete information is available at silverquill.iabcheritage.com.