IABC/San Diego Earns International Accolade for Communication

10 Mar 2012, by Kate Hardman, ABC in IABC/SD News

For the fourth year in a row, IABC/San Diego has won an IABC Chapter Management Award (CMA), earning recognition in a competition that honors the leadership and management skills, creativity and teamwork of chapter leaders worldwide.

Kate Hardman, ABC, VP of Communications, (pictured here with Cathleen Wolf, ABC, Director of Accreditation Portfolios and IABC/San Diego member) accepted the award on the chapter's behalf.

San Diego received an Award of Excellence for Communication in the mid-size chapter division, achieving high marks for building a comprehensive internal communications program and reaching audiences through a variety of channels, including social media, e-mail, website content and e-newsletters.

“The CMAs are a great recognition of the time and effort IABC volunteers put into making their chapters and regions thrive,” says Kate Hardman, ABC, VP of Communications, IABC/San Diego. “It’s exciting to win, and particularly to standout in the communications category among some of the profession’s best.”

The 2012 CMA awards were announced at IABC’s Leadership Institute Conference held February 23-25 in Miami, Florida. Judges presented awards for branding, membership, marketing, professional development, financial management, leadership development, communications, community involvement and student involvement in three divisions – small, medium, and large chapter size.

San Diego won four CMAs and mid-size Chapter of the Year in 2009, four CMAs in 2010, and three awards, including the Award of Excellence for Membership, in 2011.