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Join Us for “Table for 10” on Tuesday, July 11

30 Jun 2017, by Chantal Ramirez in Event Archive

Join Us for “Table for 10” on Tuesday, July 11

Please join us for a special evening of stimulating conversation and idea exchange with Edward “Ned” Lundquist (ABC and IABC Fellow), a retired U.S. Navy captain with 33 years of professional public affairs and multiple-award-winning strategic communications experience. This is a great opportunity to gain insights from a professional communicator of Ned’s calliber in a relaxed and intimate setting, while also getting to know other local communicators.

Ned has been described as “the complete communicator…a talented and experienced writer and leader, quick on his feet, innovative and imaginative, energetic and versatile, and able to find a point of view, slant or angle for any situation.” He has held local, national and international leadership positions within IABC.

We’ll dine together at Cucina Urbana, featuring eclectic and inventive California-inspired Italian cuisine, in the Banker’s Hill neighborhood. Participants will be responsible for their own dinner tab. This event will be limited to 10 participants. (Check out the menu here.)

The event will be held from 6-8pm Register now! 

If the event is full, please write to join the waiting list, as we will be confirming attendance the day before the event. If you sign up and cannot make it, please let us know as soon as possible so we can fill the spot with someone from the waiting list.

About Our Special Guest

Ned Lundquist, ABC and IABC FellowEdward “Ned” Lundquist, ABC, IABC Fellow, is a retired U.S. Navy captain with 33 years of professional affairs and strategic communications experience.  He is an accredited business communicator and award-winning communicator who served as president of IABC/Hampton Roads and IABC/Washington, director of U.S. district 3 and chair of the International Accreditation Council.  He was named an IABC Fellow in 2016. Ned has won a Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil award, three IABC Gold Quill awards, and the IABC Jake Wittmer award for excellence in communications research.

He is a principal science writer at MCR Federal in McLean, Virginia, supporting government clients; and has his own company, Echo Bridge LLC, which provides outreach and advocacy support to commercial clients. He served on active duty for 24 years in the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer and public affairs specialist.  Captain Lundquist was a Pentagon spokesman with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Director of the Fleet Home Town News Center, and director of public affairs and corporate communications for the Navy Exchange Service Command.  His last tour of duty was commanding the 450 men and women of the Naval Media Center. Captain Lundquist is a member of the executive committee of the Surface Navy Association and chair of the SNA communications committee.  He writes for numerous naval, maritime and defense publications and chairs and presents at communications, naval and maritime security conferences around the world.


Photography Note: Photos will be taken throughout the event, and some photographs will be posted on our web site and newsletter. Please let Robynn Rockstad-Rex or another IABC-San Diego Board member know during the event if you do not wish to have your picture made public.