Margie Newman named IABC/San Diego 2018 Communicator of the Year

10 May 2018, by Kate Hardman, ABC in IABC/SD News, Press Releases


Contact: Kate Griffin, ABC, President, IABC/San Diego
Email: sandiego-info@iabc.com

Margie Newman named 2018 Communicator of the Year
Newman, founding partner and managing director of Intesa Communications Group will be honored at a special event on May 23, 2018  

Margie Newman

SAN DIEGO, CA (April 23, 2018) — The San Diego chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has named Margie Newman, founding partner and managing director of Intesa Communications Group, as its 2018 Communicator of the Year (COTY). The COTY Award recognizes one greater San Diego area-based leader who demonstrates strategic excellence in communication.

Newman will be honored at a happy hour event at Karl Strauss Brewery in Sorrento Valley on May 23, 2018 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

“Margie is a trusted communications advisor for business executives, elected officials and nonprofit leaders in San Diego, and across the country,” said IABC/San Diego President Kate Griffin, ABC. “In addition to her many professional accomplishments, she is highly engaged in the betterment of our city through her meaningful civic and volunteer service. We are thrilled to present her with our most prestigious annual award.”

Newman is founding partner and managing director of Intesa Communications Group, a San Diego-based communications and government relations firm serving clients nationwide. She is known for her methodical planning, thoughtful work approach and contagious enthusiasm. Working closely with senior management and stakeholders at all levels, Newman is adept at building consensus, aligning an organization around a strategic vision, and preparing it to message it effectively.

“Throughout my career—thanks to many supportive mentors, family and friends— I have had the opportunity to do my best work to advance issues, causes, and client goals that I believe in,” Newman said. “To have a committee of my talented peers recognize this work is an honor, and a validation that one can be successful in business AND leave the community better than you found it.”

Before launching Intesa in 2012, Newman served as media relations and social media manager for The Pew Center on the States, a division of The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. Before that, she was a principal at Tennessee-based public affairs firm Hall Strategies. Newman began her career in 2002 as a press aide to Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen.

A graduate of Auburn University and proud mother of two young children, Margie was named in 2008 among PR News’ “Top 15 to Watch,” a national award recognizing 15 of the country’s most outstanding public relations professionals. She is a member of the YMCA of San Diego County board of directors, the LEAD San Diego board of directors (IMPACT ’15 & INFLUENCE ’17), and is member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Public Policy committee. In 2016, Margie was recognized as one of San Diego’s “40 under 40” by SDMETRO Magazine. Most recently, she was named among the San Diego Business Journal’s 2017 “Business Women of the Year.”

Attendees of the May 23rd event will have the opportunity to meet Newman, and hear more about the career accomplishments and challenges that led her to be recognized as 2018 IABC/San Diego COTY.

Tickets to the event are limited; register today!

For more information on the IABC/San Diego COTY award and event registration, visit the IABC/San Diego website at sandiego.iabc.com.


 About the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

Setting a standard of excellence since 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) includes thousands of members from around the world, representing many of the Global Fortune 500 companies. IABC serves professionals in the field of business communication, bringing together the profession’s collective disciplines. We deliver on the Global Standard in communication through our educational offerings, certification, awards program, resource library, an online magazine and annual World Conference.

About the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) San Diego Chapter

The IABC San Diego chapter serves as a vibrant resource for career growth, professional development, networking, mentorship and channels for local communications professionals. Members have exclusive access to information, tools, resources and services that provide ideas and solutions for the business communications issues communicators face today and will face tomorrow.

About the IABC/San Diego Communicator of the Year Award

COTY nominations were submitted by their peers and entries were evaluated using the following criteria: demonstrating strong leadership, management, and communication skills; developing communication strategies that contribute to the ongoing success of the organization; using effective internal and external communications; communicating to diverse audiences; exemplifying the role of leader in communication. A list of past COTY winners can be found at https://sandiego.iabc.com/recognition/communicator-of-the-year-award/.