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Meet Sarah Bilyeu

05 Jan 2012, by Kate Hardman, ABC in Meet our Members, Member Profiles

Sarah is the Senior Vice President for Business Development & Community Relations for San Diego County Credit Union. A native of San Diego, she spends her free time enjoying all America’s Finest City has to offer and spending time with family and friends.


About Me

IABC Member since: 2008

About Me

Beautiful San Diego, CA

Current residence:
Santee, CA

Favorite Quote:
“Laughter is the best medicine.”

Three words that best describe me:
Loyal, creative, motivated.

When I’m not working, you could find me…
At the gym, on the beach, eating great food, drinking good wine, laughing, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.

My Life in Communications

The biggest communications challenge I have faced…
I think the biggest challenge that I face daily is keeping up with the constant evolution of technology and its impact on communications—ensuring that I am communicating with all audiences in the most effective and efficient way possible.

My favorite communications memory is…
Winning a 2013 Gold Quill Award at the 2013 IABC World Conference. It is an amazing feeling to have such an enormous and tangible recognition for your hard work.

The most important communications or professional lesson I’ve learned is…
By maintaining professionalism, staying positive and always doing the right thing in challenging situations, success will take care of itself.

The most valuable thing about my membership with IABC is…
The networking and relationships I have built through my IABC membership have been invaluable.

Resources that I really find useful and recommend to other communicators are…
Join a professional group, like IABC, and get involved! Taking on the Director of Web Content position in 2010 with IABC, taught me a new communications platform and furthered my knowledge of HTML, which both became very useful in my career. Not to mention, the wealth of knowledge I have gained and relationships I have built from attending various events. Always step outside the box and get out of your comfort zone to learn new things!

You should know this about me…
I am usually joking. I love to laugh and have fun. I am always up for traveling, experiencing new things and learning about different cultures. I drink pickle juice. My great grandfather’s name is Freddie Krueger.

Career Highlights

Current Job
Senior Vice President of Business Development & Community Relations at San Diego County Credit Union.

Previous Jobs
Vice President for Business Development & Community Relations, San Diego County Credit Union
Communications Specialist, Bridgepoint Education
Communications Specialist, MBE, A UPS Company
Reporter/Producer/Editor, KOGO AM 600