Meet the New Board – July 2021

Summer is upon us and change is in the air! As the city buzzes with energy and a renewed sense of hope of excitement, IABC San Diego is ushering in a new Board of Directors.

Over the past year, the Chapter successfully navigated a drastic pivot to the virtual world and remained steadfast in its mission to advance the profession, create connection and develop strategic communicators. And as we look ahead to the future, I am thrilled to welcome a diverse Board, comprised of new and tenured members, each of whom bring a unique perspective and skillset to our organization.

Ranging in discipline, industry, and years of experience – this Board will work together to elevate the professional reputation of business communicators across San Diego county, while providing top-notch professional development programming and networking opportunities.

Meet the Board:

President
Katie Knott, Manager, Internal & Executive Communications, Collins Aerospace

Past-President
Jayanti Menches, Senior Communications Consultant, Employera

Director-at-Large
Mike Godfrey, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications, Scripps Health

Director-at-Large
Kate Griffin, Director of Employee Communications, Qualcomm

VP, Administration
Alison Ricker, Corporate Communications Specialist II, AMN Healthcare

VP, Communications
Liz Neely, Manager, Employee Communications, Qualcomm

VP, Events
Kelly Sevcik, Employee Communications Specialist, Neighborhood Health

VP, Finance
Brandee Beiriger, Manager, Employee Communications, Qualcomm

VP, Membership
Amy Wakeham, VP, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, ResMed

Director, Brand/Design
Tenille Otero, Communications Officer, Otay Water District

Director, Communications
Lauren Karwel, Employee Communications Specialist, Qualcomm

Director, Programs
Dave Flynn, Marketing and Communications Manager, Scripps Health

Director, Social Media
Kathleen Park, Sr. Employee Communications Specialist, Illumina

I’m excited to be on this journey with all of you and look forward to kicking-off the new Board year with an *in-person* members-only networking social on July 30 at Petco Park as the San Diego Padres take on the Colorado Rockies – we hope to see many of you there!

Stay tuned for events throughout the year and don’t be shy – connect with us on LinkedIn and introduce yourself!

Katie Knott
President/IABC San Diego
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