President’s Letter – May 2017
When I ask other IABC members what they love the most about our organization, I hear a common reply: IABC members are genuine and friendly. People always seem to have a great time connecting at our events. Maybe it is because at the end of the day we all deal with similar issues in communication, regardless of our specialty or industry. It could also be that we enjoy the camaraderie of IABC because many times the work of a communicator and writing can be a solitary task, even when you are part of a team. Or, perhaps it is simply that IABC attracts remarkable people! Whatever the reason, I enjoy seeing the valuable connections IABC helps create for our communication community.
This month we will have the opportunity to celebrate with one of our remarkable members, the IABC/San Diego 2017 Communicator of the Year (COTY), Lisa Hunter. The COTY recognizes a greater San Diego area-based leader who demonstrates strategic excellence in communication and serves as an outstanding example to others through his or her quality of work and contributions to the communication profession. Lisa is a longtime IABC member and lead associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, where she has provided strategic communications and project management services to various government organizations for more than 11 years. As a passionate and talented leader and communicator, she is highly deserving of this honor. I hope you can join us to celebrate May 24 at the Karl Strauss Brewing Company in Sorrento Valley. Lisa will share her lessons learned in international communication, and dinner and a flight of beer are included in the price of your ticket!
If you are new to IABC or have not attended in a while, we would love to see you! There is a friendly, fun group of San Diego communicators waiting to connect with you.