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Chairman’s Award

The IABC chairman annually recognizes one or more members for behind-the-scenes work on the international level.

Chairman's Award

Tim Buckley awarded the 2013 IABC Chairman's Award

Kerby Meyers, the 2012Ė2013 international executive board (IEB) chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), has announced that Tim Buckley, chairman of IABCís Gold Quill Awards committee, is this yearís Chairmanís Award recipient. The award was presented to Buckley at the opening session of the 2013 IABC World Conference in New York on the evening of Sunday, 23 June, 2013.

The Chairmanís Award is given to the IABC member(s) whose efforts to positively enhance the organizationís reputation and image have gone beyond that of what many volunteer IABC members may undertake. Selected by the IEB chair, any current IABC member who has belonged to the association for the last five years can be nominated for consideration for the Chairmanís Award.

"As the chair of the Gold Quill committee, Tim spearheaded one of the most significant changes that the program has seen in recent history," said Meyers. "Despite having to contend with some sizeable challenges, Tim's relentless determination helped revamp the Gold Quill program so it better reflects excellence in the communications profession. And in the process, it reinforces IABC's role as a lead organization for communication professionals. It truly was a pleasure to work with Tim over the past 12 months."

Buckley, a 23-year communication veteran, began his career as a journalist working for publications like The Sun and News of the World prior to transitioning to an internal communication role when he joined AB, the U.K.ís oldest independent employee communication agency. Buckley has worked his way through AB, joining the board as production director in 1995, managing director in 1997 and chairman in 2012. He has also been the finance director and chairman of the Institute of Internal Communication (formerly the British Association of Communicators in Business) and currently serves as their communication director. Buckley studied journalism and business at the London College of Communication.

"I want to thank Kerby and the IABC for this honorówhich I should really share with all the volunteers and staff who helped make this yearís Gold Quill such a success," said Buckley. "It has been a very exciting and challenging year, and the dedication of the volunteers has been an inspiration to me. Gold Quill has taken a leap forward this year, and I believe it continues to be a world-beating awards program for business communication professionals."


All nominations have been received and the nomination period for the 2013 award is closed. Thank you for all of your submissions.


Tim was recognized at the IABC 2013 World Conference in New York City in June 2013.


If you have questions about the 2013 IABC Chairman's Award, send an e-mail to recognition@iabc.com.