Mary Hills, ABC and Claire Watson, ABC receive 2012 Chairman's Award
Adrian Cropley, ABC*, the 2011-2012 chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has selected both, Claire Watson, ABC*, and Mary Hills, ABC*, as the recipients of this year’s Chairman’s Award. Watson and Hills are scheduled to accept the award at IABC’s World Conference in Chicago on 24 June 2012.
Each year, the IABC chair honors one or more members who have worked selflessly behind the scenes to enhance the association’s image, facilitate member development and benefit the communication profession. Any current IABC member who has belonged to the association for at least five years is eligible for the award.
“I am proud to have Claire and Mary as the 2012 Chairman’s Award winners. They have dedicated themselves to serving IABC at every opportunity and are brilliant communication professionals,” Cropley said. “Mary’s work with the accreditation program from the chapter to the international level, particularly championing new initiatives like the Corporate Accreditation program globally has allowed accreditation to grow and truly be the global standard for Communication professionals. Claire’s work across multiple IABC programs, especially the Gold Quill Awards, accreditation and most recently her work on developing and rolling out certification training for award, has shown staggering results in setting the standard for awards. Both Claire and Mary are tireless leaders for IABC and I look forward to honoring both of them at the World Conference in Chicago in June.”
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Although service on the IABC executive board or in other IABC leadership positions will not rule out a candidate, such service is not sufficient on its own as this award recognizes IABC leadership contributions in other ways. This award typically honors members who have demonstrated initiative, leadership and willingness to contribute to our association and the profession in ways beyond IABC leadership roles. These efforts might involve serving on committees, speaking at seminars, working with students, assisting with conferences or writing articles for professional journals, among other activities.
All nominations have been received and the nomination period for the 2012 award is closed. Thank you for all of your submissions.
Mary and Claire will be recognized at the IABC 2012 World Conference in Chicago in June 2012.
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