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Fellow Award

The highest honor IABC confers on a member, the Fellow Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the association and the communication profession.

Fellow Award

Members from Around the World Awarded IABC’s Coveted Fellows Distinction

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has named four new Fellows for 2013: Mary Ann McCauley, ABC*; Suzanne Salvo; Lorraine Lennon, ABC; and Elpi Cuna. The highest honor that the association bestows on a member, the IABC Fellows designation is awarded to communication professionals for exceptional leadership and service to IABC. Presentation of these awards was held during the opening general session of IABC’s 2013 World Conference held in New York City from June 23–26.

Read more about their selection.

The Fellow designation is the highest honor IABC confers upon members. It denotes a body of achievement as a communicator or communication educator who has had a significant impact not only on the communicator’s organization and IABC, but on the communication profession. This impact can be universal in nature or specific to a country or region. One way to think about the Fellows designation is as a "professional career award," although the designation is by no means limited to communicators nearing the end of their careers. All members are encouraged to submit a nomination, as this award is open to ALL IABC members.

Fellow selection criteria includes:

  • Contribution to and leadership in the organizational communication field and profession (25 percent)
  • Career achievement (25 percent)
  • Authorship, speaking and lecturing (25 percent)
  • Contributions to IABC (25 percent)

*Accredited Business Communicator

Deadline and Nomination form

Deadline for receipt of nominations:

  • 11 April 2014

Nomination form:


If you have questions about the IABC Fellow Award, send an email to recognition@iabc.com.