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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 announced its 2014 Fellows: John Deveney, ABC*, APR, Fellow PRSA; Tamara Gillis, Ed.D., ABC; George McGrath; Mark Schumann, ABC; and Jennifer Wah, ABC, MC**. The IABC Fellows designation is the highest honor the organization confers upon its members and is awarded to communication professionals for exceptional leadership and service to IABC. The five individuals above will be presented their awards at the opening session of the 2014 IABC World Conference, held 8-11 June, 2014 in Toronto.

Read more about their selection.

The Fellow designation 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

**Master Communicator

Deadline and Nomination form

Deadline for receipt of nominations has closed for 2014.

Nomination form:


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