IABC Fellow Designation

The Coveted Fellow Distinction

2014 IABC Fellows: George McGrath; Mark Schumann, ABC; Tamara Gillis, ABC, Ed.D.; Jennifer Wah, ABC, MC; and John Deveney, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA

2014 IABC Fellows: George McGrath; Mark Schumann, ABC; Tamara Gillis, ABC, Ed.D.; Jennifer Wah, ABC, MC; and John Deveney, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA

The IABC Fellow 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 received their awards at the opening session of the 2014 IABC World Conference, 8–11 June 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