Rae Hamlin, ABC, was instrumental in the development and success of IABC’s long-standing accreditation program, a mark of excellence in strategic communication management for over 40 years. In her 25 years with IABC, Hamlin managed and inspired volunteers worldwide to promote this standard, including a stint as an accreditation coordinator on staff at IABC headquarters in San Francisco. She passed away in 2009.
This award is bestowed at the IABC World Conference annually in her honor, continuing to recognize exemplary service in advocating the new Global Standard of the Communication Profession.
A recipient is chosen based on:
- Commitment to advocating the principles of the Global Standard of the Communications Profession in practice, locally and globally.
- Impact at the grass-roots level for driving engagement in the GCCC certification program in their chapter, region or workplace.
- Service in a leadership position toward advancing IABC’s mission to share best global communication practices, ideas, and experiences that will enable the development of highly ethical and effective performance standards for our profession.
2023 Rae Hamlin Award Recipient
The Rae Hamlin winner for 2023 personifies the values, generosity of spirit, and commitment to the profession of the IABC.
Please join us in congratulating Bonnie Caver, IABC Past Chair, and the latest Rae Hamlin Award Recipient! Bonnie spearheaded several initiatives during her presidential term, including an ongoing IABC podcast, and she was instrumental in developing a partnership with Aberje: The Brazilian Association for Business Communications to promote GCCC’s certification program.