Role of committee
The IABC Ethics Committee is responsible for input to the IABC International Executive Board (IEB) on policy, standards, strategic development, education and monitoring in relation to ethical matters and upholding the IABC Code of Ethics.
The Code of Ethics is acknowledged by every member on joining the Association, and re-acknowledged at each renewal,
and so is a cornerstone of membership. This committee is responsible for ensuring that this code is up-to- date and
relevant for the association’s members.
Natasha Mitchell – Chair | Natasha’s diverse career includes internal and change communications, employee communications, marketing, public relations and university relations. Her work has generated a Bronze Quill Award and recognition in Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards. She has also worked in print and digital media industries as an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor at several publications, including The Oklahoman and a Web editor for NewsOK.com. She has served on several boards for journalism, higher education and nonprofit organizations. Natasha holds a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Oral Roberts University and a master’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Oklahoma. She also serves on the board for IABC/Tulsa.
Romany Rzechowicz – Vice Chair | Romany is a hybrid communications professional who blends digital and traditional approaches to corporate, internal and marketing communications. She has a Master of Arts in Editing and Publishing, and more than a decade’s communication experience across government, professional services and small business in Canada and Australia. Through her business, Rorecco Communications, she provides integrated communication consultancy services and social media coaching for small-to-medium businesses, senior executives and independent professionals. Romany has been a member of IABC since 2013, and was previously a member of the Canberra Chapter Board.
Connie Mayse – Past Chair | Connie is a seasoned communications and human resources professional with a particular interest in internal communications. Strong in both strategic planning and tactical execution, her day can swing from communications planning to strategic advising, from writing and editing to video production, with digital channels and event management for good measure. Connie has presented at IABC chapter and regional conferences and industry conferences on strategic communications planning and using appreciative inquiry as an internal communications tool. Since first coming to IABC in 2000, she has served on chapter boards in Cleveland and Chicago, the Heritage Region board, and now the Ethics Committee. Connie has a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s in international business.
Robert Libbey | Bob Libbey leads the development of content supporting Pfizer’s (NYSE:PFE) reputation for enterprise digital and social platforms, executive communications, and internal and external communications programs. He led Digital and Social Communications for the company from 2012 through early 2016 and Internal Communications from 2007-2012. Prior to joining Pfizer in 2005 as an executive speechwriter, Libbey worked in executive, employee and corporate communications leadership positions in a variety of industries. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Libbey worked as a reporter for Gannett Newspapers in New York and as an account executive for a New York City public relations agency. He is president of the New York Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, an adviser to Columbia University’s Information and Knowledge Strategy M.S. program and an adjunct professor in New York University’s Public Relations and Corporate Communications M.S. program.
Brad Whitworth, ABC, CMP, IABC Fellow | Brad is a business and executive communication manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Brad joined HPE in 2017 and today leads integrated communication for the largest business unit in its software organization. Before HPE, Brad led communication programs at Cisco, HP, PeopleSoft and AAA. He earned undergraduate degrees in both journalism and speech at the University of Missouri and an MBA at Santa Clara University. A former broadcaster, Brad has made more than 300 presentations to executives, communicators, and university classes around the world. Brad has a long history with IABC, including serving as chairman of the international board and president of two local chapters. He is one of the authors of The IABC Handbook of Organizational Communication.
Jennie L. Lamb | Jennie has supported science in higher education for most of her 20-year career as a graphic designer and professional communicator. For the last decade, she has been a member of the communications team at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Jennie also provides freelance and pro bono design and communication consulting for non-profits such as Hospice Brazos Valley, Inc. and The Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, and continues to co-produce her family’s Classic Country music radio show, Brazos Valley Gold. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism in Media Studies degree from The University of Texas at Austin. Her work has been recognized by the Texas Community Newspaper Association, the Suburban Newspaper Association, the Society for Technical Communication, and by IABC with 17 Bronze Quills, and five Silver Quills. In 2016, Jennie received the IABC Southern Region Communicator of the Year award and was a member of the Job Task Analysis working group for the Strategic Communications Management Professional (SCMP) certification. She currently serves as president of the Brazos Valley IABC chapter and Awards Director for IABC Southern Region.
Zora Artis, GAICD, FAMI – IEB Liaison | Zora Artis is Chief Executive Officer of Three’s a Crowd in Melbourne, Australia. Three’s a Crowd is a strategic agency with a team of 20 that solves business problems with creativity and technology. Zora has more than two decades of experience in business, marketing, communication, advertising and branding. Zora is Past President of IABC Victoria, a Gold Quill winner, a recipient of the IABC 2015 Chairman’s Award and a Blue Ribbon Panel evaluator. She has served on a number of NFP boards and committees; is a Company Directors graduate with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Marketing. Zora has a Masters of Commerce, a Masters of Marketing and a Bachelor of Business (Tourism).
IABC Staff Liaison
Anniekay Erby, Director, Certification & Membership