Apply to serve on the 2019-2020 IABC international executive board (IEB)

Type: Resources
By Ashley Carter
19 November 2018

IABC draws from the best in the global communication field to educate, inform and inspire innovation in professional communication. As the governing body of IABC, the international executive board (IEB) actively pursues the association’s purpose to advance the profession, create connection and develop strategic communicators.  The 2019–2020 IEB open call is now available for IABC members to submit applications.

Vacancies on the 2019-2020 IEB include:

  • Vice chair
  • Secretary/treasurer
  • Directors

The IEB board seeks to represent the broad cultural and professional diversity of IABC. If you have time and a commitment to furthering IABC’s purpose please apply by 14 January 2019.

The executive board selection process is led by the IABC nominating committee who follow a rigorous, competency-based approach emphasizing criteria and recruitment priorities. The board is looking for applicants who possess the following areas of expertise:

  • Organizational oversight
  • Strategic thinking
  • Risk management
  • Financial and business acumen
  • Global perspective and experience
  • Knowledge of current industry trends

It’s important to understand the commitment you’re making, therefore, all candidates are encouraged to read the IEB Candidate Briefing carefully to understand fully the expectations of board members.

The 2019–2020 IEB slate will be presented to IABC members for ratification at the 2019 Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 8 June 2019, during the IABC World Conference in Vancouver.

If you’re interested in applying for an open position, click the button below to start your application.



Ashley Carter


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