Chair’s Award

The Chair’s Award is conferred annually upon volunteer IABC members whose efforts, which include positively enhancing the organization’s reputation and image, have gone above and beyond that of what volunteers may usually undertake. Selected by the international executive board (IEB) Chair, any current IABC member active for the previous five years may be nominated for the award.

The Chair’s Award is presented annually at IABC’s World Conference. In June 2019, 2018-2o19 IABC Chair Ginger Homan, ABC, SCMP, named Alain Legault as the recipient of the 2019 Chair’s Award.

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A seasoned, bilingual communicator, Alain Legault joined IABC Montréal chapter board in 2010 and headed the chapter from 2013 to 2015 before joining IABC’s international executive board as a director in 2016 and served as IABC treasurer in 2018. He is currently the director of corporate communication and public relations for the Montréal Transit Authority (STM). Legault was previously director of communication, public Affairs and government relations at Edouard-Montpetit College, chief of staff for the director of service de police de Montréal and taught media relations at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill University and a master’s degree in communication from UQAM.

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ABC = Accredited Business Communicator
SCMP = Strategic Communication Management Professional


*The nomination process for the Chair Award is not currently open. Information will be posted when the submission process begins. If you have questions about the Chair Award, please contact governance@iabc.com.