IABC Fellow designation

What is an IABC Fellow?

The IABC Fellow designation is the highest honor we bestow on our members. Becoming a Fellow denotes a body of achievement by a communicator who has had a significant impact not only on their organization and IABC, but also on the communication profession at large.

Only 88 of the world’s top leaders have earned this superlative designation.  It is considered by IABC to be a career achievement award for the industry.

Learn about the 2019 Fellows

Martha Muzychka

Martha Muzychka, ABC, MC, is Principal of Praxis Communications, an independent consultancy based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador offering communications planning, strategic counsel, and communications training to community, corporate and government organizations.  Before establishing Praxis in 2005, Martha served as director of communications for two major health organizations and worked as a policy analyst for a provincial advocacy group. In her work, Martha explores new and creative approaches for communicating and engaging with target audiences by bringing together a unique community perspective with a firm foundation in strategic communications principles. In 2015, Martha’s contribution to IABC was recognized with the Regional Leader of the Year Award. She was named IABC Canada’s Master Communicator in 2015 and received IABCNL’s Award of Communications Excellence in 2018. For the last 30 years, she has taught, coached and mentored hundreds of communication professionals and worked with multiple organizations to demonstrate the value of strategic communication as a business driver.


Neil GriffithsNeil Griffiths, ABC, Chart.PR, is Senior Manager, Global Communication at ERM, the world’s largest sustainability consultancy. With a focus on corporate communication, and most recently on inclusion, Neil has worked in communication management for 15+ years across public, private and non-profit organisations. Neil has held a number of leadership positions and served on several global committees within IABC, including the inaugural Global Communications Certification Council. Neil chaired the 2018 World Conference in Montreal and is Past Chair of IABC’s EMENA region. Neil was named IABC’s Regional Leader of the Year (2013) and has received the Rae Hamlin Award for services to professional certification. Together with co-author Deborah Hinton, Neil has published two studies on the current and future state of the communication profession and advocates for channeling your best communication self regardless of where and how you work.

Click  below to view the 2019 Fellow’s Award press release.

Press Release

The criteria for Fellow nominations:

  1. Contribution to the communication profession
  2. Career achievement
  3. Authorship, speaking and lecturing
  4. Contributions to the community

*Accredited Business Communicator
**Master Communicator