Ahead of the Chapter Annual General Meeting, IABC Asia Pacific has released their Chapter Report.
Michael Ambjorn, the 2015-16 executive board chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), has announced Ginger Homan, ABC, and Jennifer Andrewes, as recipients of the 2016 Chairman’s Award.
"These two exceptional leaders have each made contributions to IABC that have had a global impact advancing the association and the profession. Both are role models for IABCers around the world" said Michael.
"Jennifer Andrewes brings to life the best of IABC in the field. As an organization we believe that in today’s world, communication can be a force for good in business and society. To make that happen we need to reach into boardrooms around the world. Jennifer and her chapter team out of Wellington, New Zealand, raised the bar in terms of depth and breadth reached. Opening doors for IABC with leading government departments, blue chip corporates and agenda-setting non-profits – and those who influence them as strategic advisors. This is true leadership both advancing and enhancing the profession."
The Chairman’s Awards were presented at the Excellence Awards Gala 2016 as part of the 2016 IABC World Conference in New Orleans.
On behalf of all regional IABC members, congratulations Jennifer!
Read the full release from the IABC Chairman here: https://www.iabc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Chairmans-Award-Press-Release-2016-FINAL.pdf
On Monday 20 June the IABC Asia-Pacific region will hold a virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) to elect our new Region Board.
Hong Kong/Singapore/Manila 11:00am
San Francisco 8:00pm (Sunday 19)
All members are invited and encouraged to attend – please RSVP to receive meeting details. Members may now vote on the proposed board slate. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to cast your vote.
All electronic voting must be received by 12noon in your location on Friday 17 June so that they can be tabulated before the AGM.
As this is the first APAC Region AGM held in recent years no previous AGM minutes will be tabled.
About the proposed board slate
All IABC members in the region were invited to self-nominate for the Board in April/May 2015. Nominees were then reviewed and evaluated by a nominating committee that included IABC APAC Executive Board members and one external expert adviser.
The proposed 2016-17 IABC Asia-Pacific Board is:
Chair: Dr Rajeev Kumar (Mumbai)
Vice Chair: Ben Shaw (Singapore)
Secretary: Tammy Kusama (Japan)
Treasurer: Jonathan Champ (Sydney)
Director of Communications:
Susi Maclean (Auckland/Fiji)
Director of Chapter Relations and Member-at-Large Outreach:
Jennifer Andrewes (Wellington)
Director of Professional Development and Recognition:
Lisa McNally (Brisbane)
Saima Sharif (New Delhi)
The current Chair (Leanne Joyce, Canberra) will automatically succeed to Past Chair.
Thank you in advance for your participation in our region’s growth and governance.
If you haven’t already, please be sure to join our APAC Linkedin group to stay connected with members and activities in the region, visit us at http://asiapacific.iabc.com/ and follow us on Twitter @IABCAPAC.
IABC Asia-Pacific Chair, 2015-16