Russell Grossman, ABC, the International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) executive board chair, has announced IABC UK member and VP Professional Development Susan Walker, ABC as recipient of the 2015 Chairman’s Award.
The Chairman’s Award is conferred annually upon volunteer IABC members whose efforts to positively enhance the organization’s reputation and image have gone beyond that of what many volunteers may undertake. Selected personally by the international executive board (IEB) chair, any current IABC member active for the previous five years may be nominated for the award.
Walker (@susew) is a specialist in communication measurement and employee research and author of the definitive book on the subject, Employee Engagement and Communication Research.
Her background includes six years as internal communication manager with Thomson Holidays and research director and partner at MORI where she headed the HR research practice, which included communication and engagement research.
Susan has been an IABC member for more than 20 years and her involvement includes Past President of the UK chapter and VP Membership, and currently VP or its professional development organizing program. She has been a Gold Quill Awards Blue Ribbon Panel evaluator and co-organizer for Europe Leadership Institute as well as EuroComm 2015. Susan has presented at IABC conferences in Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York, Dublin, Moscow, Bangalore, and Hyderabad.
“Susan introduced me to IABC in 2002,” said Grossman. “I’ve chosen her because she’s hugely representative of the very many unsung heroes in IABC whom we never get to hear about internationally but are nevertheless responsible on the ground for the hard graft which is the success of the association at chapter level.”
The Chairman’s Award was presented at the Excellence Awards Gala on 15 June 2015 as part of the 2015 IABC World Conference in San Francisco.
ABC = Accredited Business Communicator
GAICD = Graduate of Company Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors
MComm = Master of Commerce
MMktg = Master of Marketing
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