SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 -- The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has announced four new Fellows for 2013: Mary Ann McCauley, ABC*; Suzanne Salvo; Lorraine Lennon, ABC; and Elpi Cuna. The highest honor that the association bestows on a member, the IABC Fellows designation is awarded to communication professionals for exceptional leadership and service to IABC. Presentation of these awards will be held during the opening general session of IABC's 2013 World Conference held in New York from June 23-26.
"IABC has many talented and extremely qualified members, making this year's Fellow selection process more challenging than ever," said Brad Whitworth, 2013 Fellows committee chair. "The Fellows committee was impressed with the accomplishments of this year's Fellows and their exceptional talent and commitment toward elevating the profession."
The selection criteria for IABC Fellows include:
•Contribution to the organizational communication field and profession. •Career achievement. •Authorship, speaking and lecturing. •Contribution to IABC. •Other professional recognitions for community and business-related activities.
Elpi Cuna, JR., APR - A pillar of the Philippine communication community, Elpi is a public relations veteran with more than 50 years of experience. Extremely active in the PR community, Elpi has lent his incredible expertise to various communication organizations and has earned the respect of his colleagues largely due to his willingness to share his expertise, contacts and his time.
Instrumental in the revival of the IABC Philippines chapter in 1995, Elpi served as president until 1998 and currently serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees. A trailblazer, he served as the first Filipino to hold the post of Asia Pacific regional director of IABC from 1998 to 2000.
"In my 25 years as a communicator, this is perhaps one of the best honors I have received. What makes this recognition special, and humbling, is that it comes from peers I admire and respect. Throughout my career, I have made many friends in the IABC, a good number I consider to be life-long friends," said Elpi. "I would like to share this honor with them, for they have helped enhance my professional growth and continue to inspire me to learn and grow as a communicator, and as a person."
Lorraine Lennon - An IABC member since 1996, Lorraine has focused her career on leveraging her practical knowledge and vast communication experience to support and mentor communication practitioners at all levels. A true communication professional at heart, Lorraine has taught more than 200 people around the world her Strategic Communication Roadmap methodology, and developed and implemented communication strategies in more than 25 organizations.
Her efforts to raise awareness of the benefits of membership and IABC accreditation have directly contributed to the growth of IABC. In 2004, Lorraine served as a member of the IABC accreditation committee and has volunteered her time over the years grading accreditation applications for the Australian grading center. She has also consistently encouraged her team of 60 communicators to join IABC by ensuring that the budget was available to pay for it.
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