IABC/Houston Welcomes Nominations for 2009 Communication Leadership Award
Houston – March 5, 2009 – Each year, the Houston chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Houston) recognizes a top-level business or organizational leader who actively supports communications by initiating, directing, supporting or sustaining outstanding and effective communications programs within his or her organization.
The deadline for this year’s nominations is Monday, March 16, so IABC/Houston is encouraging all communications professionals in Houston and southern Texas to identify and submit one or more exemplary communicators at the executive level for this year’s Communication Leadership Award. Information on the award and a link to the nomination form are available at http://www.iabchouston.com/Communicator/.
“There is no fee to submit a nominee for this award, and you can nominate more than one person,” explained Theresa Parker, IABC/Houston president. “The only guidelines are that the person must be an active member of your organization’s senior management, must have demonstrated solid understanding and support of communications efforts, and finally, must have the highest professional and ethical standards in fulfilling his or her responsibilities. We know there are many top-level leaders in the region who fit this criterion, so we are anticipating an impressive roster of nominees and another incredible honoree.”
Previous honorees have included:
· Dr. Giuseppe Colasurdo, dean of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
· John D. Hofmeister, president of Shell Oil Company
· J. William "Bill" Boyar, chairman of Boyar & Miller
· Clark Baker, president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Houston
· Dr. John D. Stobo, president of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
· Jacqueline S. Martin, president of the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast.
The winner of the Communication Leadership Award will be announced during IABC/Houston’s Bronze Quill Awards Gala on Apr. 30 at the Imperial Ballroom in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Houston. Registration for the event will be available at www.iabchouston.com in the coming weeks.
The IABC/Houston Bronze Quill program, including the competition and gala, is presented by BP and Towers Perrin; and is sponsored by Bayside Printing, The Brookwoods Group; Hanagriff King Design; Shell; South Coast Film & Video; Buck Consultants; Bill Young Productions, Inc.; ContentActive; Hewitt Associates; Art Squad; Hill, Barolet & Associates; Pennebaker/Fifth Ring; and Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. For a full list of sponsors as well as sponsorship opportunities, visit www.iabchouston.com/quillawards.
With 335 members, IABC/Houston is part of a global network of 16,000 communications professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communications. IABC/Houston offers a wide range of services, including professional development meetings and workshops, member newsletters, networking opportunities and awards programs. The chapter was recently awarded a Chapter Management Award in Membership Marketing by the international IABC association. The chapter also sponsors an active student chapter at the University of Houston. For more information, visit www.iabchouston.com.