CALGARY, Sept. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - The International Association of
Business Communicators Canada (IABC Canada) has announced the 2011
recipient of its prestigious Master Communicator designation. Anna
Marie Willey, ABC, Director of Communications and Marketing at
University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan is Canada's newest Master
The IABC Master Communicator designation is the association's highest
honour in Canada and recognizes outstanding career achievements;
contributions to the communications profession; thought leadership,
teaching and writing in communications; service and leadership in IABC;
and, overall contributions to the broader community.
IABC Canada has honoured only 42 individuals with this designation since
it was established in 1980. Master Communicators are nominated and
selected by their peers with a maximum of two recipients selected
annually, one in each of the Eastern and Western Regions.
"Anna has developed a wide and deep career in professional
communications, almost all of it within the public sector in
Saskatchewan. She has developed or led teams in many of Saskatchewan's
leading organizations." says this year's Master Communicator Selection
Committee Chair, Glenna Cross, ABC, MC. "At the same time, Anna has
been a long-time champion of IABC, accreditation and learning within
our profession. She has mentored many young communicators and
contributed to the quality of life in her home community of Regina
through extensive volunteer roles."
Anna will be honoured at the IABC Western Region conference in Whistler,
BC on November 5.
Although there is not a Master Communicator designation being made in
the Eastern Region this year, Rhonda Moore, Canada Eastern Region Board
Chair says, "We're very proud to add our congratulations to Anna
Willey, ABC, MC and to acknowledge the very hard work of the nominators
in both regions, as well as the Selection Committee of Master
Communicators who run the program for us".
For additional information about the IABC Canada Master Communicator
designation and about the 2011 winner and all past recipients go to the
IABC Canada web site at www.canada.iabc.com.
SOURCE International Association of Business Communicators
For further information:
| Contact: |
Glenna Cross, ABC, MC
Chair, Master Communicator Selection Committee 2011
Phone: (403) 241-5171