IABC announces 2016 Chairman’s Award Recipients


Ginger Homan ABC
Ginger Homan ABC

IABC announced the recipients of the 2016 Chairman’s Award in New Orleans at the World Conference.

“These two exceptional leaders have each made contributions to IABC that have had a global impact advancing the association and the profession,” said Michael Ambjorn, IABC International Chair.  “Both are role models for IABCers around the world.”

Ginger Homan, ABC, has made a strategic contribution to the association above and beyond the call of duty. Operating at the highest level, her contribution has been centerpiece to the execution of the 2014-17 strategy for IABC, effecting a turnaround. Ginger is the embodiment of a world class board member: open, accountable and effective – with a relentless focus on enabling organizational delivery. She is also a joy to work with.

Jennifer Andrewes
Jennifer Andrewes

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 height 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.

In addition, Ginger was appointed to serve a second term as Secretary/Treasurer of the international board. IABC is the only international association for communicators to identify, share and apply the world’s most effective communication practices. The twelve person board includes representation from Australia, Canada, France, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United States.

As a board member, Ginger will help set the strategic direction for the association and determine IABC’s long-term goals and annual objectives. She will also serve on the Board of Trustees for the IABC Foundation. IABC has over 10,000 members in over 100 countries.

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