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Meet the 2002-2003 IABC executive board. (Board of Directors).


Annette Martell, ABC, MC, has worked with financial services, corporate, not-for-profit and agency-based organizations during her 16 years in the communication field. Through her communication counsel with Mercer Human Resource Consulting in Toronto, Ontario, Martell has a front-row seat on the emerging human resource and communication issues facing medium to large national and international organizations.

Before joining Mercer, Martell was part of Acadia University's senior management team as leader of its alumni relations and public affairs functions.

Martell holds a bachelor of public relations degree from Mount Saint Vincent University of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a bachelor of arts from Acadia University of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. She earned the ABC designation in 1992. Six years later, Martell received IABC's Master Communicator distinction, IABC Canada's most prestigious honor.

An active IABC volunteer leader, Martell has served several times on IABC's international board, and as director of IABC's Canada District 2, president of IABC/Atlantic Canada and blue-ribbon panel judge with IABC's Gold Quill awards program. She was also a contributing author to the third edition of "Inside Organizational Communication."


Stephanie Griffiths is the senior partner in Material Assistance Communication, Research and Development, Johannesburg, South Africa, an organizational development and applied communication practice specializing in communication and behavioral diagnostics, communication and leader capacity development, planning, negotiation and conflict resolution.

Before founding Material Assistance 12 years ago, Griffiths worked in journalism, communication and organizational development with a national newspaper, editing and managing various consumer, industrial and financial journals, and within the then Barlow Rand Group, a South African--head-quartered mining and industrial multinational company.

Griffiths is a director-at-large on the IABC executive board and the IABC Research Foundation Board for the 2000-2002 term. She has also served on the IABC Research Foundation Research Committee and on the IABC Sub-Saharan Africa board since 1994. She is a past chapter president.

Her tertiary studies have been in behavioral science, languages and organizational communication, and she is currently completing an MBA program.


John Clemons, ABC, APR, is vice president of internal communication at Nextel Communications, Inc., headquartered in Reston, Va. He was formerly director of internal communication for Ameritech, Chicago, a Fortune 100 global communication services provider acquired by SBC Communications Inc.

Clemons has spoken at IABC international conferences, served on IABC's multiculturalism committee and been a member of the 1996 international conference planning committee. He also has served on the IABC executive board for more than seven years and in 1997-98 was appointed a trustee for the IABC Research Foundation. Accredited by both IABC and PRSA, Clemons has received numerous communication awards. In 1997, IABC/Washington (D.C.) named him Communicator of the Year. Clemons was vice president of communication of IABC /Tampa and executive vice president of IABC/Atlanta. He has a bachelor's degree in news journalism from Syracuse University in New York.


Mark Drewell, Johannesburg, South Africa, is head of corporate communication at Barloworid Ltd. and serves on the company's executive committee. He is responsible for global development of the Barloworld brand, internal communication and every aspect of the company's reputation.

With his global responsibilities in Barloworld, he travels extensively. Educated at Oxford University, Drewell is keenly interested in conservation issues, is a trustee of the Endangered Wildlife Trust, and is a member of the executive committee (and principal sponsor) of the environmental network, a body that facilitates dialogue, between business, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), media and government on environmental issues through a networking lunch program.

He has served as chapter president of IABC in Gauteng, South Africa.

Shelley Griewahn is a consultant in Arlington, Va. She previously worked with two major international consultancies and a Fortune 100 organization.

Griewahn helps companies elevate the performance of their communication programs through strategic planning and careful implementation of best-practice processes. Her work in human resources and organizational communication for more than 20 years has won numerous awards. She has spoken at local and international conferences on subjects ranging from niche marketing to strategic communication development. Griewahn is editor of IABC's manual, "Best Practices in Communication Planning and Implementation."

Active in IABC since 1981, Griewahn has been a member of two chapters. She is an IABC Research Foundation trustee, a past director of U.S. District 3 and a past president of IABC/Washington.

Glenda R. Holmes is director of marketing and member services for the Texas Apartment Association, an Austin-based trade association representing the Texas rental housing industry. Holmes' focus during her 14-year career has been association communication.

She has served as a volunteer for several professional societies and associations, including IABC and the Texas Society of Association Executives. As an active participant in IABC for the past 12 years, Holmes has held various positions on the local, district and international boards. She most recently served as director for U.S. District 5 and as a representative on the international executive board. In 1997, she was named Member of the Year for U.S. District 5.

Holmes holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.

Allan Jenkins Jr. is a communication consultant based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He specializes in marketing communication in the bio/pharmaceutical industries, serving European and American clients. He is a frequent international speaker on communication in the bio/pharmaceutical industries.

His inspiration in communication is his father, Allan Jenkins, twice a member of the board of the American Advertising Federation.

Lori A. Joseph, ABC, is director of marketing communication for Sprint PCS in Kansas City, Mo. She oversees a team developing integrated marketing communication plans for each of the company's business units. Joseph's team also manages the analysis and measurement of marketing communication programs. She has been with Sprint PCS for six years.

Joseph has more than 20 years' experience in journalism and corporate and marketing communication. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.

She is the immediate past director of U.S. District 5 and a past president of Kansas City/IABC.

Todd T. Hattori of Salt Lake City, Utah, has worked as a strategic communication generalist since 1990. As an independent communication strategist, he currently consults and implements various communication strategies for a number of community groups, nonprofit organizations, and local businesses. He has provided volunteer communication services to a wide variety of community associations and organizations.

Hattori has been a member of IABC since 1994. His work in communication has been awarded a Savvy Award from the City/County Communications & Marketing Association, awards of excellence from the National Association of County Information Officers, and awards of merit and excellence from the Golden Spike Communication Awards.

He is an associate professor at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, where he teaches writing, design, desktop publishing and communication strategy and measurement. Hattori obtained a bachelor's degree in speech communication from the University of Utah and a master of professional communication degree in technical writing from Westminster College.

Suzanne Salvo is co-owner of Salvo Photography in Houston, Texas, where she is in charge of new client development as well as marketing strategy and implementation. The 19-year-old company specializes in corporate, industrial and advertising imagery for clients worldwide.

Salvo has worn many IABC hats through the years, but is particularly proud of two accomplishments: Her term as IABC/Houston president (a year that the chapter was named Large Chapter of the Year) and the recent 2001 U.S. District 5 conference, for which she served as co-chair.

Paul Sanchez, APR, is practice leader for the Communication Consulting group of Mercer Human Resource Consulting in the U.K. Based in London, he brings a wealth of experience to Mercer's clients from his previous positions in public relations and management consulting. Before joining Mercer, he served as executive vice president and general manager for Stoorza Communications, California's largest independent full-service public relations firm.

Sanchez formerly served as associate practice director for the Human Capital Group at Watson Wyatt Worldwide, where he worked for 15 years.

Since joining Mercer, Sanchez has been elected to the board of directors for Win. M. Mercer's U.K. division. He has also been appointed a worldwide Mercer partner.

He is a past finance director for IABC's executive board and also served as a member of IABC's Research Foundation.

Sanchez has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Loyola Marymount University and a master's in organizational communication from Boston University.

He is a frequent speaker at conferences and programs on matters relating to communication and human resources. He is the author of "Transformation Communications," published by IABC.

Janice J. Thibodeau is founder and president of JT Communications LLC in Cumberland, R.I., where she develops communication and training programs for corporate clients. Before founding JT Communications in 1994, Thibodeau worked at Motorola as a marketing communication manager and an instructional designer. She has also taught special education and managed National Endowment for the Arts dance residency programs for' the public schools in Massachusetts.

Thibodeau was IABC U.S. District 1 director from June 2000 to 2002, after serving on the district board for four years. As an IABC board member, she has been a presenter at the Leadership Institute and has served on the dues structure task force.

Thibodeau is currently on the adjunct faculty of Lesley College School of Business, Cambridge, Mass., where she teaches graduate courses and supervises interns in instructional design and development. She is also a frequent lecturer at Boston University School of Public Health.

Thibodeau has a master's degree in business management, a master's in arts in education, and a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education.

Sharon L. Wamble King has more than 20 years' experience in organizational communication. She currently serves as a business consultant at Andersen LLP in San Francisco, Calif. Before joining Andersen, she was a communication consultant at Mercer Human Resource Consulting and held a variety of senior level public affairs positions at Kaiser Permanente.

She has served in a number of leadership positions within IABC, including member of San Francisco chapter board (1998) and IABC's international board (1993-1997), Foundation' trustee (1994-1995), multiculturalism committee chairperson (1991-1993) and member of the Gold Quill blue-ribbon panel (1998-2001).

Wamble King has a bachelor's degree in communication and sociology and a master's degree in mass communication.

Marcia White, ABC, of Lincoln, Neb., is an adjunct faculty member at Doane College, where she teaches public relations. A member of IABC for more than 20 years, White has held numerous positions at local and district levels, including chapter president of IABC/Lincoln and district director of U.S. District 4. She is a Gold Quill winner and received her accreditation in 1991. She has chaired the EXCEL award committee and served as Gold Quill division coordinator and on the blue-ribbon panel.

White serves on the board of directors for the YWCA of Lincoln and the Lincoln Public Schools Foundation. She is a member and committee chair for Rotary Club #14 and is active in community leadership development as program co-chair for Leadership Lincoln.

White received a bachelor's degree in agriculture and a master's in adult and continuing education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Larry C. Kerpelman, Ph.D., is principal of Kerpelman Communications in Acton, Mass., a consulting firm that helps organizations communicate clearly, convincingly and strategically.

He was vice president and director of corporate communication for Abt Associates Inc., Cambridge, Mass., a global policy and business research and consulting firm. He has held faculty appointments in psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago. He was a research associate at the Institute for Juvenile Research in Chicago.

Kerpelman has been active in IABC since 1990. He served as treasurer of the Yankee chapter, and, for U.S. District 1, as chair of the Silver Quill awards program, treasurer and deputy director. He has received several awards for his communication work.

He earned his doctorate in psychology from the University of Rochester in New York.


Patrick Zanone is a marketing and corporate communication professional serving the third-party logistics industry. As senior developer and technical lead with dotLogix Inc., in Memphis, Tenn., Zanone specializes in modeling and developing data-driven web sites and intranet and extranet applications for large enterprises. He has led the development of web sites and web enabled business applications for several leading corporations.

Zanone is a founding member and past president of IABC Memphis and currently is vice president-finance and administration. He serves on the IABC U.S. District 2 board as finance director.


Irene Monley, New Castle, Del., is director of employee benefit communication for ICI Americas Inc. Her background also includes corporate employee benefit plan and human resource management.

She has been active in IABC for several years, having served as president and treasurer of IABC/Delaware and deputy director of U.S. District 3.

A graduate of Arcadia University with a bachelor's degree in English, she also earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation from the American College and the Senior Professional Human Resource (SPHR) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management.


Jill Sackett is a marketing consultant for the Principal Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company based in Des Moines, Iowa. With Principal for nearly 13 years, she has held a variety of marketing and communication positions.

Since joining IABC in 1993, Sackett has been an active member and volunteer leader. She served on the IABC/Iowa board of directors for four years, holding various positions including Bronze Quill director and chapter president. A leader for U.S. District 4 since 1998, she served as recognition director, finance director and associate director before becoming district director in 2002.

Sackett holds a bachelor's degree in advertising and a master's in mass communication, both from Drake University. She has earned numerous company and industry awards, including nine Bronze Quills and a Silver Quill. She was named Communicator of the Year by IABC/Iowa in 1999.


Stacy L. Wilson, ABC, is president of Eloquor Consulting Inc., Lakewood, Colo. With 16 years of communication experience, she consults for for-profit and not-for-profit organizations on strategic employee communication, intranet strategy, brand integration, change management and communication and organizational culture evolution.

Current clients include Boston Market, Johns Manville, Denver Public Schools, Williams and J.D. Edwards. Wilson previously held senior consulting positions with two international human capital consulting firms, and she was director of internal and executive communication for Sprint Corp.

She is a past president of the Kansas City chapter of IABC, and winner of numerous Bronze and Silver Quill awards. An accredited member, she has managed the International CMA judging and judged for Gold Quill.


Mary F. Luthy of Chicago, Ill., has been a member of IABC since 1989. She is a marketing communication professional with more than 20 years' experience working in agencies as well as for a number of industries, including not-for-profit, local government, publishing, engineering, utilities, computing and healthcare manufacturing. Her communication work has garnered awards of merit in the Helios Awards (OC/IABC).

She is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, with a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting.

In addition to her volunteer work as a communication professional with IABC and Women in Communication, Luthy was a docent at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art.


Colleen M. Hanley is director, corporate communication and brand management for ArvinMeritor Inc., a global automotive company based in Troy, Mich. Hanley is responsible for communication strategies that integrate and align the company's international brand portfolio with its corporate vision and strategies.

Hanley joined ArvinMeritor in 1998 as manager, corporate communication. She has more than 15 years of communication experience, including marketing communication, public relations and organizational/employee communication.

An active member of IABC, she has served in many capacities at the chapter level including portfolio director, treasurer, vice president, president and past president, as well as deputy director on the U.S. District 7 board.

Hanley holds a master's degree in advertising and public relations, and a bachelor's degree in communication from Michigan State University.


Bish Mukherjee, ABC, is the CEO of Misha Network, a Sydney, Australia, public relations agency. Previous positions include director of communication at Alstom Ltd. and head of corporate communication at Colgate-Palmolive Ltd.

Mukherjee is the president of IABC Australia/NSW chapter. He is a past president of the Association of Business Communicators of India and was a council member of IPRA and a member of PRIA. He chaired the IQPC conferences on Intranets and Best Practices in Corporate Communications in 2000 and 2001 in Sydney.

Mukherjee was a speaker at the IABC conferences in London and Vancouver, the 2002 Leadership Institute and the 2002 Philippines national conference.

After obtaining his master's degree in political science and a bachelor of law degree, Mukherjee completed his diploma in journalism in Sydney.


Susan Murray, ABC, Cape Town, South Africa, joined IABC in 1993, becoming a South Africa chapter board member in 1998. She was elected deputy director of the newly formed sub-Saharan Africa region in 2001 and took over the directorship late in 2001.

Murray's business, Communication Counts (Pty) Ltd., guides corporations and government in using communication as a management tool. With 20 years' experience working for multinational companies and the South African fashion industry, Murray's background spans brand management, marketing, advertising, PR, employee and employee benefit communication.

She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Rhodes University and a master's degree from the graduate school of business, Stellenbosch University.


Jennifer Wah, ABC, uses strategic storytelling to help causes raise money, organizations raise awareness and individuals raise their spirits. She is president and principal consultant of her own company, Forwords Communication Inc.

Wah's work has won more than 20 awards, including three IABC Gold Quill awards, for communication planning, creative and editorial management and writing.

A past president of IABC/BC, she has been an active volunteer for many years, and she won the chapter's "Volunteer of the Year" award in 1999. She has served on the IABC Gold Quill blue-ribbon panel twice, the IABC international conference Vancouver 2000 Task Force, and the program advisory committee for the New York conference in 2001 and Chicago conference in 2002.

As accreditation liaison for IABC/BC, Wah launched a program that has helped 19 people move through the accreditation process over the past two years. In her first term as director for Canada District 1, she also served as an executive committee member and was active on the Global Task Force and Governance Work Group.


Doug Scott of St. John's, Newfoundland, has worked as a journalist, newspaper editor, associate producer of current affairs programming with CBC Radio, media consultant and public relations adviser. He is an award-winning speechwriter and has given presentations on speechwriting and media training. An IABC member for nine years, Scott is past president of IABC Newfoundland and Labrador, and he has also served four years as a director at large on the Canada District 2 board. He holds a master's degree in political science and earned his ABC in 1999.
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Date:Jun 1, 2002
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