Local Event: OctoPRfest – October 25

The local PRSA chapter is again bringing OctoPRfest to Central Iowa communications professionals. This is a chance to learn from national experts in a daylong professional development conference. You’ll learn valuable ideas to advance your organization’s strategic efforts. Visit http://prsaciowa.org/Institute to learn more or register today!

Career Opening: Lead, Marketing Communications Specialist

The Lead, Marketing Communications Specialist will play a key role in the FHLB Des Moines Marketing Communications Department to create, manage and execute external marketing and communications promoting the Bank and its products, services and solutions to members and other key stakeholders. The Lead, Marketing Communications Specialist will collaborate closely with other members of the Marketing Communications Department as well as business partners from Solutions and Strategies, Mortgage Product Group, Collateral and Community Investment Department to conceive, plan and produce effective and efficient print and digital campaigns for a variety of channels. The Lead, Marketing Communications Specialist will also provide strategy for and manage the FHLB Des Moines earned media efforts, including public relations, crisis communications and the Strong Communities Award. This position is also responsible for ensuring the cohesiveness of the written, visual and experiential components of the Bank’s brand.

For full details or to apply, click here.

March IABC/Iowa Member Spotlight – Steve Carlson

Each month, we will feature a different IABC/Iowa member. In the March spotlight, get to know Steve Carlson.

Name?
Steve Carlson

Company and position title?
Wells Fargo – Vice President, Corporate Communications

Length of IABC membership?
Since 2001

What do you value most/what are you looking to gain from IABC? 
I’ve always thought networking and professional development opportunities – whether they be at the local chapter level or at the international conferences – were the most beneficial aspects of being involved in IABC.

Favorite book?
The Go-Giver

Favorite quote?
The quality of a man’s life is measured by how deeply he has touched the lives of others.

Favorite hobbies?
Fitness and travel

Favorite lunch spot?
Palmer’s Deli

December IABC/Iowa Member Spotlight – Rachel Schelle

Each month, we will feature a different IABC/Iowa member. In the December spotlight, get to know Rachel Schelle.

Name?
Rachel Schelle

Company and position title?
Workiva, Customer Success Senior Operations Manager

Length of IABC membership?
Just a couple months

What do you value most/what are you looking to gain from IABC? 
I am interested in continuing education opportunities that will help me help my work teams communicate more effectively and efficiently.  I would like out leadership team to be more intentional with what/how/when we disseminate information and training to our teams to help reduce information overload and noise.

Favorite book? 
Little Women

Favorite quote? 
“You can’t make footprints in the sands of time if you’re sitting on your butt. And who wants to make buttprints in the sands of time?” ― Bob Moawad

Favorite hobby? 
Quilting / Sewing

Favorite lunch spot?
The Spice

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