Get Involved with IABC/Iowa

Make the Most of Your IABC Experience – Volunteer!

Let’s face it. There’s no shortage of worthy volunteer causes out there. And there are only so many hours in the day. So how can you possibly find time to volunteer for IABC, right? 

Good News – The answer is easier than you think.

First, your career is obviously important to you! Why not make the most of the IABC experience? Simply plan on attending one of our IABC/Iowa professional development events or social and, while you’re at it, volunteer to help with some basic meeting duties – greeting and escorting attendees, for example. Call it professional development with a dash of networking. 

Second, volunteering with IABC is so easy! Not only can you volunteer to assist at a professional development event, but you can also get even more involved by becoming involved on our board. We will be looking to fill board positions in the next few months. What a perfect opportunity to showcase your talent and skills!  

  • Are you a good writer or editor? We’d love to have you as a contributor or to lend your expertise in making this a great newsletter.
  • Want to work on your social media skills? Get your communication story or blog out with IABC/Iowa.
  • Want to get to know a few members you could look forward to seeing at IABC/Iowa events?
  • Do you have ideas on events you would like to see from IABC/Iowa?
  • Could you provide insight on what’s working with IABC/Iowa or how we could strengthen our impact?
  • Would you like to be a part of our board to strength our organization and your resume?Why wouldn’t you volunteer?  Contact us!  We have many opportunities for you.
  • Let’s see…minimal time commitment, opportunities to network and enhance professional development, and a worthy cause.  

Volunteer opportunities to hone your craft

Volunteer opportunities to hone your craft

Maybe our most exciting benefit of membership, we offer volunteer opportunities to serve on the IABC/Iowa board that will help you grow in leaps and bounds.

Hone your craft as you learn about elements of the communication world you might not see in your day job for years:

  • Plan professional development events
  • Manage a budget
  • Foster a vibrant community of communicators

You’ll build relationships and share ideas with colleagues at other companies and stay in tune with the best practices that will make your work life easier, no matter your focus area.

Through IABC/Iowa, connect with fellow communication professionals, and advance your career

Contact us today for more information!

August 13 – Free IABC Networking Social

Save The Date!

We would be delighted if you can join us at Bar Louie at Jordan Creek  for a networking event on Wednesday, August 13, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

This evening is a unique opportunity for you to network with your peers and experts in the communication industry. Meet people who share a common interest, problem, or profession benefit from spending face-to-face time with like-minded people — plus increase the frequency of visiting with people you already know.

Meet and mingle with your new 2014-15 IABC Iowa board!

Your new board has many exciting ideas and would love to share them with you as well as learn more about how IABC can help support your communication goals and objectives.

President: Nicole Bruene
President-Elect: Stephanie Wilson
Vice President, Career Services and Administration: David Krause
Vice President, Communications: Beth Schlotfeldt
Vice President, Leadership Development: Kelly Waetke
Vice President, Membership: Mitch Fastenau
Vice President, Professional Development: Courtney Schwartz
Vice President, Recognition: Kevin Shoesmith
Vice President, Treasury: Jared Johanningmeier

Need another reason to join us? Consider the following:

THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND. Appetizers are on us. You are responsible for your drinks.
Bring your business cards and a friend and get ready to talk shop! On behalf of the Iowa board members, we look forward to welcoming you at this special venue for what promises to be a most enjoyable evening.

Let us know you are coming – Register today!

Bar Louie at Jordan Creek | 7105 Mills Civic Parkway| West Des Moines, IA 50266

Welcome IABC Iowa’s Newest Members!

 A warm welcome to our newest professionals to the Iowa Chapter of IABC.

  • Dan Bernick, Senior Writer at Deere & Company
  • Samantha Borcherding, Manager, Corporate Communications at Athene USA
  • Claire Celsi, Director of Public Relations at Lessing-Flynn
  • Kate Guess, Director of Communication at Vermeer
  • Erin Hockman, Corporate Communications Manager at Kemin Industries
  • Tom Petersen, Director, Communications at ITC Holdings Corp.
  • Beth Schlotfeldt, Production Specialist at Principal Financial Group
  • Clarice Thompson, Director of Marketing/Comm./PR at YWCA
  • Dana Woods McNeill, VP, Corp. Comm. And Stakeholder Engagement at CoOportunity Health

Current members are encouraged to introduce themselves to new members at future luncheons or events and make them feel welcome.