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International Association of Business Communicators Announces 2012 Bronze Quill Award Winners

June 8, 2012

CHICAGO, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Chicago chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Chicago) celebrated the 2012 Bronze Quill Award winners during a gala on Thursday, June 7 at Petterino’s in downtown Chicago.

The competition, in its 31st year, was open to all Chicago-area business communicators who completed a significant project in 2011 that embodied excellence in one of 27 categories across three divisions: communication management, communication skills and creative. The Bronze Quill Award recognizes communication professionals for their excellence in developing and executing business communication programs. Winning entries feature clear objectives supporting the organization’s goals, creative communication strategies and effective, measurable results.

“A Bronze Quill Award not only signifies excellence in the business communication practice but provides proof that an outstanding communication project helps to influence a company’s vision and its bottom line,” said Justin Brunner, Director of Awards for IABC/Chicago. “Bronze Quill winners can now say they are truly the best in class.” Winning entries were judged by seasoned IABC professionals from other chapters. Judging criteria is based on the stringent standards set by IABC, the leading global professional development organization for communicators, headquartered in San Francisco.

The 2012 Bronze Quill Award winners are:

2012 Best in Show

  • MSLGROUP and Sealy Corp.

Government Relations
Award of Excellence

  • Steven Cline of Property Casualty Insurers Association of America

Community Relations
Award of Excellence

  • Lisa Claybon of Fleishman-Hillard and The Allstate Foundation
  • MSLGROUP and General Motors

Award of Merit

  • Jane Cooper of Cooper Hong Inc.

Integrated Marketing Communication
Award of Excellence

  • MSLGROUP and Sealy Corp.
  • Jane Cooper of Cooper Hong Inc.

Marketing Communication
Award of Excellence

  • Christine Heath and Meghan Fitzpatrick of Communications Consulting Worldwide and Follett Higher Education Group
  • MSLGROUP and General Motors Company
  • Denise Paleothodoros and Brian Blaise of GolinHarris and McDonald’s USA

Award of Merit

  • Alison Hamer of L.C. Williams & Associates

Issues Management and Crisis Communication
Award of Excellence

  • James Sloan of Navistar
  • Lisa Sodeika of HSBC North America
  • Lynda Baldwin of Communication Strategies Group

Award of Merit

  • Alison Hamer and Hunter Hackett of L.C. Williams & Associates
  • Queta Bauer, ABC, of Cultural Communications LLC

Employee/Member Communication
Award of Excellence

  • David Grossman, ABC, APR, of The Grossman Group and Accor North America
  • Debra Lynn Ross, ABC, of APP Pharmaceuticals/Fresenius Kabi USA

Award of Merit

  • James Sloan of Navistar

Human Resources and Benefits Communication
Award of Excellence

  • Kenneth Groh of Groh & Associates Inc. and OfficeMax Inc.

Brand Communication
Award of Merit

  • Cheryl Pearson-McNeil of Nielsen

Special Events – Internal or External
Award of Excellence

  • Kimberly Bernhardt of GolinHarris
  • Shawn Malayter of Morningstar Inc.

Award of Merit

  • Bryan Blaise of GolinHarris and McDonald’s USA

Economic, Social and Environmental Development
Award of Excellence

  • Gary Goodfriend and Alison Hamer of L.C. Williams & Associates

Electronic and Digital Communication
Award of Excellence

  • Theomary Karamanis of AKADREM Inc.

Social Media
Award of Excellence

  • MSLGROUP and Chevrolet

Electronic and Digital Communication
Award of Merit

  • Bonita Brodt of Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Writing
Award of Merit

  • Debra Lynn Ross, ABC, of APP Pharmaceuticals/Fresenius Kabi USA
  • Jane Cooper of Cooper Hong Inc.

Interactive Media Design
Award of Excellence

  • Jane Cooper of Cooper Hong Inc.

Outdoors/3-D
Award of Merit

  • Justin Brunner of Standard Parking Corp., Bruce Vogele of Folio Inc. and Erin O’Donnell of the Chicago Department of Aviation (Midway)

Previous winners represented companies small and large, including Motorola, Sprint, Boeing, Allstate, Accenture and Aon Consulting. Next year’s Bronze Quill Award call for entries will open in late fall.

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. Established in 1970, IABC serves more than 15,000 members in 70 countries with a multi-disciplinary approach to corporate communication, public relations, employee communication, marketing communication, media relations, community relations, public affairs, financial communications, and government relations. IABC/Chicago (http://chicago.iabc.com) is the oldest IABC chapter in the world and one of the largest IABC chapters in the United States, with more than 400 members.

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