Board Directory

Elise Mesedahl : Immediate Past-President

Elise Mesedahl

Immediate Past-President

Internal Communications Manager - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Elise became a member of IABC in 2014 and quickly joined the Boston Chapter's Board of Directors as the Web Content Director where she oversaw the re-design of the chapter's website and maintained its content. She then became President of the chapter for the 2016/17 term. Elise works at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a global learning company, and focuses on employee communications and employee/executive engagement. Prior to HMH, Elise spent many years at EF Education First working in customer loyalty that allowed her to travel the world. She holds a dual BA in Psychology and Spanish Literature from Cornell University.
EMesedahl@gmail.com
Janet Swaysland : Co-Vice President, Programming

Janet Swaysland

Co-Vice President, Programming

Principal, Engagement Strategist - Bluefire Partners
Janet Swaysland leads Bluefire Partners, a boutique employee communications and engagement consulting services firm. She has served in marketing and workplace communications leadership positions at Monster and at Iron Mountain and has extensive consulting experience, most recently as EVP in Weber Shandwick's global employee engagement and change management practice. Earlier, Janet held senior leadership roles at marketing services agencies Mullen and Brodeur Partners. Bluefire Partners helps organizations better communicate and connect with employees, to attract and keep the best talent, move through change with minimal disruption, navigate urgent issues, and serve customers better. We work with marketers, human resource leaders, legal and IT functions charged with moving the business forward by engaging employees better. janet@bluefirepartners.com
Lindsay Wilson : Vice President, Membership

Lindsay Wilson

Vice President, Membership

Principal - Collins + Wilson Communications
Lindsay Wilson is an independent communications consultant in the Boston area. As the co-founder of Collins + Wilson Communications, a multi-city firm, Lindsay has led public relations and marketing campaigns for clients across a variety of industries, including professional services, technology and finance. Prior to starting Collins + Wilson, Lindsay managed national PR and social media client accounts for Baltimore-based advertising agency GKV. She earned a dual B.A. in English and French from Colgate University. lindsay.diehl@gmail.com
Victoria Dew, CMP : Vice President, Finance

Victoria Dew, CMP

Vice President, Finance

CEO - Dewpoint Communications
Victoria has been a member of IABC since 2006. She is Past Chair of the Asia-Pacific Region, as well as Past President of the Wellington, New Zealand chapter. In 2016 she earned her Communications Management Professional (CMP) designation. Her company, Dewpoint Communications, helps businesses achieve better results through strong culture and communication. She holds a BA from Skidmore College, an MA from King’s College London, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Communications Management from Massey University, Wellington. victoria@dewpointcomms.com
Cindy Hutter : Co-Vice President, Programming

Cindy Hutter

Co-Vice President, Programming

Director of Marketing and Digital Strategy - National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ)
Cindy Hutter is the Director of Marketing and Digital Strategy at NICHQ. She leads and implements product, brand and content marketing strategies to expand NICHQ's customer base and convert existing customers to deeper levels of engagement. She also develops and executes comprehensive communications plans to proactively disseminate information about each NICHQ initiative to key strategic audiences via multiple communications channels. Cindy’s work has won regional and international awards for marketing communications excellence, and at the start of her career as a journalist, Cindy received multiple writing awards from the New York Press Association. Cindy has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications from George Washington University and an MBA from Dowling College. Cindy.Hutter@gmail.com
Erin Greene : Director, Web Content and Analytics

Erin Greene

Director, Web Content and Analytics

Senior Specialist, Internal Communications - Liberty Mutual Insurance
egreene105@gmail.com
Kim Saltmarsh : Director, Member Engagement

Kim Saltmarsh

Director, Member Engagement

Manager, Internal Communications - Bright Horizons
kim.saltmarsh@gmail.com
Norine Shults : Director, Corporate Engagement

Norine Shults

Director, Corporate Engagement

Vice President - Chaloner
norine@chaloner.com
Heather Perkins : Director, Student Membership

Heather Perkins

Director, Student Membership

Communications Manager, Global Business Services - TJX
heatherperkins1998@gmail.com
Brandon Nelsen : Director, Social Media and Events

Brandon Nelsen

Director, Social Media and Events

nelsen.brandon@gmail.com