Member Spotlight

For this member spotlight, we interviewed Brigitte Fontaine, Senior Manager of Internal Communications at Progress. Why did you join the IABC? I first joined IABC in 2007 when I was job searching. Someone recommended I look into the job section on the IABC website and, sure enough, I found there the job that launched me into…
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Member Spotlight

For this member spotlight, we interviewed Dina Wolfman Baker, Director of Marketing and Communication at Cambridge Systematics, Inc. How long have you been a member of the IABC? I joined the Boston chapter in 2012, but before that I was a member with the Philadelphia chapter, and honestly I can’t recollect how long ago I first…
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Member Spotlight

For this Member Spotlight, we interviewed John Klingenstein, VP, Business Line Communications Manager at Citizens Bank. Why did you join the IABC? I was looking for a professional development organization through which I could learn and meet talented professionals from a wide range of organizations and industries. IABC interested me because it addresses the entire…
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Member Spotlight

For this Member Spotlight, we interviewed Jodi Freedman, Internal Communications Manager at Bose Corporation. How is the communications function structured at Bose? Our Internal Communications group supports executive and leadership communications, drives global digital media and storytelling, and has a team of people who are dedicated to effective internal communications within specific business units.  We work…
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Member Spotlight

For this Member Spotlight, we interviewed David Murdoch, Director of Communications, Industrial Operations at Genzyme, a Sanofi Company. As Director of Communications, what areas of the business do you oversee? I’m responsible for all communications for Genzyme’s Industrial Operations, which consist of approximately 3,000 employees across the company’s manufacturing sites as well as those within…
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Member Spotlight

IABC Boston’s new VP of Finance is Victoria Dew. Born and raised in Boston, she has recently returned to the area after more than 10 years living and working in New Zealand. She currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of IABC Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Immediate Past President of IABC Wellington, as well as on the IABC Finance Committee….
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Member Spotlight

In this Member Spotlight, we interview Elise Mesedahl, a Senior Project Manager at EF Education First, an international education organization. Not only is Elise a relatively new member of our IABC Boston, but she has graciously agreed to serve as our new Webmaster.     What are your responsibilities at EF Education First? I’ve been…
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Member Spotlight

Terri Birkeland

Teresa Birkeland is an Associate Consultant for Internal Communications at Liberty Mutual Insurance where she supports the deployment of Liberty Management System, the Liberty’s process and continuous improvement initiative. Liberty Mutual is a Corporate Member* of IABC. What functions are you responsible for? For communications strategy and content used for Liberty Management System transformations throughout…
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Member Spotlight

Timothy Coulson Berry is Vice President of Programming for IABC Boston and Chapter Liaison for the Heritage Region. He is an Event Coordinator at CBI, a company that produces educational conferences for the pharmaceutical, medical device, and life sciences industries. How did you become involved in IABC? I was a Communications student, and my dean…
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Member Spotlight

Morag Farquharson, ABC, is Vice President of Membership for IABC Boston a Graduate Student at Northeastern University in Corporate and Organizational Communications What has been the focus of your professional life in Communications? My professional life has mainly been in Canada, where I’m from, and in the financial services sector. I started as a Communications…
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