Member Spotlight

For this member spotlight, we interviewed Andy Porter, Associate Professor at Simmons College. Over the course of your career, you have worked in virtually every aspect of communications. How did you get your start as a communications professional? I was part of the final Vietnam era draft in 1972 after graduating from college, so I…
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Member Spotlight

For this member spotlight, we interviewed Jo-Anne Baxter, Director of PR & Sponsorships at the Boston Children’s Museum. You have such vast experience in the communications and marketing fields. How did you get started with your career? When I was a junior at Framingham State, I telephoned WCVB-TV and asked if they had any part-time…
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Member Spotlight

For this member spotlight, we interviewed Peter Lucht, Senior Vice President — Head of Media Relations and CEO Communications at Citizens Financial Group, Inc. You started your career as a newspaper reporter. How did you get to where you are today? My experience as a reporter was very foundational for me, both in understanding how…
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Member Spotlight

For this member spotlight we interviewed Heather Bonarrigo, Organizational Communications Manager at Raytheon. What trajectory has your career path taken that has led you to your current job at Raytheon? It’s hard to believe I’m nearing my 20th anniversary in the communications profession. It seems like only yesterday I was graduating from Boston University with…
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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 Jamie Pachomski, APR; Corporate Communications & Public Relations Manager at Argo Group. Why did you join the IABC? After earning a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications, my worldview of communications broadened dramatically. I realized I needed to push harder to stay current with the latest trends, best practices…
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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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