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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thom O’Grady is Co-Leader of the FLY RI (Providence) Group, held the third week of every other month, and has a strong background in Corporate Communications with a concentration in Executive and Internal Communications. Most recently, Thom was Director of Communications at Fidelity Investments. How has your communications career evolved? My professional career started in…
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Shailey Motial is Manager Communications at PAREXEL International Corporation in Waltham, MA. What are your communications responsibilities at PAREXEL? I am involved in strategic communication initiatives at PAREXEL. Our department is fairly new and there is tremendous opportunity to advance the Communications maturity model at PAREXEL. My role specifically focuses at initiatives that build confidence…
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Chris LaFontaine is the Senior Manager of Corporate Communications at Boston Scientific Corporation and the Leader of the Boston IABC Metrowest Lunch Group. How has your communications career evolved? I started out as a newspaper reporter but eventually transferred my skills to the corporate setting. When I started, we relied on paper newsletters and had…
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