IABC/BC accomplishes its vision of inspiring great communicators through the direction of the members who volunteer on our Board of Directors each year. Members of our Board are supported by committees of volunteer members who help us provide value to our members. Say hello to our Board below!
Company: UBC, Workplace Engagement Strategist
IABC member: 11 years
My commitment to the IABC/BC chapter is to provide opportunities for rewarding member (including volunteer) experiences. We have a smart and enthusiastic board, and I’m excited to work together and with our sponsors to offer our members high-value volunteer, professional development, and networking opportunities, as well as unique programs such as Special Interest Groups (SIGs), mentorship, and the Gift of Communications. I invite you to get involved and let us know what would make your local IABC experience more meaningful.
Fun fact: I am a Bikram yoga enthusiast and go to the 6 am class at least three times a week!
Company: Outsidein Communications, Partner and Brand & Communication Specialist
IABC member: 5 years
My commitment to the IABC/BC chapter is to contribute, support and connect where I can to keep the board strong and the member experience valuable.
Fun fact: Originally from Wales but don’t sing or play rugby. I can figure out any subway system in any country but can’t tell you where North and South is.
Company: Capilano University, Senior Communications Advisor
IABC member: 8 years
My commitment to the IABC/BC chapter is to support the board in providing meaningful experiences for our members and volunteers.
Fun fact: I am a dual national: I hold both a Canadian and British passport. I also lived in Australia for a year, and have travelled throughout Europe. If you’re looking for travel recommendations, I’m your girl!
Company: Inventa, Account Executive
IABC member: 5 years
My commitment to the IABC/BC chapter is to connect members and foster growth.
Fun fact: I love embracing the west coast lifestyle: eating local and dragon boating.
Company: Jeanette LeBlanc Communications, Freelance
IABC Member: 6 years
My commitment to the IABC/BC chapter is to help members make meaningful connections at events, and to ensure that members of the board have all the information they need to help serve our chapter members as efficiently as possible. It’s going to be a great year!
Fun fact: I love corny jokes. You know, those one-liners that make most people groan; well, they crack me up. Bonus fact: I went to pastry school in 2014 and wrote all about it on my food blog.
Vice President, Career Development
Kirk Grayson, ABC
Company: Pedamento Content Strategy
IABC member: 20 years
My commitment to the IABC/BC chapter is to deliver programs that provide valued opportunities for learning, sharing and networking.
Fun fact: My first career was as an actress. I even have in IMDb page! (Though you’ll have to be into the NFB or American hack actress vehicles to be familiar with any of the films).
Vice President, Communications
Company: CBC/Radio-Canada, Senior Communications Officer
IABC member: 3 years
My commitment to the IABC/BC chapter is to ensure members get timely information so you can have your best year with IABC/BC yet!
Fun fact: I am a cat lady and share too many photos of my cat on Twitter and Instagram. I also shamelessly love/listen to 90s boy band music.
Vice President, Events
Company: University of British Columbia, Event Coordinator
IABC member: 5 years
My commitment to the IABC/BC chapter is to work with my fellow-Board and other members of the IABC/BC community to develop fresh, fun and inclusive approaches to the chapter events.
Fun fact: I have traveled to twenty two different countries, during which I slept in huts by the ocean, went paragliding in Nepal, and had the good luck to encounter a whale shark while scuba diving. I’m hoping my next travels will take me to Latin America.
Vice President, Membership Services
Vice President, Sponsorship
Company: Port Metro Vancouver, Digital Communications Specialist
IABC member: 4 years
My commitment to the IABC/BC chapter is to be available and dedicated to helping ensure that our chapter continues to thrive through strategic partnerships.
Fun fact: I love Lego! I love how it can be formulaic and yet leave so much room for imagination.
Vice President, Volunteer Services
Company: Port Metro Vancouver, Municipal & Community Engagement Specialist
IABC member: 6 years
My commitment to the IABC/BC chapter is to help connect our amazing volunteers to robust and fulfilling volunteer opportunities.
Fun fact: I love to travel and after coming back from my last European adventure, told myself that I would take up French classes. I am dying to be able to speak fluent French. However, unlike the Parisians, I have a (secret) passion for freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. I don’t know why I can’t get enough of them!