Announcing: A chapter board that will give you FOMO!

Back to Blogs By Adam Brayford, SCMP Posted: May 24, 2019

“Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.”
-David Ogilvy

Communicator Sarah Temple introduced me to that quote in her 2014 talk to IABC/BC on lessons from her multinational career. And let me tell you– does it ever describe how I feel about the experienced, creative and, not to mention, fun team we’ve brought together to lead the world’s third largest IABC chapter into its 40th anniversary!

Just scroll down to see for yourself– this year’s board of directors slate has it all:

  • 220 years of professional experience
  • More than a century of IABC membership
  • 18 IABC awards
  • 9 leaders of teams
  • 9 new faces to the board
  • 4 GCCC certifications and IABC accreditations
  • 100% fun!

So without further ado, allow me to introduce to you IABC/BC’s proposed slate of directors for 2019/20.

Has the FOMO started yet? Don’t worry– you can get to know them better at the 2019 IABC/BC AGM where you can vote on the slate. And don’t forget to celebrate with them at the Wave Awards, right afterward!



Adam Brayford, SCMP

Title & Company: Director, Student Experience Communications, Simon Fraser University

Twitter: @adambrayford
LinkedIn: Adam Brayford


Vice President

Dana Higgins, PMP

Title & Company: Manager, Events Sponsorship and Alumni, SFU Beedie School of Business

Twitter: @danahiggi
LinkedIn: Dana Higgins


Past President

Gemma Lawrence

Title & Company: Coordinator, Mayors Council Secretariat (Contractor), Translink

Twitter: @gemstars81
LinkedIn: Gemma Lawrence


Executive Administrator

Julia White

Title & Company: Senior Manager, Communications, CDRD

Twitter: @JuliaW604
LinkedIn: Julia White




Jennifer Casey, MBA PMP

Title & Company: Director, Digital Transformation, Simon Fraser University

Twitter: @Jnnacasey
LinkedIn: Jennifer Casey


Co-Director, Events

Nicole Adams, ABC

Title & Company: Director of Communications, Industry Training Authority

LinkedIn: Nicole Adams



Director, Membership

Jasmine Bradley

Title & Company: Manager of Corporate Communications, E-Comm 911

LinkedIn: Jasmine Bradley



Director, Sponsorship & Partnerships

John Corry, ABC

Title & Company: Director, Corporate Communications, Concert Properties

Twitter: @corryographer
LinkedIn: John Corry

Director, Special Interest Groups

Lauren Girdler

Title & Company: Communications Advisor, Fisheries & Oceans Canada

LinkedIn: laurengirdler


Co-Director, Marketing & Communications

Nicole Grima

Title & Company: Accounts & Operations Manager, Simpleview

Twitter: @NicoleGrima
LinkedIn: Nicole Grima


Director, Career Development

Denise Leech

Title & Company: Senior Director, University Communications, Simon Fraser University

Twitter: @deeleech
LinkedIn: Denise Leech


Co-Director, Marketing & Communications

Rumnique Nannar

Title & Company: Content & Communications Specialist, Creative BC

Twitter: @rotikapdarum
LinkedIn: Rumnique Nannar



Director, Award Programs

Elaine O’Connor, CMP

Title & Company: Senior Consultant, Communications & Public Affairs, Fraser Health

Twitter: @elaine_oconnor
LinkedIn: Elaine O’Connor



Director, Student Development

José Vargas

Title & Company: Communications Officer, Provincial Health Services Authority

Twitter: @josevargastogo
LinkedIn: José Vargas


Director, Volunteer Services

Rachel Wong

Title & Company: Communications Advisor, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

LinkedIn: Rachel Wong


Co-Director, Events

Jinny Wu

Title & Company: Communications Manager, Vancouver Convention Centre

Twitter: @jinnywu
LinkedIn: Jinny Wu


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