About IABC

Setting a standard of excellence since 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a vibrant global membership association with thousands of members from around the world, representing many Fortune 500 companies.

IABC serves professionals in the field of business communication, bringing together the profession’s collective disciplines around marketing, PR, crisis communications, speech writing, executive communications, video and visual communication, internal communications and more. We create the global standard in communication through our educational offerings, certification, awards program, resource library, online magazine and annual IABC World Conference. IABC goal is to support the community of business communication professionals with innovative thinking, shared best practices, in-depth learning and career guidance.

About the IABCLA Chapter

Our mission: to heighten the skills, reputation and talents of the community through human connection. We do this by welcoming and inspiring LA’s professional communicators with targeted professional development events and honest conversations.

As part of the 14,000-member IABC Los Angeles serves the entire Los Angeles Metropolitan area including Downtown, South Bay, San Fernando Valley, Westside and points in between. Our chapter is part of the Pacific Plains region of the IABC.

Our members work in the public and private sectors as consultants, independent business owners, and corporate staff in such diverse fields as marketing, advertising, corporate communications, government relations, human resource communications and shareholder relations.

Members share a commitment to continuing professional development and a desire to work together to build a strong, diverse and experienced group of communicators.



IABCLA is run by an all-volunteer board of current members. We welcome your ideas and suggestions and encourage your participation. Please contact any board member if you have questions, comments or suggestions. IABCLA is governed by a board of volunteers according to IABC bylaws and the chapter’s own bylaws. Within the 2019 board year, we are seeking addition members to join our leadership team. To inquire, contact President Jenny Matkovich.

2019 IABCLA Board Members

  • Jenny Matkovich, President – LinkedIn
  • Eli Natinsky, Vice President/President-Elect – LinkedIn
  • Tery Amaya, Vice President, Networking Events – LinkedIn
  • Rachel Mann, Vice President, Communications and Strategy – LinkedIn
  • Grant Skakun, Director, Newsletter – LinkedIn
  • Vinisha Kothari, Director, Website and Operations – LinkedIn 
  • Karen Trachtenberg, Director, Social Media – LinkedIn
  • Jenn Floto, Vice President, Special Projects/Research – LinkedIn
  • Julie Wright, Vice President, Strategic Advisor – LinkedIn
  • Deborah Hudson, Vice President, Membership Retention – LinkedIn
  • Ephriam Freed, Director, Finance – LinkedIn