About

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 converge the LA professional communicator market by orchestrating excellent professional development events that heighten the skills and talents of the community through human connection.

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.

 

Leadership

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 2018 board year, we are seeking addition members to join our leadership team. To inquire, contact Vice President Jenny Matkovich.

 

2018 IABCLA Board Members

  • Deborah Hudson, President – LinkedIn
  • Jenny Matkovich, Vice President/President-Elect – LinkedIn
  • Ephriam Freed, Vice President, Communications and Strategy – LinkedIn
  • Rob Campbell, Vice President, Membership – LinkedIn
  • Delaney Evers, Director of Networking Events – LinkedIn
  • Grant Skakun, Director of Newsletter – LinkedIn
  • Morgan Robson, Director of Social Media – LinkedIn
  • Eli Natinsky, Vice President of Operations – LinkedIn

 

Deborah Hudson – President

Deborah Hudson is a writer and video producer. She was global head of employee communications at Zurich Insurance in Switzerland. Find her on Twitter and LinkedIn and president@iabcla.com.

 

Jenny Matkovich – Vice President/President-elect

Jenny Matkovich is an experienced marketer and results-driven leader in the complex, ever-changing world of marketing management and currently the  Marketing Director for MarketCast. Previously, she was the Director of Marketing for T2 Tech Group and product marketing portfolio manager for Cerner. She holds a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management from University of Iowa. Find her on Twitter and LinkedIn and vicepresident@iabcla.com.

 

Ephraim Freed – VP, Communications

Ephraim Freed is an employee experience strategist and leader who has spent the last decade working on the cutting edge of internal communications and intranets. He has developed digital platforms and communications programs within innovative global organizations including Riot Games and Oxfam America. As a marketing manager and consultant he has helped industry-leading firms such as the Digital Workplace Group and ThoughtFarmer drive change at client organizations.

 

Rob Campbell – VP, Membership

Rob Campbell is a strategic communications leader who has spent the last two decades doing it all — from marketing to PR to corporate communications. Serving as a trusted business partner to c-suite executives at Macy’s and Zurich Insurance, Rob championed change and drove results through employee communications and engagement. He recently moved from Chicago to California to be closer to family and enjoy the warmth and sun. Connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

Delaney Evers – Director of Networking Events

Delaney Evers is a digital marketing consultant in the fashion and lifestyle industry where she helps businesses improve consumer relationships and create organic engagement through digital media. Originally from Iowa, she moved to Los Angeles five years ago to attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising where she majored in Visual Communications. Find her on LinkedIn and delaney@south-fifth.com.

 

Grant Skakun – Director of Newsletter

Grant Skakun is an instructor at Eucrest Writing where he helps organizations improve communication and achieve results by delivering business writing training seminars. He also writes and edits business documents, and he coaches professionals on improving their writing performance.

 

Morgan Robson – VP, Social Media

Morgan Robson is passionate about authentic and meaningful communications, especially pertaining to environmental issues. She recently moved to LA and is excited to connect with other professional communicators through IABC. You can connect with her at LinkedIn.

 

Eli Natinsky – VP, Operations

Eli Natinsky is a writer and project manager who thrives helping businesses and organizations achieve their marketing goals and objectives. He’s written and overseen the design and distribution of various print, online, and broadcast materials. His employers and clients have included MSLGROUP, General Motors, Chevrolet, and Oakland Community College in Metropolitan Detroit. Eli holds a master’s degree in Digital Media Arts & Technology from Michigan State University. He also earned his bachelor’s degree from MSU, having studied journalism. Connect with him through LinkedIn.