“We are so lucky to have dedicated, loyal members,” says Paula Cassin, past president, IABC-LA. “We needed help, and Nicole Maury has graciously agreed to step in.”

When Dana Edler, who had been elected IABC president for 2012-2013, unexpectedly resigned at the end of September, the IABC-LA Board needed to regroup. “Dana has been caring for both of her elderly parents and felt she needed to focus on them” Paula explains. “She just wasn’t going to be able to give her IABC role all the attention it deserved.”

That’s when long-time member Nicole Maury stepped in, agreeing to become the new president of IABC Los Angeles. As our bylaws indicate, a unanimous vote from the board is all that was needed.

“I’m delighted to pitch in,” says Nicole. “Dana has already done so much good work – she made it easy for me. And, the rest of the board has been very supportive. I’m looking forward to the coming year.”

If you follow IABC-LA, you already know Nicole as our videographer-in-chief. Her wonderful event videos are always available within two or three days of any meeting. Nicole is a project curator consultant with an extensive background in corporate communications, creative development for internal and external marketing promotion and overall project management. She has an unusual layered career including curating fine art photography artworks and assets disposition sales.

“We send all our best wishes to Dana and her parents,” says Nicole. “We’ll miss her this year, but we know she’s doing what she needs to do. And, I’m delighted to have this opportunity. My association with IABC has always been very rewarding.”