Julie Davis Presented Chapter’s Highest Honor

Julie Davis, APR

Julie K. Davis APR, Vice President of Communications, Brookdale Senior Living Inc., has been awarded IABC Nashville’s Fellow Award, the highest honor the organization confers upon its members on the international and chapter levels. It is awarded to communications professionals for exceptional leadership and service to IABC, in our case to the IABC Nashville Chapter.

While this is not an annual award, the Chapter was compelled to present this year to a fellow communicator who exemplifies the highest standards of the profession. The honoree has had a long-term positive impact on organizations, professions and the community through her professional and personal contributions and achievements.

Her work has won recognition by several awards programs including IABC Gold Pen Awards, PRSA Parthenon Awards, Social Responsibility Awards from Women Executives in Public Relations, not to mention, by significant advancement of her career and those she has counseled and mentored.

She is a 22-year committed and active member of IABC and IABC Nashville Chapter. Julie has served several years on the Chapter board, including as VP of Programs, VP of Finance, and as Chapter President. And, she has been recognized by previous boards with a Chapter President’s and Fellow Award. 

Julie is always there to pitch in and help the chapter, the profession, and any and all of those, who like her, is committed to help drive communication as a force for good in business and society.

 

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THURSDAY April 19th — Multicultural Communications

Join us April 19th for a lively panel discussion on multicultural communications. At our April professional development luncheon, we’ll host 3 of Nashville’s leading voices on the subject for live discussion and Q&A.

Multicultural Communications: How to Engage

How do organizations create strong personal connections with an increasingly diverse audience? How do we engage audiences from different cultures while identifying the best tactics for communication within these groups? How do we make our content relevant to these audiences while staying on-brand and authentic to voice in an ever changing digital landscape? Thankfully our panel is comprised of leaders in multicultural communications, and they’re here to share their insights with our members and guests.

 

Jocelyn Allen , Co-Founder & CEO at The Allen Lewis Agency

Jocelyn is a marketing and communications maestro skilled at finding and telling her clients’ stories to diverse audiences. With more than 15 years of experience working in a wide variety of communications roles at General Motors, Allen developed a vast network of media contacts including many writers and editors at multicultural news and lifestyle outlets. Her efforts to share GM and its brands’ stories with Hispanic, Asian, African American, LGBT and military veteran audiences helped her long-time employer gain entrée into these often hard-to-reach markets.

 

Nancy Youssef, President at Curves with Purpose

Nancy Youssef is founder and President of the newly created corporation, Curves with Purpose. CWP is an e-commerce platform housing a curated assortment of global brands, celebrating shape diversity, utilizing fit tech, and helping disrupt the cycle of poverty through charitable partnerships. Nancy has served since 2015 as senior vice president, international business development for Canton, MA-based Destination XL group, the largest omni-channel specialty retailer of big and tall men’s apparel. Prior to joining Destination XL, Youssef was vice president, international business development since 2009 for NYSE-listed Genesco, Inc. where she was responsible for growing the footwear and apparel retailer’s portfolio of brands outside the U.S. In this role she successfully directed the entry of the Fortune 1000 company into more than two dozen countries around the world. Prior to that, she served as senior brand manager for interactive multichannel retailer HSN, Inc. and also has led business development for fashion apparel and accessories importer and distributor SAS-Egypt.

 

Jewell Green Winn, Ed.D, Chief Diversity Officer at Tennessee State University

Dr. Jewell Green Winn has over thirty years of experience in education and serves Tennessee State University as Senior International Officer, Executive Director for International Programs, Deputy Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership. Dr. Winn completed the Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Middle Tennessee State University, Masters of Public Administration and Doctorate of Education degrees at Tennessee State University.  She is a member of several professional and social organizations such as the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, Women in Higher Education in Tennessee, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  She is a graduate of Leadership Nashville, the Maxine Smith Fellows Program, the Millennium Leadership Institute and the American Council on Education’s Spectrum Executive Leadership Program. She is the founding Executive Director of From the Heart International Education Foundation.  She is married to Timothy Winn and they have four adult children and four grandchildren.

 

 
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IABC Nashville Presents President’s Award to Lysa Rigo and Sarah Loeffler

NASHVILLE – (Feb. 27, 2018)  – The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Nashville Chapter presented the President’s Award to board members Lysa Rigo and Sarah Loeffler during its Feb. 20 professional development luncheon. 2017 IABC president Tom Kenley presented the award, which recognizes exceptional contributions by chapter members, to Lysa and Sarah for showing extraordinary commitment to the chapter’s growth and wellbeing in 2017.

 

On the heels of winning an IABC Gold Quill Award for her work at Ingram Barge, Lysa Rigo, vice president of finance for IABC Nashville, successfully reorganized the chapter’s financial affairs and has shared her expertise with chapter members and university students alike. “Lysa is always one of the first to volunteer to help with special chapter projects,” said Tom Kenley. “We couldn’t have done it without her last year.”

Sarah Loeffler, vice president of membership for IABC Nashville, continually reaches out to potential members through mixers and one-on-one networking. “Sarah consistently offers assistance with special projects,” said Kenley. “Fortunately, her commitment has continued as her chapter responsibilities have grown, and we are excited to learn that she has agreed to continue her contribution to the chapter by becoming the chapter’s president-elect this year.”

IABC Nashville is one of more than 100 chapters in 70 countries providing learning opportunities for its members and professional development sessions that offer new insights into the latest communication trends, technology and issues facing the industry. The chapter is diverse, with members representing area agencies, broadcast stations, corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations. IABC Nashville also offers ties to job bank services and the annual Music City Gold Pen Awards program.

IABC is the only place to connect with communicators globally.

Connect here. Go anywhere!

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Join & Save: MARCH IS MEMBERSHIP MONTH!!!

Thinking about renewing your IABC membership, or joining for the first time? Do it in March and save!
If you’ve been thinking about joining IABC, or your membership has lapsed and you’ve been debating reinstating – now is the time to act! March is the best month of the year to join or renew your membership because we’re celebrating Membership Month! IABC Nashville was named Small Chapter of the Year! Join or renew by March 31 to receive:
  • 10% off your membership dues
  • Chance to win a VIP grand prize package to World Conference 2018
Already a member, but still want to participate? Refer a colleague to win a $250 Visa gift card!
Become an IABC Champion by referring a colleague or renewal membership! Our members hold the key to our success and we want to make your membership as valuable as possible. As a current member, tell your friends and colleagues to join by March 31 and use you as a referral to receive:
  • The chance to win a $250 Visa gift card
  • Recognition on the IABC website
  • Additional recognition at the IABC 2018 World Conference as an IABC
Join the fun locally – and worldwide! Use IABC Nashville as your passport to connect with communicators around the globe!
 
There are lots of ways to join the fun by participating in any of our upcoming events:
Got questions? We’ve got answers!
 
Contact IABC Nashville’s VP of Membership, Sarah Loeffler, with any questions!
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April 5th – IABC Spring Mixer

Join us on April 5th from 6-8pm for IABC Nashville’s mixer! The mixer will be a fun evening of networking, food and drinks with fellow communications professionals and industry leaders. 

Our mixer will be themed around “Building Your Tribe” and held at Walden, one of Nashville’s newest watering holes. We’ll be bringing together middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky’s finest communications professionals! We’ll meet from 6-8pm for food, libations, authentic conversation, and great networking!

Get to know new members and strengthen your network the right way. Members are FREE and non-members are just $5 to attend!

  

 

Join us at IABC Nashville’s April Mixer at Walden in East Nashville. 

New to the area or IABC Nashville? Let us know when you register, and we’ll make sure to connect you with others working in the Communications, Advertising, PR and Marketing fields.

FREE for members and just for $5 non-members. Prepay only. Registration will not be taken at the door.

Walden
2909B Gallatin Pike
Nashville TN, 37216

 

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