GET INVOLVED

One of the best ways to enhance your professional skills as a communicator and develop meaningful relationships with other business and community leaders is by becoming an active volunteer.

IABC Nashville offers a number of ways to engage with chapter leadership, members, and communicators throughout the region. A few of the areas of focus include:

Board Positions: IABC Nashville is managed by a diverse volunteer board of professional communicators. Board positions run from January – December of each calendar year, with board members expected to keep current on their membership dues and participate in monthly board meetings. Board positions include:

  • President
  • President-Elect/Executive Vice President
  • Past-President/Nominating Chair
  • Vice President of Finance/Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Vice President of Membership
  • Vice President of Professional Development
  • Vice President of Communications
  • Vice President of Social Media
  • (3) Vice President At-Large

Are you interested in applying for a board position or nominating someone? Email Birdie Loeffler, Nominating Chair, at birdieloeffler@gmail.com. Click here to learn more about each position.

  Membership Outreach: Help us expand the mission of IABC by helping us support our membership endeavors. This includes:

  • Member recruitment
  • Event volunteer for professional development luncheons, networking mixers, and other chapter events.

Are you looking to sharpen your networking skills and get more involved with IABC Nashville? Email Kristin Appelman, Vice President of Membership, at kappelman@concepttechnologyinc.com.

Awards Program: One of the best ways to get involved with IABC Nashville is to participate in its flagship Music City Gold Pen Awards program. Ways to get involved include:

  • Judging entries for other IABC chapters
  • Event support including logistics, setup, collateral, and event promotions
  • Sponsorship outreach

Please reach out to Kellie Davie, APR, Vice President of Awards and Communications, at kdavie@keycompr.com if interested in volunteering.

Professional Development: Are you looking for ways to share your thought-leadership with others? We are always looking for speakers and panelists to discuss current industry trends with our membership during our monthly professional development luncheons. Opportunities to get involved include:

  • Speakers
  • Panelists
  • Webinar Hosts

Please reach out to Jessica Hopson, Vice President of Professional Development, at jessica@lovell.com if you are interested in being a speaker. Please send over a synopsis of your topic with your email.

Chapter Communications: Content is key for any organization, but it is paramount for an organization like IABC Nashville that serves business communicators. We are always looking for volunteers to help support us with the following communications needs:

  • Social Media Outreach
  • Web Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Blog/Article Contributions

For interest in social media outreach, please reach out to Vice President of Social Media, Kerry Burke, at kburke555@gmail.com. For all other communications interests, please reach out to Vice President of Awards and Communications, Kellie Davie, APR, at kdavie@keycompr.com.

Other Volunteer Opportunities: In addition to the opportunities listed above, we are always looking for volunteers to support us in the following:

  • Sponsorship Outreach
  • University Outreach and Mentorship (Belmont University, Middle Tennessee State University, and Western Kentucky University)

For more details email Kristin Appelman, Vice President of Membership, at kappelman@concepttechnologyinc.com.