WESTBURY, N.Y., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Long Island Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2012 ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS. This year's winners will be honored Wednesday, June 13th, at a special awards luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, N.Y. The event will feature keynote speaker Adrian Cropley, ABC and Chair of the International Executive Board of IABC, and Principal of Cropley Communications in Melbourne, Australia.
The annual Achievement Awards recognize the region's most talented communications professionals and students. Entrants undergo rigorous judging by seasoned communicators from the Long Island business community.
"We had a highly qualified pool of nominees this year, and the judges were faced with the difficult task of selecting the honorees. Our 2012 winners truly represent Long Island communicators at their best," said Awards Committee Chair Sheila Ziegler, Bradley Marketing Group/Safeguard Business Systems.
The 2012 award recipients are:
- Valerie Zurblis, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Nassau County Bar Association - Achievement in Communications
The Achievement in Communications Award recognizes professionals who enhance the communications profession and its public perception and who serve as role models for the profession.
- Hilary JM Topper, MPA, President and CEO, HJMT Public Relations, Inc. - Achievement in Digital Communications
The Achievement in Digital Communications Award honors communications professionals who have enhanced the burgeoning field of digital communications.
- Ellen Christie, Principal Owner, E.C. Public Relations – Community Service
The Community Service Award recognizes distinguished community service by writers, graphic designers, photographers/videographers, public relations or advertising professionals.
- Ann D. Middleman, Principal, ADM Marketing & Research Consulting – Communicator of the Year
The Communicator of the Year Award honors a member for outstanding service to the association, coupled with distinguished achievement in the communications profession.
About IABC /Long Island
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of more than 15,000 communication professionals in 80 countries, committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. IABC/LI is dedicated to the education and professional development of its members, productive networking among colleagues, and the advancement of the communications profession on Long Island, regardless of niche or specialty.
For more information on the event or the award recipients, go to IABC/LI Chapter News.
Contact: Sheila Ziegler, Bradley Marketing Group/Safeguard Business Systems, 631-231-9200, [email protected]