DETROIT, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC Detroit) has named Dan Saad as its 2015 Communicator of the Year. He will be recognized for communications excellence at IABC Detroit's 34th annual Renaissance Awards June 24 at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Lyon Meadows Conference Center in South Lyon, Mich.
Saad is the manager of communications for the North American region of Valeo, a global automotive company. His career in communications has included positions with Inteva Products, Tata Technologies and the Turgeon Group, in addition to running his own communications company, DJS Communications. He also worked for several Detroit area newspapers for 18 years.
He has received more than 30 IABC Detroit Renaissance Awards for his work, including the 2012 Presidents' Award for best in show for communications management. A native of Detroit, he has shared his communications expertise in India, England and France throughout his career. He also has produced more than 5,000 original editorial cartoons for local and national publications, including Crain's Detroit Business, and he has been an active presence in several community organizations in south Oakland County.
The IABC Detroit Communicator of the Year award honors outstanding contributions to the field of communications. Honorees are selected by a team of senior communicators, including past honorees, in recognition of excellence in:
- professional achievements
- leadership roles
- striving to improve the communications field
- developing or advancing the communications process in a company or organization
- encouraging professionalism and integrity
- creative communications approach
- civic or charitable involvement.
Saad is the 27th recipient of the honor, which was initiated in 1989.
IABC Detroit's Renaissance Awards recognizes the region's best business communications programs in a variety of categories. Tickets to attend the awards ceremony are $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers and must be purchased in advance through PayPal at iabcdetroit.org.
IABC is a global network of 12,000 communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication.
SOURCE IABC Detroit