2017-2018 Board Members

Chair: Catherine Ducharme
Outsidein Communications
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Past Chair: Jennifer Wah, ABC, MC, IABC Fellow
Forwords Communications

Communications Director: Sue Ridewood, ABC
University of Calgary
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Professional Development / Sponsorship Director: Jackie Sargent, CMP, SCMP
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Vice Chair: Jonathan Tremblay, CMP
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Finance Director: Gary Carr
Gary Carr Communication
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National Programs Director: Tracy Fox, ABC, SCMP
University of Calgary
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Leadership Development Director: Ivan Muzychka, ABC, MC
‎Saskatchewan Medical Association
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2018-2019 Board of Directors

IABC CWR has selected its Board of Directors for the 2018/19 year. All terms begin July 1 after ratification at our AGM on June 14. The region continues in capable leadership hands with representation from chapters across the west, and with a variety of professional and leadership skills. We are proud to involve those certified and recognized by IABC as Accredited Business Communicators (ABC), Communications Management Professionals (CMP), Senior Communication Management Professionals (SCMP) and Master Communicators (MC).

  • Chair (automatic succession): Jonathan Tremblay, CMP, IABC/Regina
  • Past Chair (automatic succession): Catherine Ducharme, APR, IABC/BC
  • Vice Chair (automatic succession): Tracy Fox, ABC, SCMP, IABC/Calgary
  • Director, Finance: Richard Kies, ABC, IABC/Manitoba
  • Board Secretary: Tamara Gale, IABC/Calgary
  • Professional Development & Sponsorship: Jackie Sargent, SCMP, IABC/Edmonton
  • Leadership Development: Ivan Muzychka, ABC, MC, IABC/Saskatoon
  • Communications: Lydia Tay, IABC/BC
  • National Programs: Sue Ridewood, ABC, IABC/Calgary

In addition, each chapter is represented on the CWR board by a chapter VP, who serve in both roles and are a liaison between the region and the chapter.

The region thanks departing board members Jennifer Wah, ABC, MC, IABC Fellow (Past Chair) and Gary Carr (Finance) for their service to the board and to IABC over many years and in many different ways.

Chapter Reps

IABC/Manitoba: Mekala Wickramasinghe
University of Winnipeg

IABC/Regina: Regan Halbert
Government of Saskatchewan

IABC/Edmonton: Amanda LeNeve

IABC/Saskatoon: Ben Borne
Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority

IABC/Calgary: Sharon Lee
Independent consultant

IABC/BC: Gemma Lawrence
Central 1 Credit Union