The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is seeking international executive board (IEB) practitioners for the 2017-2018 board year, who will help lead IABC into the future.

The IEB selection process follows a rigorous, competency-based selection approach emphasizing:

  • leadership
  • problem-solving
  • global perspective
  • strategic thinking
  • business acumen.

Volunteering for the IEB is a unique leadership experience that provides invaluable skills development that will enhance your career and allow you to ‘give something back’.

Vacancies are open to all members and anyone who is interested is invited to apply. You do not have to have served on local or regional committees to qualify.

IABC draws from the best in the communication field to educate, inform and inspire new communication ideas and strategies. The international executive board, or IEB, is the governing body of IABC and is accountable to its members. The IEB develops the strategic plan and direction for the association under the guidance of the Association Bylaws approved by the IABC membership. The IEB also serves as the Board of Trustees for the IABC Foundation.Past members come from nine countries across four continents, underlining the cultural and professional diversity of IABC and the IEB.

The IABC Nominating Committee is seeking candidates to apply for the following positions:

  • Vice Chair
    [three-year term, automatic succession to Chair and Past Chair]
  • Secretary/Treasurer [one-year term]
  • Directors [three-year term] 

To learn more about the roles on the IEB and the nomination process, see IEB Candidate Pack.


Please fill out the online application form. At time of submission, please be ready to upload your CV/resume.

Following the submission of your online application, your 60-second video (see IEB Candidate Pack for further information) must be emailed to by Wednesday, January 11th. *At the close of the open call, if an application lacks a video submission, that application will not be considered.

Any further questions about how to apply, please reach out to Governance Manager Kirsten Peterson at


Go to the IABC International website for more information