Learning and Professional Development Opportunities
IABC Orange County provides a myriad of opportunities for learning and professional development. Our monthly Network and Knowledge Series features outstanding speakers on relevant topics, and our affiliation with the International Association of Business Communicators worldwide provides members with access to information on Gold and Silver Quill Awards, communications certifications, online magazines and the IABC World Conference.
Each month, the Network and Knowledge Series highlights a top speaker or panel to share insight and tips with communicators as well as networking opportunities. Topics cover everything from social media to branding to crisis communications. Check the IABC-OC event calendar to see what we have coming up. We hope you can join us!
As professional communicators, the struggle with how to best handle controversies and difficult issues that, if not handled appropriately, can significantly impact our company’s or our client’s brand and reputation is all too real. How do we guide the actions of our teams, including our executives, and maintain consistent, responsible, ethical and legal choices through difficult times?
Join our distinguished panel of experts for our May 10 luncheon at Taps in Irvine as we take an in-depth look at strategies and solutions for a world where, as IABC International notes, “fake news” and “alternative facts” have become common terms, and it is incumbent upon us to keep the record straight
Please register by noon Monday, May 8, to secure your entree selection and pricing below. Registrations received after this date will incur an additional $15 fee and meal selection cannot be guaranteed.
General Counsel and Vice President
Word & Brown Companies
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Serving as the General Counsel and Vice President for the Word & Brown Companies, a leading provider in health insurance and benefits administration products, Jeff Compangano brings almost twenty years of substantive legal experience to the benefit of his clients. He is an adjunct professor in the disciplines of Law, Communications, Political Science and Sociology at Chapman University and Brandman University, actively developing and teaching courses throughout the year.
Director, Corporate Communications
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Mary Luthy has decades of experience as a professional communicator, in a variety of industries from not for profits to public agencies to publicly traded companies. She has worked in both marketing and corporate communications, and currently is director of corporate communications at Beckman Coulter.
Senior Account Manager
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David Cordero, Senior Account Manager for Communications LAB, has nearly 20 years of experience directing government relations, public affairs and community outreach programs in Orange County. Throughout his career, he has worked with elected officials, boards of directors, business owners, public agencies, coalitions and others to advance sound public policy, as well as projects and programs that address needs in the community. David also serves as the Accreditation and Ethics Chair of the Public Relations Society of America’s Orange County Chapter.