IABC Central Oklahoma Hosts 2013 Bronze Quill Awards Banquet

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:33am

Oklahoma City (June 10, 2013) – Several local businesses and organizations were recognized last week at the annual Bronze Quill Awards Banquet put on by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Central Oklahoma Chapter. The event, held June 6 at the OKC Public Farmers Market, recognized Oklahoma City communicator’s accomplishments with awards of merit and excellence based on peer review. Along with recognizing Bronze Quill winners, the IABC Professional of the Year, IABC Volunteer of the Year and the Oklahoma City’s Communicator of the Year were announced.

IABC would like to congratulate all Excellence and Award of Merit winners along with the nominees selected for the special awards:

  • Communicator of the Year – Michael Morrison, Comtech
  • Volunteer of the Year – Melissa Pearson and Larisha Peterman, IABC Central Oklahoma Board members
  • Professional of the Year – Katherine Leidy, APR – OKDHS
  • Best in Show – The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber for their project okcnewsroom.com

Bronze Quill Awards of Excellence:

  • The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
  • CompSource
  • S Design, LLC
  • Moore Norman Technology Center
  • Oklahoma Department of Human Services
  • The Golding Group
  • Infant Crisis Services
  • Oklahoma Department of Transportation
  • Public Strategies

Bronze Quill Awards of Merit:

  • The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
  • Flintco
  • CompSource
  • Moore Norman Technology Center
  • The Golding Group
  • State Chamber of Oklahoma
  • Schnake Turnbo Frank | PR
  • Public Strategies

IABC Communicator of the Year honors the achievements of one area “communicator” or leader who has contributed to the community through their passion for our community and the communications industry. The communicator of the year is not necessarily a communicator by profession – but by passion.

“I am honored to have received this award, especially in an industry filled with exceptional people and exceptional talent,” said Michael Morrison, CEO of Comtech. “We are proud to be a part of such an outstanding and growing community, and we intend to continue to build on our successes.”

IABC Professional of the Year recognized the outstanding achievements of an IABC member in his or her career, profession and community. This person exemplifies the highest standards in the communications professions.

“It is such an incredible honor to be recognized like this by my communication peers, and to be the first recipient of the IABC Professional of the Year Award,” said Katherine Leidy, ABC, APR, programs supervisor at Oklahoma DHS. “IABC has been a big part of my professional life for more than 20 years. Our Central Oklahoma chapter is a really talented group of people from all types of organizations, and I am proud to be part of it.”

IABC Volunteer of the Year was given to a deserving IABC Central Oklahoma board member or committee member whose volunteer contributions are demonstrated by results.
The IABC Bronze Quill Awards hosted approximately 70 local communications professionals who represent corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, associations and government entities as they showcased their best work from 2012 at the awards banquet. Entries for Bronze Quill are submitted for peer review and recognition of outstanding work.
IABC Central Oklahoma chapter has members who work in major international corporations, financial institutions, government entities, non-profit organizations and as independent consultants – a true broad foundation of communications experts.