Welcome Message from the President

Welcome to IABC Detroit online!

IABC Detroit is your connection to a world of communicators. As a multi-disciplinary communications organization, our members have experience in the many different aspects of our profession, from marketing and public relations to art/design and corporate communications.

At our professional development events, you’ll find an international focus in the many conferences, workshops and seminars we offer. This worldwide perspective is one of the things that set us apart. The focus on connecting communicators is another.

IABC has provided me with the opportunity to meet new friends, work with my colleagues on a variety of programs and make a difference in my community. I would encourage each of you as members to get involved both locally and regionally and for those of you who are not members to join your colleagues.

As I look toward to this next year I would like to thank each of our current Board members and welcome several new Board members.

Our lineup for 2010/2011 is as follows:

Executive Board
President – Gary Spondike, Skidmore Studio
Past President – Nancy Sarpolis, General Motors
Vice President – Deborah Wilson, Cofinity

Professional Development / Networking Events – Eric Longs, Eclipse Creative
Professional Development / Programs – Kim Zitny, Eisbrenner Public Relations
New Professionals / Student Chapter Liaison – Mona Wehbe, Rave Computer
New Professionals / Transition Mentor – Beth Walker
Volunteer Services – Laura Heidrich, NTEA
Membership / Recruiting & Retention – Allan Nahajewski, D&A Creative Group
Public Relations – Patricia Radice
Website Content – Alexandra Hichel, Visiting Nurse Association
Social Media Content – Jacki Halas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
E-news Editor – Karen Cashin, Health Alliance Plan
Job Bank – Debbie Reinheimer, Reinheimer Public Relations & Marketing
Judging – Deana Goodrich, Airfoil Public Relations
Judging – Debbie Gibb, Michigan Association of CPAs
Brand Champion – Jackie McClure, Allegra • Marketing • Print • Mail Plymouth

The opportunities are incredible and the results are in reach! Get involved, check out our website, visit with us through our social media sites and drop by our networking and professional development events to see what we have to offer you and your career.


Gary Spondike
President, IABC Detroit

Allegra • Marketing • Print • Mail Plymouth