Each month, IABC/Tulsa features one of its members in the “Meet A Member” section of the newsletter. If you’re interested in being highlighted, contact Shannon Frederick, IABC/Tulsa’s Communications Chair.
She’s a new communications professional – working her first job as a communications consultant for ONEOK. This month we learn more about Megan Lewis, secretary of the IABC Tulsa chapter.
IABC/Tulsa: How long have you been a member of IABC?
Megan: I think I just hit my one-year anniversary.
IABC/Tulsa: What is the best IABC meeting/seminar/conference you have ever attended?
Megan: Of all of the local luncheon/meetings, I really enjoyed the Walmart presentation on using social media for internal communications. It was interesting to see what a company as big as Walmart has done to engage its workforce and offer a unique way to communicate and interact with fellow employees.
IABC/Tulsa: Your current job is your first since graduating from college. How is it going?
Megan: I love learning aspects of communications that couldn’t be taught in a classroom, learning more about the business world in general and seeing where communications fits into it all.
IABC/Tulsa: As someone who is fairly new to the profession, how has IABC helped with your professional development?
Megan: So far the best thing for me has been the opportunity to meet other communications professionals. I have only been in Tulsa as long as I have been working for ONEOK, so IABC was great way for me to meet other people in my field and learn from people who have been where I am right now – just starting out and trying to learn.
IABC/Tulsa: What do you like to do in your spare time?
Megan: I love to visit my friends (who have all spread out since college) and I love to run. I did my first marathon last summer back in my home state of Iowa and I am training right now for the San Francisco marathon next month.
IABC/Tulsa: The future of the field of communications…
Megan: … is exciting and continuously changing. Even in the couple of years I’ve been in the “real world,” I’ve noticed changes. It’s fun to be in a field that is constantly challenging us to learn more and keep up with the changes. You can’t really afford to be stuck in your ways when you’re in this profession – and that’s what I love about it.
IABC/Tulsa: What advice would you give to communications professionals who are just entering the workforce?
Megan: I AM a new communications professional… so any advice you have, please feel free to send my way!