ABCs to 123s: Why Communicators Need to Know Their Numbers

As communicators, we’re well-versed in proper punctuation, style guides and grammar, but what happens when we’re expected to go beyond the ABCs and into the 123s? Join us as we explore the business language and financial jargon communicators need to know by talking with a Fortune 500 executive who balances the communications needs of a diverse audience – from new hires to potential shareholders.

What you’ll learn:

  • Key financial terms you need to know
  • The various “hats” communications professionals need to wear
  • How to promote the value of communications to the C-suite
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. September 27
Where: Tulsa Country Club, 701 N. Union Ave., Tulsa, OK  74127
Fee: IABC Member fee $25
IABC Non-member fee/Guest fee $35
Student fee $15About Andrew Ziola:
Andrew Ziola is vice president, investor relations and corporate affairs, of ONEOK. He is responsible for the company’s investor relations, communications and community investments functions.Following ONEOK’s separation from ONE Gas, he served as vice president of investor relations and public affairs of ONE Gas before returning to ONEOK for his current position.Ziola joined ONEOK in 2004 as the manager of financial planning and analysis. He began his career in the technology and hospitality industries before joining the energy industry.Ziola was a cabinet member of Tulsa’s Future III Campaign, and is a member of the board of directors of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma. He currently serves as president of the University of Tulsa’s Friends of Finance and is a recent graduate of Leadership Oklahoma – Class 30. He is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute and a former board member of the institute’s Virtual Chapter. He also is a member of the Tulsa chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Tulsa Press Club.