Letter from the President – February 2018

by Leslie Agee, IABC/Tulsa President

We are already a month into the new year and if your January was anything like mine, it’s been a bit of whirlwind.  Stepping into a new role on the board is very exciting, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to support IABC from another perspective. I’ve been a proud member of IABC/Tulsa for five years and fortunate to be part of the board for four years.  From professional development to building relationships with the most incredible people and everything in between, I am so thankful for what IABC has given me, and I look forward to giving back as the new President.

With a hectic start to the new year and starting something new, it occurred to me how quickly resolutions, goals, good intentions, etc. shift, change and sometimes slip through the cracks of our very busy lives.  As communicators, we are often pulled in a million directions and focused on others more than ourselves.  Our plans slide easily to the back burner and are forgotten.  If you can even remotely relate to this, I urge you to run, not walk, to our luncheon on February 28.  The wonderful Darcy Eikenberg will help us remember how to manage our careers and put ourselves at the front of the line.  Grab your capes and get excited; it’s all about you and shedding some light on your superpowers.

Speaking of superpowers…let’s talk about all of the amazing things you have already accomplished.  The projects implemented with glowing reviews and initiatives put in place that shifted your organizations.  Bronze Quill Awards are here and ready to celebrate YOU!  Extended deadline for entries is Sunday, February 18.  Don’t miss this opportunity to highlight the work you’ve done…you deserve it!