IABC Tulsa Honors Top Communications Professionals

TULSA, Okla. – April 3, 2017 – The Tulsa chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Tulsa) recognized top local communications professionals on March 30, at the organization’s annual Bronze Quill Awards Ceremony. The event, attended by more than 100 local professionals, was held at the Mike Fretz Event Center in Tulsa.

Jeff Stava was named the 2017 Communicator of the Year for his tremendous work as the George Kaiser Family Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer for Tulsa Community Foundation and Executive Director of Tulsa’s Gathering Place. Previous IABC/Tulsa Communicators of the Year include former executive director of TYPros Shagah Zakerion, former TU coach Bill Self, former Tulsa mayor Susan Savage, former Williams CEO Keith Bailey, and former ONEOK executive vice president and ONE Gas CEO, Pierce Norton.

Jennifer Rector, Manager of Communications at ONE Gas, received the John Hartman Professional of the Year award. Rector was recognized by her peers as an outstanding leader, communications professional and community supporter.

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Bronze Quill 2017 – Call for Entries


The International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) Bronze Quill Awards recognize outstanding employee communications, public relations, media relations, community relations, government affairs and marketing communication efforts. The Tulsa Chapter’s Bronze Quill Awards is open to all communicators – members and non-members alike.

Quick Facts:

  • Early deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 16 by midnight.
  • Final deadline for entries is Saturday, Dec. 31 by midnight Monday, January 16 by midnight (EXTENDED).
  • Awards ceremony will be Thursday, March 30.
  • Fellow IABC members from other chapters across the U.S. will review entries and provide solid feedback.
  • Entry fees:
    • IABC members: $50 per entry
    • Non-members: $60 per entry
    • Non-profit and students: $40 per entry

How to get involved:

Submit an entry!
(Submission Deadline Passed) A win would look awesome on your resume and the trophy would look super-fancy on your desk.

For questions about Bronze Quill, contact Kim Kuehler at kimkuehler@tulsaairports.com or 918-838-5177.