Member Spotlight: Ed Kamrin

By Emily Major An advocate for the global community of communications practitioners, Ed Kamrin has served as an IABC chapter leader for the past five years. As a former SF IABC president, he has learned the importance of strategic partnerships and, as a communications professional, he reminds us that resilience is key. Ed began his […]

Member Spotlight: John Knox

by Sue Stoney If you want to meet someone who applies best practices across the lines that usually divide the corporate and independent communication worlds, you should get to know John Knox, a long-time Bay Area public relations / marketing communications specialist. You will see, in his answers to the following questions, that John has […]

Member Spotlight: Preston Lewis

By Pete Resler From an early age Preston Lewis took the road less traveled, following his instincts and passions on an atypical journey that differentiates him and the companies he has helped create. Over the past several months, Preston has been focusing his energy on launching a new communications consulting firm, Intactic, and in his […]

Member Spotlight: Melissa Boatwright

By Pete Resler Her corporate desk bears little resemblance to a military broadcast studio in Baghdad, Iraq, but Melissa Boatwright approaches her work today with the same discipline, drive and love of storytelling that made her successful in her military career. Melissa will be a featured speaker at the upcoming IABC World Conference, sharing how […]

Member Spotlight: Jeff Leslie

By Pete Resler Jeff Leslie’s career path has been something less than straight and predictable. From his first job as a door-to-door salesman to his current gig as senior manager of worldwide channel sales communications for Autodesk in San Francisco, Jeff has built his value as a communicator by gaining experience outside of traditional corporate […]

Member Spotlight: Joanne Brown

by Pete Resler “Our words, our truths, our imagining, our dreaming may be the best gifts we have to give.” – Pat Schneider, creator of the Amherst Writers & Artists method Words have always been a centering force for Joanne Brown, from her childhood through today, defining who she is, what she does, and how she […]

Member Spotlight: Barbara Templeton

by Pete Resler   “I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world’s variety and uniqueness.” – Maya Angelou Barbara Templeton has never lost her love of learning, of the variety that has kept her work interesting and energizing for more than 40 years. From her earliest days as a reporter, through a […]

Member Spotlight: Joel Fisher

By Pete Resler  “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs Three years ago, Joel Fisher stepped […]

Member Spotlight: Allison Kundu

By Julie McCrady   When SF IABC member Allison Kundu relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area from Washington, D.C., three and a half years ago, she not only switched coasts, she changed her perspective on her career goals, too. First drawn to science writing, she had been an active member of the National Association […]

Member Spotlight: Kamna Narain

By Julie McCrady If you have volunteered with SF IABC in recent years, Kamna Narain most certainly helped place you into a rewarding volunteer role. For the last five years, Kamna has been the go-to person for recruiting and engaging volunteers for our chapter. It’s no wonder that she’s so skilled at the task; Kamna’s […]