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Teresa Zumwald selected to serve on an international committee for IABC

Teresa Zumwald (right) gathers with fellow attendees at the IABC 2018 World Conference in Montreal, Canada.

ENGLEWOOD, Ohio, July 23, 2020 – The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has selected Teresa Zumwald of Zumwald & Company, LLC to serve a one-year term on an international programmatic committee for 2020–2021.

Zumwald is one of 23 professional communicators serving on the Program Advisory Committee (PAC), which works collaboratively with IABC staff to ensure that the IABC World Conference is a high-value professional development experience aligned to the needs of the global profession.

The 2021 World Conference will be held June 27–30 in New York City at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square.

“I have been a frequent attendee at IABC World Conferences over the years – nearly annually since about 2000,” Zumwald said. “I’m looking forward to contributing to the upfront work required to ensure that the quality of this important conference continues.”

According to IABC, international committees are a critical component of the association’s governance structure. International committees help develop programs, represent members in decision making, and help further the goals of the board and the association at large. Serving on an IABC international committee is also an opportunity to gain leadership experience, refine skills and work hands-on with leaders around the world.

IABC’s programmatic committees, like the PAC, work closely with, and act as an extension of, IABC staff to help accomplish the goals of the organization.

“The opportunity to serve on this important international committee charged with making the next IABC World Conference happen – with content at the highest levels that members have come to expect – is a challenge I welcome,” Zumwald said.

An IABC member since 1995, Zumwald is immediate past president of IABC’s Greater Cincinnati chapter in Ohio, USA. Besides chapter president, she has served as a senior board member, vice president of programs and a member of the programs committee. She has also served on Bronze Quill and Silver Quill judging committees for other IABC chapters and regions.



The IABC World Conference is a long-standing, global professional development event designed for communication practitioners. The only major conference of its type, the event draws more than 1,000 attendees from around the world. Speakers are selected through a peer-reviewed process, with evaluations conducted by top experts in the field. Selections are based on alignment to the IABC Global Standard, and the degree to which the sessions will inform, engage and deliver on the conference theme.



Setting a standard of excellence since 1970, IABC is a vibrant global membership association with thousands of members from around the world.


  • Serves professionals in the field of business communication, bringing together the profession’s collective disciplines
  • Delivers on the Global Standard in communication through educational offerings, certification, awards program, resource library, online magazine and annual World Conference
  • Supports its community of business communication professionals with innovative thinking, shared best practices, in-depth learning and career guidance