From Andy Gardner
2021/2022 Board President

More than two years of uncertainty has not derailed IABC-MN. Quite the opposite. The past year has helped members experience value and find new ways of connecting.

I’ve been an IABC member for about 13 years – an active member for about 6 years. These last two years have been very odd but as a member – not as a board member – they’ve been some of the most rewarding.

Why? Because I have been able to lean on my IABC network as I have navigated work during the pandemic. Virtual events sparked ideas that I have brought back to my job. In-person networking events have given me new contacts that I have used when I have been in a pinch to get something done. So, how can you make sure your IABC membership experience is awesome?

#43 is on deck and ready

When I joined the board, I didn’t know what to expect. One thing I didn’t expect was to make friends. And one friend is Paul Omodt. He’s taking on the role as Board Chair for the 2022/2023 board year. He joins a list of 42 well-established communication professionals who have had their turn leading our chapter dating back to 1968.

I wish Paul nothing but the best. He has big plans and I hope you take a minute, connect with Paul and learn how you can get involved because our chapter is – like always – awesome.