An award winning media, journalism and public relations professional with profound expertise in various communication disciplines — most notably crisis communication — Dianne Chase is also an experienced issues and reputation management consultant, media trainer, presenter, and writer.
Dianne’s broadcast journalism career includes positions throughout the Carolinas as news director, anchor, and reporter at the top news radio stations. She is the winner of numerous local, state, regional, and national broadcast journalism awards. Dianne served as adjunct professor at UNC-Charlotte, Winthrop University, the University of Bucharest, Romania and Knoxville Business College.
Dianne was the founding partner of two media relations consulting firms and has broad experience in helping individuals and companies of all sizes deal with the informational needs of the media and other important stakeholders. Her work for C4CS, LLC has included immediate on-the-scene response to critical situations as well as ongoing strategic communications advice and media and crisis communication training for senior managers.
Dianne is immediate past Chair of the International Association of Business Communicators, past Chair of IABC Southern Region and president of IABC Charlotte. She is a long-standing member of the board of the Radio-Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas and the first woman elected President; serving two terms.
Ethics in a Box
As the only global association for professional communicators, IABC firmly stands by its Code of Ethics to guide the personal conduct of our member practitioners. Professional communicators are at the heart of building trust, advising and holding executives accountable to authentic leadership, and driving business results through ethical practice within their organizations. In fact, the IABC Global Standard encompasses six core principles of professional practice where ethics stands at the top.