About IABC Southern Region

About Us

Creating Community for chapter leaders, members, and members-at-large

IABC Southern Region supports the IABC Purpose and Philosophy as stated in the IABC Bylaws and Policy Manual by:

Serving Region members, primarily through providing guidance, support, and development opportunities for Chapter leaders,

Fostering Region growth,

Serving as a communication conduit between Chapters and the International Executive Board (IEB), and

Serving our members-at-large by connecting them to professional development and networking opportunities.

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Who We Are

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IABC Code of Ethics

We agree to the IABC Code of Ethics, which serves as a guide to making consistent, responsible, ethical, and legal choices in all of our communications.

IABC Code of Conduct

We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment at all IABC sponsored events—both virtual and face-to-face events, as well as all online forums.

IABC Diversity & Inclusion Statement

We are a welcoming community that supports, develops, and connects communication professionals and we are committed to embracing the diversity and inclusion of all.

IABC Conflict of Interest Policy

It’s based on the principles of proactive disclosure, acting in the best interests of IABC as a whole, fairness and transparency, sufficient documentation, and open communication.

Global Communication Certification Council

governs the Communication Management Professional (CMP) (ANSI accredited, 2020) and the Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) certification programs.

IABC Foundation

is a charitable 501(c)(3), not-for-profit supporting corporation with four pillars, the Gift of Communication, the Gift of Experience, the Gift of Excellence, and the Gift of Insights.

How We Operate

Southern Region Portfolios

Leadership Development Portfolio

Leadership Development Vice President

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 7, Section 2:
The Region Board shall consist of the Chief Officers, plus a Vice President for each of the following positions … Leadership Development …. Vice Presidents are expected to share updates with the Board on portfolio responsibilities; collaborate with other Board members as necessary; and attend all Region Board Meetings and Regional Leaders Meetings unless other arrangements are made with the Chair, and fulfill any other duties as assigned by the Chair.
(3) Leadership Development Vice President (VP, Leadership Development). The Leadership Development Vice President shall coordinate all leadership development efforts for Regional officers; serve as the primary contact for inter-regional, national and international leadership development opportunities; oversee committees, workgroups, and task-forces that focus on soliciting leader/member input to provide direction for the Region and for the IEB; provide counsel and support to Chapter leaders; and as it becomes necessary and as identified within the Region’s strategic objectives; oversee leadership development committees, workgroups, and task-forces that focus on soliciting leader/member input to provide direction for the Region and the IEB; and provide counsel and support to Chapter leaders. The Leadership Development Vice President shall serve a one-year term and may be elected for a second consecutive term.

For updates from the VP, Leadership Development, visit our Leader Resources page.


For more information about the Leadership Development portfolio area, please email leaderdev@iabcsouthern.com.

Region Development Portfolio

Region Development Vice President

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 7, Section 2:
The Region Board shall consist of the Chief Officers, plus a Vice President for each of the following positions … Region Development …. Vice Presidents are expected to share updates with the Board on portfolio responsibilities; collaborate with other Board members as necessary; and attend all Region Board Meetings and Regional Leaders Meetings unless other arrangements are made with the Chair, and fulfill any other duties as assigned by the Chair.

For updates from the VP, Region Development, visit our


Membership Committee

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 9, Section 3:
If deemed necessary, a Membership Committee consisting of two or more members shall be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Region Board, including a Director for the Portfolio, and in consultation with that Director, who shall serve as chair. The Region Development Vice President (VP, Region Development) shall be an ex officio, voting member of the Committee. The Committee shall promote IABC and Chapter membership recruitment and retention activities under the direction of the Region Board; coordinate membership activities with IABC staff; provide membership assistance to Chapters in the Region; and report at each meeting of the Region Board. The Membership Director and committee members shall serve a one-year term, may be elected for a second consecutive term, but shall not exceed two years of service.


Members-at-Large Committee

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 9, Section 9:
If deemed necessary, a Members-at-Large Committee consisting of two or more members shall be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Region Board, including a Director for the Portfolio, and in consultation with that Director. It shall specifically target the Members-at-Large within the Region to provide more direct membership benefit delivery. The Region Development Vice President (VP, Region Development) shall be an ex officio, voting member of the Committee. The Members-at-Large Director and committee members shall serve a one-year term, and may be elected for a second consecutive term.


For more information about the Region Development portfolio area, please email soregdev1@iabcsouthern.com.

Chapter Services Portfolio

Chapter Services Vice President

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 7, Section 2:
The Region Board shall consist of the Chief Officers, plus a Vice President for each of the following positions … Chapter Services …. Vice Presidents are expected to share updates with the Board on portfolio responsibilities; collaborate with other Board members as necessary; and attend all Region Board Meetings and Regional Leaders Meetings unless other arrangements are made with the Chair, and fulfill any other duties as assigned by the Chair.
(1) Chapter Services Vice President (VP, Chapter Services). The Chapter Services Vice President shall oversee the duties of and counsel all Chapter Services Directors (CSDs); oversee committees, workgroups, and task-forces that focus on soliciting leader/member input to provide direction for the IEB; and provide counsel and support to Chapter leaders. The Chapter Services Vice President shall serve a one-year term and may be elected for a second consecutive term.

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 8, Section 2:
The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chair; Vice Chair; Past Chair; Secretary; Treasurer (VP, Finance); Chapter Services Vice President (VP, Chapter Services); and Communications Vice President (VP, Communications). The Chair of the Region Board shall chair Executive Committee meetings.


Chapter Liaisons

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 7, Section 3:
Portfolio Directors for the Region will be comprised of Chapter Service Liaisons and ….
(1) Chapter Services Directors. The Region Board shall select and appoint the number of Chapter Liaisons) as deemed needed for the given administrative year. They will provide regular, written reports on the status of their assigned portfolio Chapters to the Chapter Services Vice President; shall communicate with and provide counsel and active support to their assigned portfolio Chapters as needed; travel to each assigned Chapter as may be necessary; facilitate communication between the Region and their assigned portfolio Chapters; encourage Chapter participation in meetings, grant/scholarship programs, and any other available development opportunities; foster best-practice sharing between their assigned portfolio Chapters and other Chapters within the Region; and attend Regional Leaders Meetings held at the Southern Region annual conference and at the IABC Leadership Institute. Each Chapter Liaison shall serve a one-year term and shall not exceed two consecutive years of service.


For more information about the Chapter Services portfolio area, please email chapterservices@iabcsouthern.com.

Awards Portfolio

About IABC Southern Region Awards

Silver-Quills-TrophiesThe IABC Southern Region is proud to recognize outstanding achievement in communications work AND outstanding communication professionals!

Silver Quill Awards

Learn more and consider entering our Silver Quill Awards program—celebrating some of the best professional communications work in the world—done right here in the Southern Region! Rather than being judged against one another, all entries are evaluated on their own merits using the IABC’s Global Scale of Excellence seven-point criteria. Awards of Merit, Awards of Excellence, Best in Division and Best in Show trophies are presented to high-scoring entries at our Southern Region Awards Ceremony—usually held in conjunction with our Southern Region Annual Conference. You need not be a member of IABC to enter!

Leadership-awards-trophyLeadership Awards

Learn more and consider nominating deserving IABC Southern Region colleagues for our Leadership Awards—celebrating some of the best communication professionals in the world—who live right here in the Southern Region! These awards include the Rising Star Award, the Communicator of the Year Award (COTY), and the Hall of Fame Award. We encourage IABC Southern Members to work with their chapter boards to identify and nominate IABC members from their chapter for each of these awards every year. Rising Star nominees are young communication professionals, with no more than five years in the profession, and must be a volunteer leader in IABC. COTY nominees have at least one year of service in their current position, have established their careers within the communications profession for more than 10 years, and must have volunteer leadership experience with IABC. Hall of Fame nominees must be senior communicators who have contributed to the IABC Southern Region, or legacy districts, and do not have to be a current member.


About the Awards Portfolio Area

Awards Vice President

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 7, Section 2:
The Region Board shall consist of the Chief Officers, plus a Vice President for each of the following positions … Awards. Vice Presidents are expected to share updates with the Board on portfolio responsibilities; collaborate with other Board members as necessary; and attend all Region Board Meetings and Regional Leaders Meetings unless other arrangements are made with the Chair, and fulfill any other duties as assigned by the Chair.
(6) Awards Vice President (VP, Awards). The Awards Vice President shall manage Southern Region awards programs, which include the Silver Quill Awards and the Leadership Awards. The Vice President shall have prior experience with another awards program. The Awards Vice President shall serve a one-year term, may be elected for up to three consecutive terms, but shall not exceed four years of service [in this position].


Awards Committee

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 9, Section 6:
If deemed necessary, an Awards Committee consisting of two or more members, including the Awards Vice President (VP, Awards), who shall serve as chair of the committee, shall be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Region Board. The Past Chair shall serve as an ex officio, voting member of the Awards Committee. A majority of the Committee’s members, including the Awards Vice President (VP, Awards), shall have managed or served on a Chapter, Regional, or International Awards Committee no more than four years prior to appointment. Committee members shall serve one-year terms and may be reappointed for a second consecutive term.


For more information about the Awards portfolio area, the Leadership Awards, or the Silver Quill Awards, please email awards@iabcsouthern.com.

Conference Portfolio

About the IABC Southern Region Annual Conference

Our IABC Southern Region Annual connect2comms Conference is a professional development event designed specifically for communicators. It’s the top communication event in the Southern Region—stretching from the southwestern United States to the Atlantic, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Speaker sessions are aligned to the IABC Global Standard with top-ranked presenters from around the world.
 
You simply won’t find a better value anywhere to gain knowledge, enhance your career, and benefit your organization. By attending our annual conference, you will expand your network and enjoy a fun opening reception; choose from professional development sessions on a variety of topics; network with peers at the CEO, Vice President, Director, and Manager levels; celebrate the best communications work and communication professionals at the annual awards ceremony; earn credits toward professional certification; and, have fun with your “IABC tribe!”
 

About the Conference Portfolio Area

Conference Vice President

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 7, Section 2:
The Region Board shall consist of the Chief Officers, plus a Vice President for each of the following positions … Conference …. Vice Presidents are expected to share updates with the Board on portfolio responsibilities; collaborate with other Board members as necessary; and attend all Region Board Meetings and Regional Leaders Meetings unless other arrangements are made with the Chair, and fulfill any other duties as assigned by the Chair.
(5) Conference Vice President (VP, Conference). The Conference Vice President shall manage the Southern Region annual conference. The Vice President shall have planned and attended a Region or International Conference no more than four years prior to appointment. The Conference Vice President shall serve a one-year term and may be elected for up to three consecutive terms, but shall not exceed four years of service. A Conference Committee will be formed annually to assist in planning the event with the Vice Chair serving as an ex officio, voting member of the committee.


Conference Committee

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 9, Section 4:
A Conference Committee consisting of two or more members, including the Conference Vice President (VP, Conference), who shall serve as chair of the committee, shall be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Region Board. The Vice Chair shall serve as an ex officio, voting member of the Conference Committee. A majority of the Committee members, including the Conference Vice President (VP, Conference), shall have planned and attended a Region or International Conference no more than four years prior to appointment. Committee members shall serve one-year terms and may be reappointed for a second consecutive term.


For more information about the Conference portfolio area or the Southern Region Annual Conference, please email connect2commsconference@gmail.com. 

Communications Portfolio

Communications Vice President

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 7, Section 2:
The Region Board shall consist of the Chief Officers, plus a Vice President for each of the following positions … Communications …. Vice Presidents are expected to share updates with the Board on portfolio responsibilities; collaborate with other Board members as necessary; and attend all Region Board Meetings and Regional Leaders Meetings unless other arrangements are made with the Chair, and fulfill any other duties as assigned by the Chair.
(2) Communications Vice President (VP, Communications). The Communications Vice President shall oversee all Region communications and related activities for the Region’s website and other communication channels; communicate and liaise with Region and Chapter leaders and external individuals/entities as necessary; as it becomes necessary and as identified within the Region’s strategic objectives, oversee communication committees and channels, workgroups, and task-forces that focus on soliciting leader/member input to provide direction for the Region and the IEB; and provide counsel and support to Chapter leaders. The Communications Vice President shall serve a one-year term and may be elected for a second consecutive term.

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 8, Section 2:
The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chair; Vice Chair; Past Chair; Secretary; Treasurer (VP, Finance); Chapter Services Vice President (VP, Chapter Services); and Communications Vice President (VP, Communications). The Chair of the Region Board shall chair Executive Committee meetings.


Communications Committee

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 9, Section 5:
If deemed necessary, a Communications Committee consisting of three or more members shall be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Region Board. The Communications Vice President (VP, Communications) shall chair the Communications Committee. Committee members shall serve one-year terms and may be reappointed for a second consecutive term.

(1) Website Director. The Southern Region Board oversees three secure websites to promote its purpose and programs as follows: iabcsouthern.com (main site), connect.iabcsouthern.com (Southern Region annual conference), and sq.iabcsouthern.com (Silver Quill Awards annual program). The Website Director is responsible for maintaining content on these sites, using WordPress, as well as serving as the site administrator and ensuring that the platform software, themes, and related plugins are kept current. The incumbent should have a strong working knowledge of writing for the web, basic HTML5 coding, SEO (managed through the Yoast plugin), Google Analytics, and Adobe suite graphics programs. The peak season for web work is April–October but posting occurs regularly, based on the needs of various board Vice Presidents. The Website Director reports to the Communications Vice President (VP, Communications), keeping them updated on relevant metrics and other issues.

(2) Email Director. The Southern Region Board serves a member base of approximately 1,200 and regularly communicates with this group as well as sub-groups through mass email marketing campaigns using MailChimp. The Email Director is responsible for working with the Communications Vice President (VP, Communications) and other board members to develop messages, maintain the membership list through regular imports from the list maintained by IABC Headquarters, and monitor the process as messages are sent to ensure they go through as planned. The Email Director reports to the Communications Vice President (VP, Communications), keeping them updated on relevant metrics and other issues.

(3) Social Media Director. The Southern Region Board is active on four primary social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube (URL to be added). The Social Media Director acts as the primary administrator for each of these social media platforms, generating written and graphic content, and tagging relevant Chapters and IABC. Posting typically focuses on promoting regional programs, initiatives, and the Southern Region annual conference. Looking for opportunities to follow, retweet, etc. other IABC-related social media properties is also a priority. The Social Media Director reports to the Communications Vice President (VP, Communications), keeping them updated on relevant metrics and other issues.


For more information about the Communications portfolio area, please email communications@iabcsouthern.com.

Finance Portfolio (Treasurer)

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 10:
Section 1: Authority – The Region Board shall have supervision over, and control and direction of the receipts, expenditures, and assets of the Region.
Section 2: Fiscal Year – The fiscal year of the Region shall be adopted by the Region Board.
Section 3: Budget – In advance of each fiscal year, the Region Board shall adopt an operating budget covering all activities of the Region for the upcoming fiscal period.
Section 4: Bonding – The Chair, Vice Chair, and Treasurer (VP, Finance) shall be bonded by the Region in an amount deemed practical by the Region Board.
Section 5: Financial Review – The accounts of the Region shall be reviewed or audited no less than every seven years as prescribed by the Region Board by an independent, qualified party, recommended by the Region Board and approved by a simple majority vote at the Annual General Meeting of those members eligible to vote. Said party shall provide a report to the Region Board and to Region delegates and/or their proxies.
Section 6: Investments – The Treasurer (VP, Finance) shall recommend investment options for approval of the Region Board, and shall invest Region funds, up to limits established by the Region Board, in vehicles with guaranteed returns offered by such banks, trust companies, or other corporate bodies or organizations, as may from time to time be designated by, or be under the authority of, the Region Board.
Section 7: Reserves – The Region shall maintain a reserve, established by Region Board policy, to ensure the financial stability and continuity of Regional operations. The amount of the reserve shall be reviewed annually by the Finance Committee and ratified by the Region Board.
Section 8: Borrowing and Lending Power – The Region shall not borrow money; issue bonds, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness; give financial assistance to any person by means of a loan or guarantee; or mortgage, pledge, or otherwise create a security interest in any property owned by the Region.


About the Finance Portfolio Area

Treasurer (VP, Finance)

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 5, Section 1:
The chief officers of the Region shall be a … and Treasurer (VP, Finance). These officers shall perform the duties necessary for the office or as prescribed by the Region Board and will abide by these Bylaws and the parliamentary authority adopted by the Region. Any of the powers and duties of an officer to whom an assistant has been appointed may be exercised and performed by such assistant unless the Region Board or the Chair otherwise directs. All chief officers are expected to share with the Board updates on portfolio responsibilities, collaborate with other Board members as is necessary, and attend all Region Board Meetings and Regional Leaders Meetings unless other arrangements are made with the Chair.
(5) Treasurer (VP, Finance). The Treasurer (VP, Finance) shall have duties assigned by the Chair and by these Bylaws; shall serve as the chief financial officer for the Region; chair the Finance Committee; review regular financial results and the Region’s policy on Reserves; serve as the bank and investment account liaison; oversee the Sponsorship Director and the Grants Chair; be responsible for the deposit, safekeeping, and disbursement of the Region’s funds; maintain records concerning receipts, expenditures, and assets of the Region; prepare an annual operations budget and recommend dues to be paid to the Region; prepare full and interim financial reports as directed by the Region Board; and serve on the Executive Committee. The Treasurer (VP, Finance) shall serve a one-year term and may be elected for a second consecutive term.

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 8, Section 2:
The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chair; Vice Chair; Past Chair; Secretary; Treasurer (VP, Finance); Chapter Services Vice President (VP, Chapter Services); and Communications Vice President (VP, Communications). The Chair of the Region Board shall chair Executive Committee meetings.


Finance Committee 

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 9, Section 2:
A Finance Committee shall be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Treasurer (VP, Finance) and the Region Board. The Committee shall consist of: the Treasurer (VP, Finance), who as Chief Financial Officer, shall serve as chair, other members may include the Chair at his or her discretion, the Vice Chair, a member of the Region Board selected by the Chair, a member of the Region Board selected by the non-officer members of the Region Board, and other members at the Chair’s discretion. It shall be the duty of the Finance Committee to review regular financial results; to oversee the preparation of an operating budget for the fiscal year adopted by the Region Board; and to annually review the Region’s policy on its Financial Reserves. The Finance Committee may from time to time submit amendments to the budget for the current fiscal year, which may be adopted by a majority vote of the Region Board, and shall report at the Regional Leaders Meetings, Annual General Meeting, and otherwise as it becomes necessary. Committee members shall serve one-year terms and may be reappointed for a second consecutive term.


Grants Committee 

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 9, Section 8:
If deemed necessary, a Grants Committee consisting of two or more members shall be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Region Board, including a Director for the Portfolio, and in consultation with that Director. The Treasurer (VP, Finance) shall be an ex officio, voting member of the Committee. The Committee shall electronically manage the flow of information regarding the Region’s grants application process for attending the Southern Region annual conference, Leadership Institute, and any other financial award programs established or pursued by the Region. The Grants Director and committee members shall serve a one-year term, and may be elected for a second consecutive term.


Sponsorship Committee 

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 9, Section 10:
If deemed necessary, a Sponsorship Committee consisting of two or more members shall be appointed by the Chair in consultation with the Region Board, including a Director for the Portfolio, and in consultation with that Director. The Treasurer (VP, Finance) shall be an ex officio, voting member of the Committee. The Committee shall provide strategic direction for establishing and pursuing a relevant revenue model for the Region. It shall conduct an annual review to determine whether the strategy should be amended or changed, based on the record of aims and objectives achieved in previous years. The Sponsorship Director and committee members shall serve a one-year term, may be elected for a second consecutive term.


For more information about the Finance portfolio area, please email treasurer@iabcsouthern.com.

Administration Portfolio (Secretary)

Secretary

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 5, Section 1:
The chief officers of the Region shall be a … Secretary…. These officers shall perform the duties necessary for the office or as prescribed by the Region Board and will abide by these Bylaws and the parliamentary authority adopted by the Region. Any of the powers and duties of an officer to whom an assistant has been appointed may be exercised and performed by such assistant unless the Region Board or the Chair otherwise directs. All chief officers are expected to share with the Board updates on portfolio responsibilities, collaborate with other Board members as is necessary, and attend all Region Board Meetings and Regional Leaders Meetings unless other arrangements are made with the Chair.
(4) Secretary. The Secretary shall keep a record of all the proceedings of the Region; sign all certified copies of acts of the Region; be a signatory to the Region’s financial accounts; maintain official Region record books, Bylaws, policies, procedures, and any other documents; prepare meeting notices and orders of business; carry out administrative duties as assigned by the Chair; and serve on the Executive Committee. The Secretary shall serve a one-year term, and may be elected for a second consecutive term.

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 8, Section 2:
The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chair; Vice Chair; Past Chair; Secretary; Treasurer (VP, Finance); Chapter Services Vice President (VP, Chapter Services); and Communications Vice President (VP, Communications). The Chair of the Region Board shall chair Executive Committee meetings.

Other duties of the Secretary include:

  • sending notice of meetings to the voting delegates;
  • keeping track of proxies, if necessary;
  • verifying quorum at the beginning of meetings;
  • counting votes during meetings, if necessary;
  • acting as parliamentarian during meetings, if necessary; and
  • managing Region hospitality events.

For more information about the Administration portfolio area, please email secretary@iabcsouthern.com.

Region Leadership Portfolio (Vice Chair • Chair • Past Chair)

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 5, Section 1:
The chief officers of the Region shall be a Chair, Vice Chair, Past Chair …. These officers shall perform the duties necessary for the office or as prescribed by the Region Board and will abide by these Bylaws and the parliamentary authority adopted by the Region. Any of the powers and duties of an officer to whom an assistant has been appointed may be exercised and performed by such assistant unless the Region Board or the Chair otherwise directs. All chief officers are expected to share with the Board updates on portfolio responsibilities, collaborate with other Board members as is necessary, and attend all Region Board Meetings and Regional Leaders Meetings unless other arrangements are made with the Chair.

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 8, Section 2:
The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chair; Vice Chair; Past Chair; Secretary; Treasurer (VP, Finance); Chapter Services Vice President (VP, Chapter Services); and Communications Vice President (VP, Communications). The Chair of the Region Board shall chair Executive Committee meetings.


Chair

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 5, Section 1:
(1) Chair. The Chair shall have duties assigned by these Bylaws and be the chief [executive/] elected officer (CEO) of the Region; exercise general supervision over executive affairs of the Region; preside at all Regular, Annual, and Special Meetings of the Region; preside at all Region Board and Executive Committee meetings; represent or appoint a designate of the Region at meetings of other organizations and at public affairs to which the Region should be/is called to duly participate; share pertinent information with the Board; serve as the primary liaison between the Region, International Staff, and the IEB; serve as Region representative on the IABC Council of Regions; serve as the Region’s Nominating Committee delegate to the IEB, or oversee the selection of said Nominating Committee delegate; serve as an ex officio member of all Regional committees. The Chair shall serve a single one-year term.

For more information about the Chair role, please email chair@iabcsouthern.com.


Vice Chair

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 5, Section 1:
(2) Vice Chair. The Vice Chair shall have duties assigned by the Chair and by these Bylaws; act in the absence of the Chair; oversee long-range planning activities for the Region (including succession planning); represent the Region in the absence of the Chair; serve on the Nominating Committee; oversee and manage the selection of and implementation of the Region’s annual fundraising event; serve on the Finance Committee; serve as an ex-officio member of all standing committees (especially the Finance and the Conference Committees); and serve on the Executive Committee. The Vice Chair shall succeed to the Chair unless formal resignation is received prior to the Region board elections.

For more information about the Vice Chair role, please email vicechair@iabcsouthern.com.


Past Chair

From the IABC Southern Region Bylaws
Article 5, Section 1:
(3) Past Chair. The Past Chair shall have duties assigned by the Chair and by these Bylaws; chair the Nominating Committee; provide strategic counsel to the Chair and other Region Board members; help to identify members to participate on International-level committees and workgroups; serve as a member of the Conference Committee (as well as the Awards Committee, and, if necessary the Professional Certification Committee); and serve on the Executive Committee.

Other duties of the Past Chair include:

  • being available as a source of institutional knowledge for the Chair and the Board at large;
  • succession planning
  • chairing the Annual General Meeting
  • proposing annual revisions to the IABC Southern Region Bylaws, if necessary; and
  • producing or updating an IABC Southern Region Policy Manual.

For more information about the Past Chair role, please email pastchair@iabcsouthern.com.