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Michael Deas, ABC, SCMP

VP Awards

Michael Deas, ABC, SCMP, (IABC Nashville) has filled a number of diverse roles over his 37-year career: editor, missionary, translator, marketing manager, corporate communications manager, communications director, and marketing director. Currently he is the corporate communications manager for Zeus Company, a global manufacturer of high-tech polymers based in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Mike has been a member of IABC for 25 years, a chapter president of IABC South Carolina, an Accredited Business Communicator since 2004, and a Strategic Communication Management Professional since 2018.

In 2020 Mike served on the board of IABC Nashville and was named IABC Nashville's "Communicator of the Year." He has been recognized 18 times with awards for excellence in communication, including a Gold Quill and numerous Silver Quills. He currently serves on the IABC Southern Region board as chapter liaison and VP of Awards.

His wide range of experience in both internal and external communication roles--for companies large and small, public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, on both sides of the Atlantic, in two languages--equips him with insight on the challenges facing today’s communicators.