Membership in IABC is all about creating connections.

It’s about connecting you with the tools you need to do your jobs better and become trusted advisers in your organizations.

It’s about connecting you with your peers across the globe, fellow communicators who are dealing with the same challenges you are—each and every day.

It’s about connecting you with solutions to the problems you face.

It’s about connecting you with timely professional development opportunities that benefit your organization and advance your career.

IABC offers its members the complete package. It’s all there for the taking and I encourage you to explore and take advantage of as much of it as possible.

Since joining this organization more than a decade ago, I have gotten much out of my membership in IABC. I have grown considerably, both personally and professionally, and I have made friendships that will last a lifetime.

If you have any questions about chapter involvement, the Southern Region, or IABC in general—please do not hesitate to reach out to me, or any member of our awesome Southern Region board. You can find us at

Thank you for your time. Take care and stay safe!

David MacDonald, MA | IABC Southern Region Chair, 2020–