Shift: Are You Ready?--The IABC 2020 Virtual World Conference

IABC Southern Region is proud to support these three communication professionals with full registration scholarships for the IABC 2020 Virtual World Conference! The conference will take place online from Sunday, Jun. 14 through Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2020.


Melinda DreisbachMelinda Berry-Dreisbach (IABC Atlanta) is the public information officer for the Fayette County Public School System. She was hired by the school system in 2001 to head up its first-ever communications department. She has nearly 30 years of experience working in education communications. Melinda holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from the University of Georgia and an MBA in Marketing from Mercer University.



Peyton Woodson CooperPeyton Woodson Cooper (IABC Houston) manages the award-winning internal communications team for Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Hospital, the busiest level III trauma center in Texas. She is an agile communications leader with 20 years of experience as a journalist and marketing communications professional. Peyton holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Southern Methodist University, is certified by the Global Communication Certification Council (an IABC Initiative) as a Communications Management Professional (CMP), and is a Certified Public Communicator by theTexas Association of Municipal Information Officers/Texas Christian University.


Maliha KhanMaliha Khan (Kansas City IABC) is an award-winning marketer with more than 10 years of experience in leading integrated marketing programs. She has become a change agent in helping companies leverage their unique strengths to build strategic roadmaps and unparalleled creative solutions. She is the founder of Khanect the Dots LLC. Currently, Maliha serves on the board of the Kansas City chapter as the Bronze Quill awards director and is slated to become the vice president of communications in July 2020. 


Congratulations to our scholarship recipients! The IABC Southern Region Board hopes you find this career-enhancing experience worthwhile.

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