So Reg Rising Star Award

The IABC Southern Region Rising Star Award will recognize the efforts of professionals new to the communications profession within the IABC Southern Region. Join us in saluting these young, dynamic leaders who are shaping the future of IABC.

If someone you know is new to the communication profession, an IABC star, and an active participant in the community, nominate them!

Call for Nominations – Jul. 15, 2021

Nomination Deadline – Aug. 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. EST

Notification of Finalists – Sept. 1, 2021

Awarded at IABC Southern Region Conference Award Ceremony

Selection Committee will be the Southern Region Board

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So Reg Rising Star Recipients

Charnita Mack | 2020

Charnita MackAn ambassador for the profession, Charnita Mack, has served in various roles from a newspaper designer and reporter to a public relations and social media coordinator to an associate digital director. Since graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2016, Mack has excelled at keeping up with social media trends and staying ahead of the curve whether she is helping a school with its communications during her daily job or the IABC/South Carolina chapter where she serves as the vice president of communications and webmaster. Mack continually exhibits a commitment to the profession and the IABC organization.

Connect with Charnita on LinkedIn.


Cody BromleyEditorial-minded marketer and digital communications strategist with experience in journalism, broadcasting, public relations, editing, and design. More than seven years of experience managing B2B communications in the technology manufacturing space.

Brings a thoughtful perspective and blend of creative chops and digital data-savvy. Team player recognized for impassioned approach and colorful ideas. Member of IABC Tulsa.

Connect with Cody on LinkedIn.


Katrina GrecoAn enthusiastic, creative and passionate communicator who believes that effective communications engage stakeholders and drive organizational success.

Equally as committed to supporting the evolution, advancement, and legitimization of communications as a profession and a field of study. Member of IABC Jacksonville.

Connect with Katrina on LinkedIn.