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June 10: Vancity’s CEO named IABC/BC’s Communicator of the Year

Vancity’s CEO named IABC/BC’s Communicator of the Year

Vancouver, BC - Vancity CEO Dave Mowat was recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators British Columbia (IABC/BC) chapter as Communicator of the Year for his outstanding contributions to business communication at the annual Blue Wave Awards ceremony on June 2, 2005.

“IABC/BC is proud to name Dave Mowat as our 2005 Communicator of the Year,” said IABC/BC President, Laurie Dawkins. “His innovative and engaged communication and leadership style truly tells the story of why Macleans Magazine recognized Vancity as the “best place to work in Canada” in its annual 2005 Top 100 Employers survey.”

Vancity is Canada’s largest credit union, with $10.5 billion in assets, more than 300,000 members, 2,000 employees and 42 branches throughout Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Victoria. Vancity and its seven subsidiary companies are guided by a commitment to strong business results as well as improving the quality of life in the communities where people live and work.

Through innovative communication and leadership initiatives such as championing “The Vancity Story” Dave Mowat met the following criteria for IABC/BC’s 2005 Communicator of the Year:

  • Demonstration of outstanding organizational leadership;
  • Involvement in communication with diverse audiences;
  • Use of communication strategies demonstrating creativity and innovation;
  • Commitment to communication internally and externally;
  • Effective personal communication with all audiences; and
  • Ethics and professionalism in communication.

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is the premier international network for professionals engaged in strategic organizational communication. IABC/BC is the British Columbia chapter of IABC, one of 100 chapters worldwide and the third largest in Canada. With over 375 members from BC’s business communications industry, the chapter has an international reputation for progressive, professional communication.

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