Writers Lead Boston Chapter of International Business Group

Two alumni from the Master’s in Corporate and Organizational Communication degree program at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS), are giving back to their field through their leadership positions in the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Boston chapter.

Linda Sanders and Jeanne Brady, two experienced communications professionals, hold leadership positions in IABC Boston, an organization that provides professional development programs, networking events and volunteer opportunities to approximately 200 members from around the New England area, helping them connect with others in their field and advance in their careers. IABC Boston is one of the 100-plus chapters of the IABC.

“I’m proud that Linda and Jeanne have taken on leadership roles in the Boston chapter of the IABC – volunteering for professional associations like this definitely makes sense from a career networking point of view,” said Dr. Carl Zangerl, academic director, Master’s in Corporate and Organizational Communication at CPS.  “Just as importantly, volunteers have opportunities to practice new communication skills, such managing a website or publishing an e-newsletter.”

Linda Sanders (MS ’09) is IABC’s Boston event director, and was previously the Board President from 2011-2012. The Boston chapter offers many events focused on professional development for members like the “dine-around” networking events during Boston’s restaurant week.  It also holds “Boston bounce-around” events which bring a small group of professionals together to brainstorm ideas and obtain advice about a particular industry challenge or issue.

Sanders joined IABC in 2007 while she was a graduate student at CPS. With 17 years of publications experience, she is currently a Senior Content Manager at IHS CERA, a global information company with experts in industries such as energy, economics, and sustainability.

Jeanne Brady (MS ’10) is the president-elect and vice president in charge of communication for IABC Boston. In this position she serves as Managing Editor for EDIT, the bimonthly e-newsletter of IABC Boston. She is a principal at Jeanne Brady Writing & Editing.

Founded in 1970, IABC provides a professional network of approximately 15,000 business communication professionals in over 80 countries. The association provides networking opportunities, job resources, and enhances its member’s skills through professional development sessions and how-to articles and case studies of successful communication in the real world through its online library.  IABC will be bringing communications professionals together this summer for its 2013 World Conference in New York City.

Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) is committed to providing career-focused educational programs that are designed to accommodate the complex lives of motivated learners. Offered in a variety of innovative formats, CPS courses are taught by accomplished scholars and practitioners who have real-world experience. The result is an educational experience founded on proven scholarship, strengthened with practical application, and sustained by academic excellence.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a comprehensive, global research university. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and more than 165 graduate programs, ranging from professional master’s degrees to interdisciplinary PhD programs. Northeastern’s research enterprise is aligned with three national imperatives: health, security and sustainability. Northeastern students participate in co-op and other forms of experiential learning in 90 countries on all seven continents.