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The International Association of Business Communicators Regina Chapter (IABC/Regina) proudly represents communications professionals based in Regina, Saskatchewan and surrounding area. We proudly hold more than 40 Accredited Business Communicators (ABC), internationally recognized leaders in our industry. Connecting through learning, networking and mentoring opportunities, our organization promotes ethical business communications standards, inspires a passion for learning and helps our members achieve communications excellence in their daily work. We are part of IABC, a global network of communication leaders operating in 70 countries.

IABC/Regina is committed to providing professional development opportunities year round. When you ask, we listen. All professional development workshops, luncheons and networking sessions hosted by IABC/Regina focus on topics that are relevant to our chapter members.

Contact us

To contact IABC Regina, send an email to chaptermgmt@iabcregina.ca

Craig Hemingway

President

Craig Hemingway is the Communications Manager for Canada’s Most Notorious City – Moose Jaw, SK, where he enjoys using his broad base of writing, marketing, public speaking, presentation and people skills.

Craig spent over 20 years as a broadcaster and journalist before transitioning to his current Communications role with the City of Moose Jaw. Most recently, Craig earned his Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo.

Craig loves being involved in the community and has extensive volunteer experience, including stints on the Board of Directors for both Tourism Moose Jaw and Moose Jaw Minor Girls Fastball. Craig has also organized the Terry Fox Run in Moose Jaw since 2019.

When he’s not working, Craig enjoys golfing, coaching fastball, road trips with the family and bingeing TV series, from the critically-acclaimed to the occasional guilty pleasure (Yellowstone, anyone?)

Lisa Adam, CMP

Past President

Lisa Adam has 20 years of communications experience in the government, non-profit and private sectors. She is currently leading the communications team at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency as the Director of Communications.

Her passion for providing an excellent customer experience combined with her passion for health and wellness, drives her to promote health programs to patients, the general public, and health care providers.

Lisa studied at the University of Regina majoring in English and later focused her studies on public relations. She completed her Graduate Certificate in Professional Communications Management from Royal Roads University. Lisa also has formal training with the International Association for Public Participation and has her Prosci Change Management Certification. She is currently working on completing her Masters of Arts with the Royal Roads University.

She is also a past board member of the Canadian Public Relations Society and a long-standing member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Outside of work, you will find Lisa and her dog, Foxy, on one of Saskatchewan's beautiful trails. She also enjoys reading, writing, or binge-watching something humorous on Netflix.

Shannon Kotylak

Vice-President, Communications

Shannon has been in the communications and marketing field for almost two decades (obviously having started as a child), and she currently brings her love of Oxford commas and em dashes to Saskatchewan Polytechnic where she is a Program Head of their Bachelor of Applied Management program and an instructor in Communication and Marketing. She is also certified as a Communication Management Professional® through the GCCC and is always willing to talk to others about the process. She holds Masters degree in Administration, specializing in organizational leadership which has helped to hone her strategic focus and solution-oriented thinking. In her free time, she is usually at a rink cheering on her not-so-little ringette player or volunteering with Dress for Success Regina.

Lisa Triantafyllou

Vice-President, Professional Development

Lisa Triantafyllou is passionate about her new Communications Consultant role at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA). She is excited to join their talented and dedicated team of professionals, who work hard every day to improve the quality of cancer care for people in her home province.

Before joining the SCA, Lisa worked at eHealth Saskatchewan for seven years, primarily, as their Senior Communications Consultant. She was an integral part of many meaningful and impactful projects for the health system, including MySaskHealthRecord, birth bundling, health card renewal, annual reports, and their website redesign.

Before taking a leap into Corporate Communications, Lisa was as a Mobile Journalist for Sun News Network. As the national network's only correspondent in Saskatchewan, she loved telling stories from a prairie perspective. Lisa was responsible for the reporting, research, videography, interviewing, writing and editing of each story.

Lisa is a proud member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and new board member of Membership and Communications for the Regina IABC Chapter. She is passionate about all things communications, including reading, writing, editing, planning and strategy, marketing, analytics, photography, videography and social media.

Outside of work, you will likely find Lisa and her husband, Jamie, at a park or doing something adventurous with her two wild and adorable little boys, Xander and Cruz.

Erin Navin

Vice-President, Membership & Professional Development

Erin Navin has over 12 years of experience in the communications and media field. She has spent the last ten years as a Senior Communications Strategist for the City of Regina and is currently on a secondment as Strategic Communications Advisor for the 2024 Municipal/School Board Election.  Previous to her role at the City, Erin was a writer/producer for the Global Regina Morning News.

Erin’s experience at the City has included supporting and leading communications, marketing, public engagement and media for several large, public-facing portfolios such as Winter Maintenance, Fire & Protective Services, Parks & Recreation, Planning & Development, Regina Transit, and Construction (everyone’s favourite!). She has written speeches for Senior Administration and Elected Officials and aids in planning several large-scale community events.

Erin holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Psychology and Sociology from the University of Regina, and a Certificate in Public Relations. She has strong knowledge in media relations and has trained several spokespeople. Erin believes that psychology and communications are closely intertwined, and is particularly interested in marketing psychology.

Erin lives in Regina with her husband and two children. Outside of work, you can find Erin spending quality time with family and friends, hanging out at the cabin, and playing the role of chauffeur to her kids’ cheerleading and hockey activities.

Sponsorship

Interested in increasing your profile and network with over 250 IABC Regina members and friends who are the best in Communications, PR, Marketing, Writing, Media Relations and Interactive?

We are in the communications business and we love creativity! If you have an idea that you think meets our members needs and is reflective of your brand, we want to hear it. If not, see our sponsorship invitation proposal for some ideas that may work for you.

Let’s talk about it!

Message our VP of Sponsorships at contact@iabcregina.ca.

N.B. IABC Regina Board of Directors reserves the right to approve all sponsors/partners and all sponsorship/partnership benefits which are intended to enhance, support and nurture the needs and opportunities for chapter members.

IABC/Regina is always looking for volunteers either for individual projects and initiatives, or to participate on the Board of Directors and be part of our chapters rich 40-year history of communication leaders. We want to leverage your skills for the benefit of all members, while providing you with an unparalleled leadership and communication development experience. We accept communicators at all experience levels. Whether you are a student, new to the field, or want to build on existing strengths, IABC/Regina is open to working with those who show a considerable level of dedication and hard work.

However, if volunteering isn’t for you, we still encourage you to stay involved with IABC/Regina by joining our membership and the global network of communicators in IABC.

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