IABC NL Recognizes Communications Excellence at 2018 Pinnacle Awards Gala

St. John’s - The International Association of Business Communicators Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (IABC NL) celebrated excellence in the field of communications last night (June 14) at its 2018 Pinnacle Awards gala at Spirit of Newfoundland in St. John`s.  

IABC NL is proud to come together with our talented colleagues and celebrate excellence in communications within Newfoundland and Labrador. We want to thank everyone who took the time to apply for our Pinnacle Awards this year. Your dedication and talent is crucial to the continued growth of our profession here at home. I would also like to congratulate all of this year’s winners for being shining examples of excellence for the marketing and communications community.”

Diana Quinton
President, IABC NL
The event was hosted by Jonathan Crowe, Journalism Instructor with the College of the North Atlantic, and Karen McCarthy, Vice-President of Corporate Affairs at Fortis Inc. A total of 17 awards were presented in a variety of categories, which are listed in the attached backgrounder.
IABC NL was pleased to present Dr. Andrew Furey, CEO of Team Broken Earth, with the Award of Excellence for Organizational Leader. Additionally, both Glenda Power, Director of Strategic Communications with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Martha Muzychka, ABC, MC, Principal at Praxis Communications, received the prestigious Award of Excellence for Communications Professional.

Our Pinnacle Awards would not be possible without the significant amount of support we receive from our volunteers, colleagues and sponsors. Thank you for believing in the work we do, and helping us celebrate excellence within our profession.”

Kathy Dicks-Peyton
Pinnacle Awards Chair and Judging Coordinator
The 2018 Pinnacle Awards Gala was proudly sponsored by Fortis Inc., Atlantic Lottery Corporation, Functional Communications and Events and the College of the North Atlantic. For more information about IABC NL and the Pinnacle Awards, visit iabcnl.com.
The award-winning chapter of IABC in Newfoundland and Labrador works to advance the profession, create connections, and develop strategic communicators in the province. The chapter has over 60 members representing a broad range of interests and experiences in communications. 


Media contact:
Jackie O’Brien
Director, Communications, IABC NL
Phone: 709-743-3127
Email: iabcnl@gmail.com

Backgrounder: 2018 Pinnacle Award Recipients

Category: Communications Professional
Glenda Power

Director of Strategic Communications
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Martha Muzychka
ABC, MC and Principal
Praxis Communications

Category: Organizational Leader
Dr. Andrew Furey
CEO, Team Broken Earth
Category: Corporate Social Responsibility
Fortis Inc.
Fortis Inc.’s Tap Your Potential Initiative
Category: Multi-Audience Communications
Fortis Inc.
Fortis Inc.’s Tap Your Potential Campaign
Category: Issues Management & Crisis Communications
Craig Ennis
Workplace Fatalities

Category: Publications
Memorial University
Memorial Legacies: Your Legacy, Your Stories, Our Future

Category:  Non-Profit Campaigns
St. John’s Status of Women Council

Category: Government Communications Program
City of St. John’s
Municipal Election 2017
Category: Audio Visual
Health Care Foundation
Faces of Dialysis Video
Category: Digital Communications Vehicle
Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador
RegulatioN Matters
Category: Marketing Communications
takeCHARGE Thermostat Program
Category: Special Events - External
City of St. John’s
Paul Reynolds Community Centre Grand Opening
Andrew Leonard
Academy Canada
Dumb, Dumb and Dumb'r

Tera McDonald
College of the North Atlantic
It Made Liars of Us

Charlene Brook
Academy Canada
Diary of a Superhero

Katie Baird
College of the North Atlantic
The Man Who Wrote Canada