Get Involved

It’s the best way to connect, collaborate, and craft your career path.

Why join IABC?

Here’s what our members appreciate:


Networking – clients, colleagues and friends, jobs

Content – professional development opportunities, knowledge-sharing among members, research, case studies, best practices, and more

Diversity, with an International Flavor – IABC/SC comprises communicators in a wide range of disciplines, career stages and backgrounds. It is part of IABC, which has more than 15,000 members in more than 80 countries throughout the world.

IABC/SC members enjoy a variety of benefits:

Monthly Professional Development Luncheons: IABC/SC hosts dynamic professional development luncheons the second Tuesday of the month at the Summit Club in Columbia, S.C.

Annual Professional Development Conference: The South Carolina Chapters of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Public Relations Society of America join forces each year to present one of the largest conferences in South Carolina for communications professionals covering the latest trends in technology, media relations, corporate communications and much more!

Annual Awards Program: Each year, IABC/SC hosts the Palmetto Awards to recognize outstanding achievements of the Palmetto State’s communications and PR professionals who created, directed or planned incredible work.

Leadership Development: IABC/SC members have the opportunity to serve on various boards and committees within the organization and enhance their personal and professional leadership development objectives.

College Connections: IABC/SC works with the student chapter at the University of South Carolina to sponsor mentoring programs for public relations/communications students.

Current Membership

Want to make connections? Here are some of our current members (as of February 2017):

First Name Last Name Member Company
Jessica Barfield Westinghouse Electric Company
Kristy Barnes Palmetto Health
Shanna Bennett-Rivers
Eric Boomhower SCANA
Matt Brady Charleston Water System
Reba Campbell Municipal Association of SC
Shawna Cass Shawna Cass Communications
Sarita Chourey Municipal Association of South Carolina
Patrick Cobb AARP
Maureen Cody HSF Affiliates, LLC
Bailey Crafton Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Corie Culp AFL
Joan Damico J. Damico Marketing Communications
Dawn Dukes Spirax Sarco
Jan Easterling Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Emily Eckert NP Strategy
Kelsey Elam AFL
Lisa Emily FUJIFILM Manufacturing USA, Inc.
Tammie Epps Palmetto Health Alliance
Michael Ettlemyer MGE Communications
Karla Falk IABC/SC Chapter
Kevin Floyd Murphy & Grantland
James Flynn SCANA
Michelle Foster University of South Carolina
Katrina Goggins SCANA
Therese Griffin SCANA Corporation
Liz Guthridge Connect Consulting Group
Reginald Hall SC Farm Bureau Federation
Juliana Harris SC Dept. of Consumer Affairs
Wes Hickman University of South Carolina
Susanne Hite AFL
Todd Hudak BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Patricia Jackson Retired
Ralph Jarrells Little Black Rocking Chair
Stephanie Jones SCANA Corporation
Ginny Jones SCANA
Erika LeGendre
Cathy Love SCANA Corporation
Jennifer McLaughlin Aflac
Alison Miller
Dickson Monk Columbia World Affairs Council
Lane Moore The SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce
Laura Morris Richland Library
Rhonda O’Banion SCANA Corporation
Peggy O’Neal-Elliott Univ of SC Aiken
Lauren Prettyman South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation
Terri Randall SCANA Corp.
Jennifer Read SC DHEC
Jeanne Reynolds Colonial Life
Ann Roberson South Carolina Department of Insurance
Brian Roessler Coastal Carolina University
Catherine Romaine Integrated Communication Consultants
Kristy Rupon AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
Tiffany Rushton Avtec, Inc.
Alison Shuman Farm Bureau Insurance
Juliet Smith
Deb Sofield Deb Sofield Executive Speech & Presentations Co.
Kimberly South Palmetto Health
Cynthia South South Company
Leslie Ann Sully US Army Recruiting
Erica Taylor Charleston County School District
Phyllis Tutterow AFL
Rebecca Vaughan Ingevity Corporation
Melissa Young Strategy Communications, LLC


Become a Member

If you aren’t already a member of IABC, join now and to enjoy all the benefits offered to you locally and globally.

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Be a Volunteer

IABC/SC offers you many ways to give back to the profession. Whether through assisting with an event, being a speaker, or being a sponsor, you can promote the communication profession regardless of whether you are a member.

Volunteering is a great way to get involved with IABC while meeting new people and developing skills along the way. Whether you prefer a one-time opportunity or something more ongoing, we have opportunities that work with your interests and availability–putting your skills and energy to good use.

Contact our volunteer coordinator for more info on where your help is currently needed.

Be a Sponsor

Get involved by becoming or suggesting a sponsor for one of our events. Being an IABC/SC sponsor means increased brand awareness, new business development, and networking with other South Carolina communicators. For more information, contact our sponsor coordinator.