Local communication manager earns international accreditation

Debbye Omlie, communication manager at Western Washington University’s Center for Economic Vitality, recently earned the Accredited Business Communicator designation from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

“This is the global standard for organizational communication professionals around the world,” Mary Hills, chair of the IABC accreditation council, said in a press release. “It is a professional accomplishment that she has met the standard, but moreover it is a personal statement about the value she brings to their workplace.”

There are more than 900 accredited business communicators throughout the world. In order to become accredited, a candidate must demonstrate an ability to plan, direct, implement and evaluate a broad range of communication programs in practical, real-life situations.

“I am proud of this accomplishment,” Omlie said in a press release. “I am also grateful to the IABC members that helped me through the two-year process.”

Omlie also received an IABC Silver Quill Award of Excellence, awarded by the IABC Pacific Plains Region in 2009.

For more information about IABC accreditation, visit www.iabc.com/abc.

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