The IABC Excellence in Communication Leadership (EXCEL) Award recognizes contributions to business communication by an organizational leader who is not a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). These contributions include such achievements as initiating, directing, supporting or sustaining outstanding and effective communication programs. One award is presented at each Bronze Quill ceremony, provided a suitable candidate has been identified and nominated by an IABC member or non-member and approved by a majority vote of IABC Topeka’s EXCEL Selection Committee.

IABC/Topeka is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Excel Award. Nominations are due by 5 p.m., Dec. 10, 2019.


Past Winners:

2015: Jim Leiker, President & CEO, Easter Seals Capper Foundation
2013: JuliAnn Mazachek, President, Washburn University Foundation
2010: Jennie Chinn, Executive Director, Kansas Historical Society
2009: Blake West, President of Kansas National Education Association
2008: Martha Bartlett Piland, CEO/President, MB Piland Advertising and Marketing
2006: Doug Kinsinger, CEO, Topeka Chamber of Commerce
2003: Andy Tompkins, Kansas Education Commissioner