The International Association of Business Communicators has appointed Carlos Fulcher, MBA CAE, as its new executive director. Fulcher will commence in the role in early July.
Fulcher, a Northern Illinois University alumnus, has a strong background in association management as well as previous experience in IT, project management and global operations. He was most recently worldwide deputy executive director with the Drug Information Association based in Pennsylvania. Prior to that he was CIO of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
IABC Chair Robin McCasland said she felt Fulcher’s appointment would bring valuable expertise to
“Carlos’ background is particularly relevant in this stage in IABC’s evolution,” she said. “We are already a global organization, which is one of our strongest and most unique aspects as a communication association, and Carlos will ensure we continue to grow our presence around the world.”
“In addition we’ve already begun a program to upgrade our digital platform,” McCasland added about the 1990 NIU Industrial Technology graduate. “Carlos’ expertise in this area will ensure we continue to build world-class technology that supports our operations and provides our members with the best in service and career development opportunities.”
“I know that the board is excited to work with Carlos on a new business model that will examine how IABC best delivers value for its members and the communication profession as a whole.”
Fulcher said IABC’s international presence was a key factor in his decision to take up the role. “I’m
looking forward to working with a global organization and to increasing the expansion of the association into new and emerging markets.
“IABC is widely recognized in North America as the leading association for communication professionals,” he said. “I’m keen to help establish that same recognition in countries around the world.”
Fulcher’s appointment was formally announced at the IABC’s World Conference, which is being held in Toronto June 8-11.