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IABC/Pittsburgh Executive Board 

The IABC/Pittsburgh Executive Board is made up of volunteers who are passionate about helping local communicators better themselves and their workplaces. Feel free to reach out to any board member with questions or requests for opportunities to become involved in our chapter. Each board member welcomes volunteers for committees and special projects. Put your skills to use and reap the professional benefits of becoming a visible part of a worldwide organization with a local Pittsburgh touch.

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IABC Pittsburgh

PO Box 23082

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-6082

IABC/Pittsburgh 2020-21 Executive Board

  • Theresa Card, Chapter President
  • Beth Geisler, Vice President of Finance
  • Mary Cvetan, Professional Development Committee Co-Chair
  • Amanda D. Harris, Professional Development Committee Co-Chair
  • Bryce Walat, Marketing Communications Committee Co-Chair
  • Madeline Adamczyk, Marketing Communications Committee Co-Chair
  • Suzanne Thinnes, Golden Triangle Awards Committee Chair
  • Cherie Steffen, Golden Triangle Awards Committee Chair

Theresa Card

Theresa has worked in the communications field for nearly 30 years and has specialized in employee benefits and HR communications since 2004. 

In her role as communications consultant for American Benefits Consulting, Theresa works with clients to develop strategic communication and  change management plans for health care, wellness, retirement and other benefits and for HR initiatives.
This is Theresa’s second tenure on the IABC/Pittsburgh board. She is a past president, treasurer and Golden Triangle Awards chair. 

“When I previously served on the board, I was fairly new to the corporate world.
I learned so much as a member and from my board positions, not only about business communication but also about leadership. I came back to IABC and to the Pittsburgh board in early 2018 because I missed the excellent networking and professional development opportunities that IABC provides. At any IABC event, you’ll meet interesting people with diverse jobs and backgrounds. It’s fulfilling – and fun! – to be with others who share the common goal of advancing our profession and their role in it.” 

Beth Geisler

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Mary Cvetan

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Amanda D. Harris

Amanda D. Harris is a freelance marketing writer specializing in healthcare. Through her company, ADH Communication, she enjoys crafting video scripts and marketing copy from complex information into easy-to-understand text. Past employment includes UPMC, Humana, and NEC.

Amanda has worked with IABC/Pittsburgh and previously, IABC/Chicago, since 2005. She has previously held roles in e-communication, awards chair, and secretary.

"Almost every one of my full-time jobs and freelance work over the last 15 years have come from contacts I made through volunteering with IABC or attending IABC events. The opportunity to network with kind, friendly people in our industry is invaluable."

Bryce Walat

Bryce Walat has 20 years' experience in the business, professional, and technical communication fields, serving organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local startups and nonprofits, including the Software Engineering Institute, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Five Star Development, RAM Software Systems, IMPAQT/Merkle, Highmark Health, Direct Energy, SAP Ariba, and ERT.

He has been a member of IABC/Pittsburgh since 2012, serving as Vice President of Electronic Communications and the Marketing Communications Committee.

"IABC Pittsburgh gives me a chance to meet fellow business communications professionals and learn how to up my professional game as a business communications professional."

Madeline Adamczyk

Since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2018 with dual Marketing and Nonfiction Writing degrees, Madeline has worked as a Digital Content Specialist for Crown Castle. Madeline is active in the Greater Pittsburgh community and was selected to be a 2020 Fifty Finest Honoree for the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She is currently a graduate student at Pennsylvania State University in the Strategic Communications program.

The Marketing Communications Co-Chair position is Madeline's first role on the IABC/Pittsburgh executive board.

"I'm excited to network with other communications professionals across various industries in the Pittsburgh area and apply my writing skills to the promotion of IABC and the wonderful events and benefits it provides its members."

Suzanne Thinnes

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Cherie Steffen

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Mary Cvetan

Co-Vice President, Marketing

A full-time freelance writer since 2000, Mary works with a wide variety of clients, with a special focus on health care, insurance and higher education. Prior to launching her business, she served as the media spokesperson and marketing manager for Jefferson Hospital/South Hills Health System. Mary has served on the board of IABC/Pittsburgh since 2003, including terms as Co-President, Vice President of Professional Development, Vice President of Membership and Co-Chair, 

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