Newman named Communicator of the Year by IABC/San Diego

Margie Newman, founder and managing partner of Intesa Communications Group has been named Communicator of the Year (COTY) by the International Association of Business Communicators-San Diego (IABC/SD). The award recognizes a San Diego leader who demonstrates strategic excellence in communications and serves as an example for the community.

Margie will give a speech at IABC/SD’s COTY event at Karl Strauss Brewery in Sorrento Valley on May 23, 2018 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Register to heckle and/or show your support here.

This award follows her most recent recognition in 2017 as a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s “Business Women of the Year.” In 2016, she was named among SD Metro Magazine’s 40Under40.

“Margie is a trusted communications advisor for business executives and nonprofit leaders in San Diego, and across the country,” IABC/SD President Kate Griffin, ABC, said in a recent statement. “In addition to her many professional accomplishments, she is highly engaged in the betterment of our city through her meaningful civic and volunteer service. We are thrilled to present her with our most prestigious annual award.”

Civic engagement has always been at the forefront of Margie’s priorities. Since moving to San Diego and founding Intesa in 2012, Margie has immersed herself in the community and is actively involved on a number of committees and boards, including the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee, the YMCA of San Diego County Corporate Board, and the LEAD San Diego board of directors (IMPACT ‘15 and INFLUENCE ’17).

“Margie’s combination of energy and professional expertise is a tremendous benefit to our corporate board,” said Baron Herdelin-Doherty, President & CEO of the YMCA of San Diego County. “Her passion for the Mission of our YMCA is undeniable. Through her leadership, the San Diego community has a better understanding of how our YMCA effectively serves all people through our Strategic Plan, All Families Count! Bringing People Closer. Our Y family is thrilled to congratulate her on this well-earned and deserved recognition.”

From message development and media training, to strategic communications workshops and crisis management, Margie and the Intesa team are trusted partners to the clients they serve.

“Margie has been a tremendous asset to the Integral Communities team through her thoughtful and detailed media trainings and communications planning and guidance. We are thrilled to congratulate her on this award and have the rest of San Diego know what we have known for some time.” said Lance Waite, Principal of Integral Communities.

When Margie is not delivering award-winning communication strategies to her clients, she can be found loving on her two young children, cheering on her beloved Auburn Tigers and Nashville Predators, or playing cards and talking trash with her Grandfather.

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Related media:

Intesa Founder Margie Newman Named Communicator of the Year for 2018, SD Metro (April 26, 2018)

MarketInk: IABC Selects Margie Newman as Communicator of the Year, Times of San Diego (April 29, 2018)

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