IABC TULSA FEBRUARY MEETING

REGISTER TODAY

Wed., Feb. 19, 2014 11:30 AM  – 1 PM
The Summit Club – Bank of America Building
Governor’s Suite – 30th Floor, 15 W 6th Street, Parking ticket validated
IABC/Tulsa Meeting (Member Fee) $25.00
IABC/Tulsa Meeting (Non-Member/Guest Fee) $35.00

RSVP    Monday, February 17, 2014

Do you work for a publicly traded company? Are you responsible for communicating financial information to investors or employees? Do you have investments in stocks and bonds or just want to learn more about the financial markets?

If so, then this meeting is for you!

Andrew Ziola, vice president of investor relations and public affairs at ONE Gas, Inc., (NYSE: OGS) will provide a unique perspective on the roles of investor relations and business communications and how the two functions can work together to add value to your business.

Andrew is a “numbers guy” by degree, but has transitioned into a senior-level communications role at ONE Gas, which recently spun-off from ONEOK, Inc. Andrew has mastered the art of effectively communicating complicated financial subjects.

What you’ll learn:

  • An insider’s perspective on how communications and investor relations teams can work together to market a business and reach key audiences.
  • Messaging strategies for financially-focused information and how to make it accessible and understandable to the average reader or investor.
  • “Must-know” financial terms – for communicators AND every-day investors.
  • Basics about the stock market what contributes to a stock’s price.

Andrew will also share insight into the process of spinning off a new, publicly traded company and how his team juggled all aspects of communications prior to, during and after the spin.

About Andrew:

Andrew is vice president of investor relations and public affairs of ONE Gas. He is responsible for the company’s investor relations, communications and community investments functions. Prior to ONE Gas becoming a standalone publicly traded company separated from ONEOK, Inc., he served in a similar role as vice president of investor relations and communications of ONEOK and ONEOK Partners.

He joined ONEOK in 2004 as the manager of financial planning and analysis and also served as the manager of investor relations. He began his career in the energy industry in 2003 as a financial planning specialist of Northern Border Partners, L.P. headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. He is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute and on the board of directors of the institute’s virtual chapter. He also is a member of IABC/Tulsa and the Tulsa Press Club. A native of California, Andrew earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance in 1991 from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and a Masters of Business Administration degree in 2007 from Creighton University in Omaha.

CATCH YOUR READER WITH ANN WYLIE

The 2013 IABC International Chapter of the Year is thrilled to offer a full-day workshop with Ann Wylie of Wylie Communications Inc.

If writing is an important part of your job and you’ve never had the opportunity to participate in an Ann Wylie workshop or seminar; you’re in for a treat! And if you’re already familiar with Ann, you’re probably checking your calendar and looking for the registration link.

Ann has worked with clients around the globe and is consistently recognized as a top-rated speaker at IABC and PRSA conferences and meetings from coast to coast. Join us as she brings her “Catch Your Reader” full-day workshop to Tulsa.

Expect to leave this event inspired and motivated – ready to return to the office with fresh ideas and new tools that help you:

  • Think like a reader and move your audience to act
  • Go beyond the inverted pyramid and master the feature-style story structure
  • Cut through the clutter and make every piece you write easier to read and understand
  • Rev up your readership and lift your ideas off the page or screen with display copy

This may be the most valuable professional development opportunity you’ve had this year – or may even have next year. And IABC Tulsa is offering this workshop to members and non-members alike.

Members: $59 | Non-Members: $99 | Student Discount: $55

The registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and parking in the Bank of America building’s parking garage (enter from Boulder Ave.).

RSVP by: Monday, November 18, 2013

Bronze Quill 2013: Celebrating Creativity – RSVP Today!

Reserve your seat for the 2013 Bronze Quill Awards Celebration. Enjoy networking with other communications professionals, as we congratulate this year’s winners and announce the 2013 Communicator of the Year and John Hartman Professional of the Year. Feel free to invite guests to help celebrate your accomplishments.

When

Thursday, October 10, 2013 

6:30 p.m. – Cocktails

7 p.m. – Dinner and Awards

Where

Tulsa Historical Society

2445 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma

Fees 

All Guests and IABC Members $35.00

Table of 8 $250.00 (Select the Registration Type “Table of 8″ to pay online for this option)

RSVP by: Friday, October 4, 2013

*If you have tickets or a table as part of your sponsorship package, register for the event but choose the “pay offline” option. Please advise check-in at the event you are attending as part of a sponsorship.

 

2013 IABC/PRSA Communicators Summit


Wed., Sept. 18, 2013 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
OSU-Tulsa
700 N. Greenwood, North Hall

Register Today!

In today’s fast-moving, media culture, a tweet can become newsworthy and a news interview can become tweet-worthy. This half-day conference will give you strategies and tools to best communicate during good times and crisis times, improve media training for your organization, plus let you hear from local communications pros on a variety of interesting and important topics.

Featuring Brad Phillips, author of “The Media Training Bible” and “Mr. Media Training” blog

Skill-building sessions:
•    Message management
•    Crisis communications
•    Social media strategies
•    Employee communications
•    Brain Drain: Speed brainstorm with some of the sharpest local PR and communications minds

Expert Panel:
When the Spotlight Burns: Managing internal and external perceptions during a crisis

Registration info: Early-bird rate by Sept. 13: Members $69 | Non-members $79 | Students $19

After Sept. 13: Members $79 | Non-members $89 | Students $29

Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Phillip Harris by email or phone at 918-573-1593.