Connecting with Employees Who Don’t Use a Computer

Best Practices in Engaging Remote Employees – Case Studies of Success and Learning

Many companies’ employees do not work at a desk – they work in trucks, in plants, on railways, in hospitals, and they are rarely in front of a computer. How do we engage these employees in the company culture and help them understand how their work supports strategic priorities? Join IABC Atlanta for an enlightening session where you can learn some best practices about how communications teams are using innovative ways to engage employees who work remotely.

Meet Our Speakers

John Brieske

Internal Communications Newsroom Editor, Piedmont Healthcare

John is the internal communications newsroom editor at Piedmont Healthcare, where he leads production of the system’s newsletter editions as well as system communications for Nursing. He joined Piedmont in 2014 after a 26-year career at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. John enjoys playing and watching sports, live music, hiking and kayaking. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English/Communications from the University of Dayton.

Rhoda Daclison

Employee Communications Manager, UPS

Rhoda has more than 15 years of experience in Communications, including P.R., crisis communications, social media and strategic communications. Most recently she worked as part of the core team responsible for launching UPS’s first employee mobile app. Rhoda is an IABC Gold Quill winner as well as a Gold Quill evaluator. She is based in the San Francisco, CA.

Frank May

Manager, Strategic Communications, Piedmont Healthcare

Frank is strategic communications manager at Piedmont Healthcare where he handles internal communications for system offices – IT, HR, Quality-Safety and others. He’s been at Piedmont for eight years including a two-year stint as contractor when he ran his own communications firm. He previously worked in Corporate Communications at BellSouth/AT&T and GlaxoSmithKline. In his spare time, he teaches business communications and journalism at Georgia State. He holds an MBA from Centenary College of Louisiana and a bachelor’s in journalism from Texas A&M.

Elizabeth Rasberry

Senior Communications Manager, Cox Communications

Elizabeth is a senior communications manager at Cox Communications in Atlanta. She is responsible for internal communications for Cox Business, the commercial services arm of Cox Communications. In addition to the strategy and development for all internal communications for Cox Business employees, she manages the executive communications for the leadership team.

Meet Our Sponsor

Akumina is an employee experience platform empowering global enterprises to quickly create personalized digital experiences – helping employees work smarter, not harder. Akumina seamlessly delivers a contextual, collaborative and engaging workplace experience to every user on any device. See why clients like Whole Foods Market, GlaxoSmithKline, Vodafone, the Boston Red Sox and the United States Department of Defense use Akumina.

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Jul 23 2019


11:15 AM - 01:00 PM


City Springs
1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
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