Get With the Best — Our Golden Flames Winners Virtual Program
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, 11:45 – 1:00 p.m.
$5 IABC Atlanta members, $10 non-members
Start the new year with the best! IABC Atlanta is marking 2021’s beginning with the Best of Show 2020 Golden Flame Award winners. Hear how communicators from Colonial Pipeline Co. and Georgia Systems Operations Corp. landed these coveted top awards. They will share details of their projects, including strategies and tactics, and will highlight what made their Golden Flames entries special. Join us to kick off 2021 by learning from these top-notch communicators and companies!
Beth Coffey, Senior Communication Specialist, Communication & Training, Georgia System Operations Corp. (GSOC)
At GSOC, Beth serves as editor, project manager and copywriter for numerous publications, annual reports and collateral, intranet and internet sites, corporate events and other communication. She has worked for some of Atlanta’s top companies: Norrell Corp., the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, Coca-Cola USA and Deloitte Consulting. A grammar nerd, she is Team Oxford Comma, but follows AP Stylebook rules on comma usage in her professional life. She has received awards from IABC Atlanta, IABC Southern Region and the Atlanta Ad Club’s Addy Awards. Her team has been awarded 47 IABC-Atlanta Golden Flame awards since 2010.
Kevin A. Feeney, ABC, Senior Director, Communications, Colonial Pipeline Co.
Kevin is responsible for planning and executing a proactive, integrated communications strategy in support of Colonial’s goals and values aimed at key stakeholders, including employees, management, media, customers, investors, regulators, and community leaders. He has held senior communications positions at several Fortune 500 and small-cap companies, and public relations agencies. He has earned numerous awards and honors for his work, including two IABC Gold Quill Awards. A past president of the IABC/Indianapolis chapter, he is a recipient of their “Communicator of the Year” award, the group’s highest honor.
Robert W. Porter Jr., Manager, Communication & Training, Georgia System Operations Corp.
Bob has spent more than 30 years in marketing, promotions and training. Prior to joining GSOC, he worked in a variety of communications, marketing and PR roles and leadership positions with UPS Worldwide Logistics, Crumbley & Alba, Southern Bell, AT&T, Equifax, to name a few organizations. He was also publisher of the NCOA Journal, a monthly newspaper distributed to members of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association.
Kesley Tweed, External Communications Manager, Colonial Pipeline Co.
Kesley oversees social media, media relations and other communications strategies for external audiences, including customers, contractors and residents. She joined Colonial in 2019 and has more than 15 years of experience in communications and more than 10 years in the pipeline industry. She previously worked as a communications consultant and was the manager of Strategic Partnerships and Public Awareness for Enbridge.