Heifer President Jo Luck honored as IABC Communicator of the Year

The Arkansas chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators has selected Heifer President Jo Luck as its 2010 Communicator of the Year.

IABC Arkansas presents the award annually to an Arkansan who leads the way in fostering and participating in professional communications. Past winners include Bill and Hillary Clinton, Colleen Nick, Mike Huckabee, Rex Nelson, Keith Jackson, Fitz Hill and Terry Hastings.

Jo Luck will be honored Tuesday, Oct. 26, during the organization’s annual Bronze Quill Awards, at Acxiom, 601 E. Third Street in Little Rock. On Oct. 14, Jo Luck was honored as co-laureate of the 2010 World Food Prize for her work through Heifer to ensure availability and sustainability of food to people in need around the world. She shared the award with David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World.

“The Bronze Quill Awards allow us to recognize the best work in terms of creativity and execution in the field of business communication,” said Ashli Ahrens, 2010 president of IABC/Arkansas. “It will be especially rewarding to honor Jo Luck for her significant accomplishments to successful professional business communications.”

IABC, which has grown to more than 16,000 members worldwide, links communicators in a global network that supports the highest professional standards of quality and innovation in organizational communication. The Arkansas chapter, which has approximately 80 members throughout the state, has been in existence since 1970.