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Brenda K. Teter, director of communications for the California Association of Community Managers (CACM), has been appointed to the board of directors for the Orange County Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Teter will serve as vice president of finance in charge of the chapter’s budget, financial administration, sponsorship funds and overall financial viability.
Established in 1970, IABC advances the careers of communication professionals in more than 90 countries around the world. The organization serves approximately 15,000 members in 100 chapters by providing opportunities for professional development, volunteer leadership and networking.
“We’re delighted to have Brenda on the team and are excited to be working with and learning from her,” said Sarah Willis, president of the IABC Orange County chapter board of directors. “Brenda’s background and experience will be a valuable addition to our board and will help the IABC Orange County chapter move closer to our goal of becoming an indispensable source for professional communicators.”
Teter has served as CACM’s director of communications for the past 16 years, where she oversees member communications, marketing and new business development for the organization. CACM is a statewide professional association for community managers and association practitioners.
Prior to joining CACM, Teter was operations manager for GEICO’s 20 offices in Germany and then director of marketing for GEICO’s real estate development and sales division in California where she was responsible for a $3.5 million marketing budget.
Teter plans to bring her real estate development, insurance, lending and financial skills to her new role with IABC, in addition to her longtime interests in mentoring and new business development. A dedicated member of IABC for 15 years, Teter has attended many of the organization’s world conferences, regional forums and local chapter events over the years.
Teter earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Missouri State University. The San Clemente, Calif., resident enjoys advocating for marine life in her spare time and currently serves as a volunteer with Family Assistance Ministries of San Clemente. She previously served on the board of directors for the San Clemente Downtown Business Association and also volunteered at Laura’s House, working on numerous fashion shows, silent auctions and other fundraising events for the women’s shelter.
Based in Laguna Hills, Calif., the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) is the only community association management organization in the nation to offer a California-only educational program leading to the designation of Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM®) for industry professionals. CACM also offers the Master of Community Association Management (MCAM®) certification which is the highest professional recognition for community managers in California. CACM’s membership is comprised of more than 3,000 California-based professionals from the community association management industry. California is home to more than 48,500 associations. For more information on CACM, please visit www.cacm.org.
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