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The Association for Women in Communications

The Association for Women in Communications is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications fields by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era. Our local organization was established in 1985. Nationally, our organization was founded in 1909.

At AWC, we recognizes the complex relationships that exist across communications disciplines. Modern communicators must demonstrate competence in varied disciplines and be able to network and make career moves across the broad spectrum of communications fields.

Disciplines represented within the association include: print and broadcast journalism, television and radio production, film, advertising, public relations, marketing, graphic design, multi-media design, and photography.

Follow the Springfield Chapter of AWC on Facebook at AWCSpringfieldMO or on Twitter at @AWCSpringfield.


Position Board Member Business
President Jacqueline Post BluCurrent Credit Union
President Elect Kristy Nelson Drury University 
Past President Carlye Wannenmacher Guaranty Bank
Membership Anjanette LaBellarte-Gilbert Drury University
Membership Jessie Hughey   The Bank of Missouri
Secretary Jill Bishop BluCurrent Credit Union
Treasurer Carlye Wannenmacher Guaranty Bank
Chapter Administrator Mitzie Zerr City Utilities
Newsletter Editor Dr. Sarah Smith Campaignium
Newsletter Design/Website Lauren Holder The Arc of the Ozarks
Programs LaDonna Greiner 21 Reasons to Say Thank You
Publicity Lauren Holder The Arc of the Ozarks
Site Coordinator Heather McGuigan DoubleTree by Hilton
Site Coordinator Jennifer Henry American National