AWC Springfield Chapter Celebrates 40 Years

AWC Past Presidents
Some of the past presidents who led the Springfield AWC chapter over the last 40 years gathered for a group photo during the anniversary celebration. Pictured above: (front row, left to right) Lisa Rigoni, Beth Bosch Murphy, Chris Smith, Melinda Carson (seated), Martha Karatz, Patti Thompson (back row) Nancy Severa Zimmers, Joan Freitag, Naomi Greene, Jan Grimes, Carol Fowler, Jessie Decker, Christy Broccardo-Grove, Mary Bohlen, Dawn Tebrinke (Photo credit: June and Brandon Stricker)

The Association for Women in Communications-Springfield Chapter celebrated its 40th anniversary with an Oct. 13 celebration in Springfield. The event celebrated the chapter’s history and honored the many professionals and communication leaders who have built and sustained the chapter since 1977. The program recognized past presidents and included a presentation on social media strategies from Carol Fowler, CEO and co-founder of KloboMedia Inc., who served as chapter president in 1981.

Find all of the photo highlights from the AWC 40th Anniversary Celebration.


About the Featured Speaker: Carol Fowler is CEO and co-founder of KloboMedia Inc., Chicago, where she  launched TheSocReports to provide analysis of companies’ or organizations’ social media footprint. This helps those entities improve or rectify their images.

She is an AWC-Springfield past president. When in Central Illinois, she was the statehouse bureau chief at WCIA-TV and the Illinois Radio Network, then went on to positions in Chicago, including vice-present/news director, at WFLD-TV (Fox), WBBM-TV (CBS), WLS-TV (ABC 7) and WGN-TV. She will tell us about her company, share some expertise on social media, and give us some tips on how to best use ours.

Historical highlights of chapter activities

Past presidents share their memories
Former presidents look back at being  AWC members and leaders.

Newspaper clippings
News coverage of the chapter over the years

Video gallery

(Above) The AWC Advantage recruitment video, December 2011