Via Dulay, was recently appointed as Vice President, OVATION Awards on the 2023-2024 Board of Directors for the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) – Toronto Chapter.
In her new Board role, Via will be responsible for the oversight of the prestigious OVATION awards, that, for 38 years, celebrates excellence in communications in the Greater Toronto Area. She will manage the chapter awards program that adds value to members’ experiences by offering them an opportunity to gain recognition for excellence in the communications profession.
Via brings over 9 years of extensive communications and marketing experience to the spirits sector from many industries such as food manufacturing, real estate, professional sports, higher education, and e-commerce. At Spirits Canada, she is responsible for Association’s rebranding and social media, and provides strategic support and leadership in the development and execution of the long-term corporate communications plan.
Via recently comes from the food manufacturing sector, where she was the lead communications specialist and created the long-term strategic communications plan for over 500 salaried employees, and over 2000 front-line factory staff that contributed to an increase in employee satisfaction and engagement. Prior to that, Via came from the higher education sector creating and implementing Centennial College’s marketing and communications plan for the athletics department, which received Provincial recognition and was voted in by the Board of Athletic Directors to be first VP, Marketing from Centennial College for the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association.
Via has been an IABC member since 2017 and has volunteered with the Strategic Partnerships and Sponsorships portfolio. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Centennial College and an undergraduate degree in Cinema and Media Studies from York University. She is currently completing her Project Management Professional (PMP) and Communications Management Professional (CMP) designations.
In her spare time, Via is one of two organizers of Rainbow Hoops, a 2SLGBTQIA+ basketball league in Toronto.
IABC is recognized as the professional association of choice for communicators who aspire to excel in their chosen fields, and is committed towards establishing and supporting the highest professional standards of quality and innovation in organizational communication.
IABC/Toronto, the largest chapter in the world, is the leading resource for effective communication practice for its more than 1,200 members and some 200+ student members. The chapter also has more than 95 Accredited Business Communicators (ABC’s) — the most of any chapter in the world.
IABC/Toronto serves members throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) from Durham Region to Peel and has been operating for more than 75 years. The chapter holds networking and professional development events regularly for members.