Orlandi Elected President of IABC/Detroit
DETROIT, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- IABC/Detroit, one of the largest chapters of the International Association of Business Communicators
, recently elected Cindy Orlandi
, APR, as president for 2003-2004."Cindy Orlandi is an outstanding professional and very dedicated to IABC/Detroit," IABC/Detroit Past President Tom O'Connell said.
added, "Since 1945, IABC/Detroit presidents have cared about the value that IABC/Detroit brings to our membership.It's that same sense of caring that makes me eager to enthusiastically lead our chapter," she
said."I encourage business communicators to See What's In IABC/Detroit for You: Community, Content and Credibility -- there has never been a better time to join IABC/Detroit or to renew your chapter membership.IABC
has special membership promotions, such as an opportunity to win a free lifetime membership," Orlandi
noted.A contributing writer for Corp! magazine and the Monroe Business Journal, Orlandi is founder and principal of Cyndosura - Brilliant Communications.
Clients include Velcura Therapeutics, Inc.
, an early-stage biotechnology firm developing new therapies for treating bone-related injuries and disorders, and Holcim (US) Inc., one of the country's largest suppliers of portland and blended cements and related mineral components.Orlandi
has 25 years of both agency and corporate communications experience with businesses ranging from startup to Fortune 500 companies.Prior to starting her
own communications consulting business, Orlandi
worked for a high-tech public relations agency in Ann Arbor and three energy companies in Detroit and Toledo, Ohio.A native of Canton, Ohio, Orlandi has an MBA in Marketing from the University of Toledo and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Bowling Green State University.She is a member of the Detroit Women's Economic Club and past president of both the Monroe and Toledo Toastmasters.A long-standing member of the IABC/Detroit board, Orlandi served as president-elect of IABC/Detroit and Member of International Dues Restructuring Task Force in 2002-2003, Treasurer in 2001-2002, Co-Director of Public Relations in 2000-2001 and Co-Director Membership Committee in 1999-2000.Her
numerous awards over the years include the IABC
Chairman's "Pat on the Back" award for chapter membership retention, two IABC District 7 Silver Quill awards for excellence in speechwriting, and IABC/Detroit Renaissance awards of honor and merit for annual reports for DTE Energy.An accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, she is a member of the Detroit chapter and also has won its North Star award of excellence for financial communications.