Jennie L. Lamb – President + Senior Delegate
(Duties also include Membership, Programs + Awards)
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
IABC Member since 2010
As a graphic designer at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science (CVM), where she’s worked since 2007, Jennie has been responsible for art direction, layout, and design of the college magazine, CVM Today, and the development of the new research-focused magazine, CVM Impact. She also edits and designs marketing and informational pieces for various departments, programs, and centers within the college and the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She coordinated editorial, design, and production of the CVM’s Centennial Commemorative Book and associated social media campaign. She also coordinates email marketing, social media, and web duties related to news and information at the CVM, in addition to her design work. Her expertise in scientific figure preparation and data visualization allows her to help faculty members and clinicians illustrate key concepts related to their teaching and research. Most of Jennie’s 20+ years as a professional communicator has been in support of science in higher education.
Jennie co-produces the weekly radio show Brazos Valley Gold, on KAMU-FM 90.9, and has a freelance graphic design business, Just a Little Laugh Productions. Prior to working at the CVM, she was as a graphic specialist for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program at Texas A&M, where she started in 1999. Her work has been recognized with multiple IABC awards at the chapter and regional level and by the Society for Technical Communication. In 2016, IABC Southern Region named her “Communicator of the Year.” She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from The University of Texas at Austin.
In her second consecutive term as BVIABC president, Jennie manages and provides leadership development for the board of directors, provides strategic direction for the chapter, and acts as the senior delegate and liaison with IABC Southern Region and IABC International. Her prior chapter service includes two terms as Awards Chair and two terms as Vice President of Finance (one of which she also served as President-Elect).
Jennie has attended multiple IABC Leadership Institutes, IABC World Conferences, and IABC Southern Region conferences. She has also served as member/chair/director of various committees at the regional and international level. This year, she continues to do so as the Awards Director for IABC Southern Region’s Silver Quill Award Program and starts a two-year term as a member of IABC International’s Ethics Committee.
When not at work, Jennie likes to collect Monopoly games, scrapbook, and support causes she’s passionate about through pro bono and freelance graphic design work and participation in social media. She also enjoys fishing, cooking, and spending time with her husband, Martin, and their dog, Logan.
Courtney Coufal – Executive Vice President
(Duties include Finance, Administration + Communication)
Freelance Marketing Communications Consultant
IABC member since 2013
Courtney is a freelance marketing communications consultant with more than 15 years of experience in communications. She began her freelance career in January 2016 and currently works with her clients to meet their business goals through strategic integrated marketing communications. This includes writing marketing communication plans, building brand recognition, social media management, website design, search engine optimization, graphic design, sales promotions, and photography.
Prior to this, Courtney worked for the Texas A&M Department of Animal Science as a communications coordinator. She was the lead communicator for the department for more than six years and promoted their teaching, research and extension efforts. She produced both an internal and external newsletter, managed the departmental website and social media, and was the point of contact for media relations.
Courtney also has worked for Agricultural Communications at Mississippi State University and the Blue Bell Advertising Associates in Brenham, Texas.
Courtney’s finance responsibilities include paying chapter bills, processing reimbursements, receiving chapter income, maintaining the chapter’s accounting records, bank accounts and online payment accounts, preparing and submitting an end of the year fiscal report to IABC Headquarters, preparing and maintaining a chapter budget for the calendar year, and advising the chapter’s board of directors and executive committee regarding financial issues facing the chapter. Her administration responsibilities include recording the minutes, scheduling board meetings, and archiving chapter documentation. In addition, she helps coordinate our chapter’s efforts when judging for other IABC chapter and regional awards competitions and leads research efforts when warranted for board initiatives. Courtney’s communication responsibilities include maintaining the chapter’s website (bviabc.com), social media channels, and email marketing efforts. She joined the board in July 2016.
Courtney graduated from Texas A&M University in 1999 with a degree in journalism. She and her husband Craig call Aggieland home, along with their four young children. Courtney finds joy in baking cookies, playing golf and spending time with her family and extended family.
Interested in a chapter leadership position with Brazos Valley IABC?
Contact Jennie L. Lamb at email@example.com for more information!