Michael Smith is the Corporate Director of Communications for Acts Retirement-Life Communities, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of senior housing and services, where he leads internal and external communications strategies including brand communications, executive and employee communications, public and media relations, digital/social media, and crisis communications. Michael has more than 20 years of corporate communications and public relations leadership experience in both the private and nonprofit fields. He is a graduate of Temple University and a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Public Relations Society of America.
Alex leads the Communications team at AmeriGas, where she is responsible for the design, execution and continuous improvement of the overall communication strategy in support of the Company’s business objectives. Her role includes overseeing the planning, development and distribution of all internal communications, identifying process efficiencies within the department and establishing Communications business-partner relationships with other corporate functions.
Alex has more than 14 years of experience in corporate communications, in areas including employee communication and Public Relations. She spent most of her career at Pep Boys, one of the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket chains, in communications roles of progressive responsibility. Most recently, she served as the Director of Communications. She was responsible all facets of internal communication for more than 20,000 employees in stores, support centers, field organizations and distribution centers across the country and in Puerto Rico. In addition, she led Media Relations and Public Relations activities for the Company.
Alex holds a B.A. in Public Relations and a B.A. in French language and culture from Penn State. She likes to exercise and spend time with her family.
Immediate Past President
Bill Seiberlich is president of Wedgewood Communications Services, a writing, editing, and communications services company.
Vice President, Communications
Rick Alcantara is executive communications director at Princeton Strategic Communications where he helps clients prepare and test their crisis communications programs. Previously, he founded Tara Communications LLC, a digital marketing agency, led social media marketing for USI Affinity and taught public relations courses at Rowan University. Rick is a member of PRSA’s Counselor’s Academy, past president of the Philadelphia Chapter of PRSA, a two-time PRSA national committee co-chair, and a member of the St. Andrews Society of Philadelphia. He coached youth soccer for 24 years in Southern New Jersey. He holds a master’s degree in public relations from Rowan University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Susquehanna University.
Vice President, Technology
Steve Lubetkin, vice president, technology and digital infrastructure, IABC Philadelphia, is the managing partner of the Lubetkin Media Companies LLC, an award-winning Internet broadcasting, digital image and video and news publishing organization, which produces documentary and news-style audio and video programming, digital photography and high-performance websites for clients.
Donna M. Cusano-Sutherland
Vice President, Programs
Donna has more than 30 years award-winning communications experience, both internal and external, in the financial services and pharmaceutical arenas. She currently heads U.S. Primary Care Sales Communications at Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, where she leads the development and implementation of strategic communications for the diabetes and cardiovascular field force, as well as executive communications for sales leadership.
Donna holds an M.S. in Communications Management from Syracuse University and a B.A. in Communications from Seton Hall University. She also holds a graduate certificate in Organizational Leadership from Rosemont College. She is also a volunteer with the Association of Change Management Professionals.
At-Large Board Member
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Cathy is the Assistant Dean for Talent and Staff Development, Community and External Outreach at the Villanova School of Business (VSB) at Villanova University. She is responsible for all communications and marketing for VSB including alumni and advisory council communications, media relations, advertising, sponsorships, marketing of all graduate and entrepreneurial programs including executive and online programs, and rankings communications. She also leads and manages talent development and community and external outreach for the School. She was previously the Director of Communication and Marketing at VSB.
During her tenure, the VSB BusinessWeek undergraduate ranking improved from #13 to #1 and the online graduate programs are ranked #2 in the nation by US News & World Report. Graduate enrollment has nearly doubled, from 700 to almost 1,200 students in the past five years. Media hits have increased from 455 to over 3,000 in six years, including national publications and networks such as AP, CNN, NPR, Bloomberg Businessweek, Reuters, and Forbes.
Cathy is also an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business, teaching Corporate Responsibility & Regulation and Business Writing at VSB.
Before joining Villanova, Cathy worked at the Vanguard Group in various senior roles in legal, marketing and communications; at CIGNA in corporate communications, and at CoreStates Financial Corp in human resources and communications. She holds a Juris Doctor and a Master of Journalism from Temple University and has an undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Scranton.
Christine Kuhinka, ABC
At-Large Board Member
Past IABC Philadelphia President
Christine Kuhinka, ABC, is a client-focused, results-driven senior communications and management consultant who designs integrated communications and business strategies that drive growth, support engagement and generate profits. With more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications, global team leadership and strategic counsel, she is adept at designing and implementing communications strategies and campaigns, facilitating change management; enhancing corporate reputations, managing complex brands and integrating diverse teams in global matrices. Her experience was acquired primarily at Fortune 100 companies in the pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer packaged goods industries, including Pfizer (Wyeth Pharmaceuticals), Nestlé Nutrition and Dow Chemical (Rohm & Haas).
Vice President, Sponsorships & Partnerships
Vice President, Finance
Vice President, Administration