Cindy Schmieg, ABC, IABC Fellow, teaches marketing and advertising at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and within the MBA and Communications Master Degree program at Southern New Hampshire University online. She is also a communication consultant relying on over 20 years of experience in multiple global industries and communication functions. Her IABC leadership includes serving as a Director on the International Executive Board, president of the IABC Minnesota chapter and director of the Pacific Plains Region. She has numerous Quill awards—bronze, silver, and gold—and was honored as the 2011 IABC Regional Leader of the Year.