Cindy Schmieg ABC, 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.