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    Executive Communicator of the Year


    2016 Executive Communicator of the Year

    Jim McIngvale, Owner of Gallery Furniture

     The International Association of Business Communicators, Houston Chapter, is proud to honor  Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, Owner of Gallery Furniture, as its 2016 Executive Communicator of the Year.

    Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale is an icon in Houston's business community and is a renowned philanthropic leader. “Throughout his career, Jim has used communication to drive his business results, embracing simplicity and creativity in his campaigns,” said Thomas Baen, President of IABC Houston. “It’s an honor to recognize him as the 2016 Executive Communicator of the Year.”

    “Jim’s communication and marketing campaigns show how impactful effective and thoughtful communication can be to the bottom line of a business. Demonstrating the relationship between communications and business results is vital to the communications industry. We must prove our worth time and time again with real metrics that align to business needs,” said Jordan Temple, President Elect and Bronze Quill Chair, IABC Houston.

    When informed about being named Executive Communicator of the Year, Mr. McIngvale said, “I am humbled and pleased to be honored in this manner by communications professionals here in the Greater Houston area. I have a real passion for getting the word out about our quality furniture and the caring service of our staff – and we will save you money!”

    Mr. McIngvale will formally be presented the Executive Communicator of the Year award on June 16, 2016, at the annual IABC Houston Bronze Quill Awards Gala – recognizing excellence in communications – to be held at the Junior League of Houston. Click here to purchase your ticket.

    Previous recipients

    We salute these distinguished role models.

    The winners of this annual award are recognized for their outstanding professional performance and exemplify the highest standards of our craft each year at the IABC Houston Bronze Quill awards gala.

    We are grateful to them, their employees and colleagues for all they do for Houston business communicators. They make us all better.

    Past Winners

    • 2015 -  Carolyn Sanders, Former VP of HR and Public Affairs, Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA
    • 2014 – Angela Blanchard, President and CEO, Neighborhood Centers Inc.
    • 2013 – Joy Horak-Brown, Executive Director, New Hope Housing, Inc.
    • 2012 – Dr. Renu Khator, PhD, President of the University of Houston and Chancellor of the University of Houston System
    • 2011 – James L Gallogly, Chief Executive Officer, LyondellBasell Industries
    • 2010 – Bob Hale, President & CEO, Houston Association of REALTORS® 2010 – Greg Garland, President & CEO (former), Chevron Phillips Chemical
    • 2009 – John C. Sheptor, President & CEO (former), Imperial Sugar Company
    • 2008 – Dr. Giuseppe Colasurdo, President of the The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and former Dean of the UTHSC - Houston Medical School
    • 2007 – John D. Hofmeister, President (former) of Shell Oil Company
    • 2006 – J. William "Bill" Boyar, Chairman (former) of BoyarMiller, Attorneys at Law 
    • 2005 – Clark Baker, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Houston
    • 2004 – John D. Stobo, M.D., President (former), the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
    • 2003 – Jacqueline S. Martin, President (former), United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast
    • 2002 – Steve Miller, CEO (retired), Shell Oil Company
    • 2001 – Kirbyjon Caldwell, Senior Pastor of Windsor Village United Methodist Church


    IABC Houston Legacy Award