Gillian Williams McClean is a Senior Communications Strategist with more than 25 years of experience in the private, public and volunteer sectors. Her passion is to lead individuals and teams to engage with the corporate mission, vision and strategic direction, and to heighten their involvement in the attainment of business goals and objectives.
Gillian has been a member of the IABC for most of her career. In addition to taking advantage of the IABC Academy’s career development offerings, she has enjoyed contributing to the IABC as an Ovation Awards Judge. Most recently, Gillian assumed the role of Chair of the new Diversity & Inclusion Task Force and looks forward to working with a dynamic group of IABC members to further the Association’s efforts in these important areas.
Gillian’s career includes eight years in senior management as the Director of Communications, Public Relations & Marketing in the healthcare sector. She has coached and led cross-sectoral teams in strategic communications planning, change management, diversity and inclusion, issues and media management, marketing, and public relations. Her focus is helping participants comprehend and connect to the corporate vision by discovering the unique and multifaceted roles they play in its achievement.