Natasha Mitchell, communications specialist at Family & Children’s Services (F&CS), was named the recipient of the 2022 Leon Bolen Service Award during the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Bronze Quill Awards. The ceremony was held at the Tulsa City-County Library on Sept. 22 and recognized outstanding communications, public relations, media relations, community relations, government affairs and marketing communications from the Tulsa Chapter.
Formerly the President’s Award, the Leon Bolen Service Award is selected by the chapter president and given to the IABC Tulsa member who has contributed/volunteered the most to the chapter over the past year. The award was renamed in 2009 in honor of longtime IABC member Leon Bolen, owner of BolenInk, to recognize his many decades of service, leadership, dedication and generosity toward IABC Tulsa in order to further the organization’s mission.
At F&CS, Mitchell handles the agency’s external social media channels and assists with internal and external web content management. Mitchell’s diverse career includes internal communications and change management, employee communications, marketing, public relations, and university relations. Her work has generated numerous awards including several Bronze Quill Awards and recognition in Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards. She has also worked in the print and digital media industries as an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor at several publications, including The Oklahoman and the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise. She has served on several boards for journalism, higher education and nonprofit organizations. Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Oral Roberts University and a master’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Oklahoma.
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