From time to time we track down a member IABC Lincoln and ask a few questions so you can get to know him or her better. Here we talk with Alicia Krieger, who is the 2016–2017 Co-Vice President of Communication & Administration on the IABC leadership team.
IABC: Who is your current employer?
I work at Olsson Associates, an engineering and design firm.
IABC: What is your job title and what do you do?
Communications Associate. In this role, I produce content for the monthly internal newsletter, the OA Update. I also assist with other internal communication needs, whether it be relating to the intranet, or communicating news for other teams around the firm.
IABC: Why did you join IABC?
I joined IABC after a recommendation from two co-workers at Olsson that I attend a meeting. After attending a couple of meetings and coming out of them with useful information, I decided to join. It’s been great to meet monthly to work on professional development with those in the same career path.
IABC: What area of communication are you most passionate about and why?
I am passionate about internal communications because I really feel as though it is the backbone of a successful company. Having good internal communications keeps employees informed of what is happening around the company and it allows them to be engaged. Poor communication doesn’t build a strong foundation for success.
IABC: In what areas of communication do you have experience?
Most of my experience is with internal communications, such as employee newsletters and intranet sites. In addition, I have some experience with social media.
IABC: What do you like to do for fun?
I really enjoy reading books in my spare time and binge-watching Netflix with my husband. I also enjoy taking our dogs for walks and keeping our yard and house looking nice.
IABC: Tell us about your family.
My husband, Grant, and I have been married for almost two years. He works at the State of Nebraska. We have two dogs, Bailey, an English Labrador, and Lady (rescued from Capital Humane Society in 2015), a Boykin spaniel. We recently bought a home that was built in 1926 and has a large yard, so it keeps us busy.
IABC: How long have you lived in the Lincoln area?
I moved to Lincoln in 2009 when I began attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and have loved it ever since.