Published 28 Sep, 2015
TWU members routinely identify the need for strong communications as one of their top priorities. As part of the IAC’s commitment to assessing international staff capacities and taking TWU to the next level, we promised to build out a professional, capable communications department that could help us interact with members, share information, and run winning campaigns with strong messages that reach the right audiences. With the addition of two more staff members, our Communications Department has grown to incorporate additional skills and talents to round out our top-notch team.
Liz Doherty comes to TWU as our new Communications Specialist. She previously spent 10 years on the communications team for the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents federal employees. While at NTEU, Liz served as a communications consultant to the union’s local chapter leaders, guiding their efforts at web design in addition to print and electronic newsletters, and co-created a chapter communications manual used widely throughout the union. Prior to NTEU, Liz held positions at the Worldwatch Institute and with National Geographic Magazine, and also worked as a freelance graphic designer for a number of clients. We are thrilled to bring her writing and design skills and her lengthy union background to help round out our team here at TWU.
Emma Chadband also recently joined the TWU Communications Department as the Digital Media Manager. Prior to joining our team, she was with Population Action International, a women’s health organization working in developing countries. While at PAI, Emma was responsible for completely overhauling and redesigning the organization’s website, rewriting the content and managing a full organizational rebrand. Emma also ran PAI’s social media profiles, creating graphic and written material in addition to designing and developing strategies to promote annual reports, research reports and other data. Prior to PAI, Emma got her start in the labor movement as a web and campaign assistant at Jobs With Justice and an Interactive Media intern at the National Education Association, developing online organizing campaigns and engagement tools to encourage union members to take action using the web and social media. We are very excited to have Emma’s digital expertise and creative talents to add to our communications team, and are thrilled to have the full department up and running.