EXCEL Award goes to Deborah Tabart, OAM.

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Deborah Tabart, CEO of the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) and recipient of the OAM (Order of Australia Medal), has been selected to receive the 2011 Excellence in Communication Leadership (EXCEL) Award. The EXCEL Award is IABC's highest award given to a non-member, and recognizes individuals who exhibit strong leadership in fostering excellence in organizational communication.

Tabart, known affectionately worldwide as "The Koala Woman," has taken the AKF from a one-person operation to an internationally recognized organization. She has dedicated the past two decades of her life to conserving the koala and its habitat. A gifted communicator who works tirelessly to influence decision makers and the community to protect the environment, Tabart has brought together scientists from around the world and helped the AKF to fund...

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