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IABC Dallas Professional Development Luncheon

April 10, 2018
11:15 AM - 1:15 PM
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Toyota Headquarters
6565 Headquarters Drive
Plano, TX 75024


Spotting trends before they become an issue

It doesn’t take much for a snarky Tweet, post or news event to send a communicator’s day into a tailspin.  It’s our job to advise leadership on the best course of action…in the speed of social.

SOLD OUT! Walkups will not be accepted. To be added to the wait list, please email  The wait list is first come, first serve.

Don’t be caught off guard by an issue when it comes knocking. Learn how to identify trends in other industries and news coverage before your company is in the spotlight.

On April 10, Scott Vazin, chief communications officer of Toyota Motor North America, will discuss some of the company’s key comms strategies in the past year, and how it turned a potential “situation” into a positive. The techniques and insights Scott provides are tools that communications professionals can apply to their immediate jobs to transform the role from company resource to a responsive decision maker.

Don’t miss this professional development luncheon hosted at the new Toyota headquarters in Plano, Texas.

About our speaker:

Scott C. Vazin
Group Vice President, Chief Communications Officer
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Scott Vazin is group vice president, chief communications officer for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). Vazin is responsible for the company’s external and internal communications and public relations activities. His role includes product and brand communications for the Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands; corporate reputation; social media and stakeholder engagement; investor relations; sales, motorsports, and manufacturing communications.

Previously, Vazin was vice president of corporate and regional communications for Toyota Motor North America where he oversaw regional and technology communications, corporate reputation management, corporate and financial media relations and agency management and analytics.

Prior to joining Toyota in 2014, Vazin was executive vice president of group communications for Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. In this role, Vazin was responsible for all aspects of corporate communications for the Volkswagen Group and Volkswagen Brand, including corporate media relations, product communications, public relations campaigns, internal communications, community partnerships, philanthropy and investor relations.

Formerly, Vazin was director of product and consumer communications for Nissan and Infiniti. He also held a variety of other key communications positions, including serving as general manager, corporate and product communications for Nissan Europe.

He started his automotive career at Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America in 1990.

Vazin received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from California State University at Long Beach.

Toyota Headquarters
6565 Headquarters Drive
Plano, TX 75024

The meeting will be held in the FJ Cruiser and Rav 4 rooms at the corporate headquarters building.  Ample parking is available in front of the building in the visitor parking spaces.  You must have picture identification to gain admittance.

IABC Dallas members: $35
Non-members: $50
Students: $25
A fee of $10 will be applied after the April 8 deadline.

SOLD OUT! Walkups will NOT be accepted.
Registration deadline: Sunday, April 8 at midnight

**Please note
, Refunds and cancellations are due by Friday, April 6 at 5 pm. No Shows will be billed.  Contact Liz Kennedy at to cancel. 

MEMBERS: If you have any trouble logging in to register, please contact Liz Kennedy at for assistance. If you're not sure if you are a current member, you can check with by emailing or calling

Thank you to our sponsor!


$35.00 IABC Dallas Members
$45.00 after 12:00 am April 9

$50.00 Non-member Price
$60.00 after 12:00 am April 9

$25.00 Student Price