Robin Kaler, Trish Barker, Bill Bell
This year's Communicator of the Year is someone who represents the best of all the qualities that are critical to success in communications and marketing. Trish Barker of NCSA is an Illinois brand apostle. She not only uses the Web Services Toolbox tools well and often, but she's gone so far as to mentor her peers and even teach classes on how to use the tools effectively. Trish is always there when we need her help, and she often calls us with creative and innovative ideas. And unlike many idea people, when she calls with an idea, she also volunteers to help implement it. For those, and many other reasons, we'd like to honor Trish Barker as this year's Communicator of the Year.