About Business Communication Research Foundation

The Business Communication Research Foundation, formerly the C. R. Anderson Foundation, was established as an Illinois general not-for-profit corporation in honor of Professor C. R. "Chesty" Anderson, pioneer teacher of Business Communication at the University of Illinois for 40 years and founder of the American Business Communication Association, now known as Association for Business Communication. The Foundation is administered by a Board of Directors.

This Foundation is a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Association for Business Communication. Click here to learn more about research grant opportunities.

Business Communication Research Foundation Officers

Title Name Institution
Secretary-Treasurer Kathryn Rybka University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
President Barbara Shwom Communication Partners
Vice President Judith Ainsworth McGill University
Past President Geert Jacobs Ghent University
Past President Marcel Robles Eastern Kentucky University

Bylaws of Business Communication Research Foundation