As the head of the International Technical Communication’s SIG Nominations committee, I’m announcing the leadership council elections for the year 2011.
The leadership team will assume charge during the STC Summit 2011 at Sacramenta, California. For more information on the summit, refer http://summit.stc.org/
We had announced elections for the following four leadership positions:
- Assistant Manager
We received only one nomination for each position and they are elected unanimously.
Let me take this opportunity to introduce all the elected members:
- Manager: Traci Nathans- Kelly
- Assistant Manager: Swaminathan Moorthy
- Secretary: Gina Wadley
- Treasurer: Carol Luttrell
Profiles of all elected members are as follows:
Traci Nathans-Kelly currently works in the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison teaching undergraduate and graduate technical communication. Her graduate students are part of the Masters of Engineering Professional Practice degree, and all of them are at least five years into their working career. She also is the editor for the IEEE/Wiley series of books entitled Engineering Professional Communication and is authoring a book for that series entitled Slide Rules: Design, Build, and Archive Presentations in Engineering and Technical Fields. She is happy to be continuing her work as a SIG manager for ITC.
Swaminathan Moorthy currently works as a Principal Technical Writer in India. He has been associated with STC India Chapter for more than 6 years now in various capacities. For the year 2011, Swami handles the responsibility of Secretary and Membership Manager for STC India Chapter. Most recently, Swami was also the Secretary of ITC SIG and managed ITC portal with Ann Wiley.
Gina Wadley is a technical writer/localization coordinator for Numara Software, Inc. in Tampa, Florida. She has been a technical writer for the past 10 years, writing user documentation such as online help, user guides, and release notes, as well as creating screencasts for software tutorials. In the past year she has been piloting using wikis for user documentation, and gave presentations at her local STC chapter as well as the STC Summit 2010 in Dallas entitled “Engaging Users in our Wiki Docs Content Strategy”. She won the Numara Software Zuse Award for Innovation of the Quarter in December, 2010 for her work on the Confluence wiki documentation. She is working with localization service providers on issues in translating wikis and continues to work towards launching the wiki in the near future. She also coordinates application strings/user documentation localization/translations for Numara Software’s software applications. Prior to working in technical communications, Gina previously was the corporate computer training coordinator and trainer at Central Florida Community College. She also taught high school and junior high French and Art (she’s a certified French K-12 teacher). Additionally, she worked as a research manager/corporate librarian at a multinational investment company where she mentored interns studying communications and international business. She has two B.A.s (French and Education) and an M.Ed. (Instructional Design/Web-based Training) from the University of South Florida. A native of Tampa, Florida, she has lived and worked in Montreal and Hong Kong. She will be married on March 18, 2011 in Paris, France, and resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. Gina maintains a personal blog at http://ginafromtampa.wordpress.com/. She has been an STC member since 2008 and belongs to the Suncoast Chapter in Tampa Bay area (Florida). She is an active participant on the ITC email discussion list and hopes to take on a more active role in the ITC.
Carolyn Luttrell is one of the founders of ITC. For STC, she is an Associate Fellow and a senior member of the Philadelphia Metro Chapter. She is a Document Management Specialist with DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware.
Carolyn has been in the technical communications and training fields for nearly 30 years. She holds a BA from Widener University an MA from Villanova University, both in English Literature, and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Environmental and Energy Policy at the University of Delaware. She is treasurer of the International SIG and co-manager of the Environmental, Safety and Health SIG.
For contact details, do visit http://itcglobaltalk.org/leadership-team/
Let me take the opportunity to introduce the nominations committee. Nominations committee was made up of myself and Rajdeep Gupta from India. Rajdeep Gupta is the President and Sponsorship Manager for the STC India Chapter 2011. Professionally, he is the Business Development Manager for Author-it Corporation for South Asia and enjoys quizzing and usability of web application.
For further queries, please mail me offline.
Thanks and Regards,
On behalf of the Nominations Committee, ITC SIG Elections