Here is the list of nominees for the ITC Leadership Team. The announcement for voting for Treasurer will come in a few days.
Manager: Traci Nathans-Kelly
Assistant Manager: Philip A. Gray
Secretary: Swaminathan Moorthy
Treasurer: Carol Luttrell and Bob Caskey
Profiles of all nominated members are as follows:
Traci is a senior STC member and the current Manager for the International Technical Communication SIG. In the past, she has participated as a judge at the international level for the Society for Technical Communication publications competition. At her teaching post at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she regularly holds online workshops/webinars regarding technical presentations. One of the more exciting opportunities was in summer 2008, where she worked with the ProVention (a UN sponsored project) webinar series for Europe/Central Asia, Latin America/Carribean, South Africa, and Thailand. Participants in the “Improving Technical Presentations and Posters” series called in from Turkey, Georgia, Costa Rica, Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Benin, Cameroon, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Thailand, Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Korea, Japan, Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines. During one of those webinars with Africa, she remembers the typical internet café noises of chatting and dishes clattering, but she also dealt with the buzz of mopeds and the bleats of goats streaming across the webinar lines.
Traci earned her PhD in 1997 in English. At that time, she was also the program director for the Scientific and Technical Communication BS degree at the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC). While at UMC, Traci was able to teach two summer sessions of “Global Communication” as a Study Abroad class in Italy and Swizerland, visting with head communications leaders at the United Nations and at the International Red Cross Red Crescent. At the moment, she is also consulting with a Disaster Management Group, located in the Carribean, on their documents and training materials.
She came to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to teach in the College of Engineering’s Technical Communication program in 2000, where she teaches Technical Communication (grad and undergrad), Technical Editing, Writing User Manuals, Technical Presentations, and other courses.
Philip A. Gray
With degrees in engineering (BS General Engineering 1976, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York; and MS Industrial Engineering (Engineering Management) 1989, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee), Phil Gray is presently serving as a Senior Technical Writer for Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc., in Johnson City, TN. He has extensive and progressive expertise in Technical Communications, ranging from manual, online help, and e-business development; to class development and presentation; to product knowledge. He has served as a senior technical instructor for more than thirteen years and senior technical writer for more than six years; he developed and documented information products on the full range of Siemens industrial automation technology. Phil is intensely interested in other cultures and languages of the world.
Swaminathan Moorthy works as a Senior Information Developer with a company in Bangalore, India. He has been a part of the STC India Chapter for the last four years and as a member of STC for the last three years. As a part of STC India Chapter activities, he has been the Membership and Employment Manager for the year 2008 and Employment Manager for the year 2009. Swami is also the head of the nominations committee for ITC elections for the year 2009.
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.
Bob Caskey is Business Development Manager for OmniLingua Inc in Cedar Rapids Iowa. With over 20 years experience in electronic and database publishing, print on demand, content management, authoring systems and localization/translation Bob’s real passion is continuous process improvement. Bob served as a Russian translator/analyst for the Army Security Agency in Berlin, Germany and graduated from the University of Illinois. Currently, Mr. Caskey focuses on the automotive, life sciences and software industries in his professional role.
Bob Caskey presents papers at the local, regional and national level. His expertise is in content management lifecycle management. At the last two STC Summits, he volunteered at the International Pavilion hosted by ITC.
He owns and manages his own successful business which prepares him to manage the finances of ITC.
Head of Nominations Committee, International Technical Communication SIG