Category: Announcements

Who’s There for Communities? The Succession Planning Team

Who’s There for Communities? Meet the CAC Team for 2016 -2017

Community leaders will be glad to hear that once again, the STC Community Affairs Committee (CAC) has got their back in 2016-2017. If you need help, feel stuck, or just want ideas, look to the CAC as your connection to STC resources, Board of Directors, and staff.

Let’s introduce this year’s team so you can reach out.

Lori Meyer

Succession Planning Task Force Lead

Lori Meyer heads up the Succession Planning Task Force. Lori, an STC Fellow, is a leader and volunteer in eight STC communities. She has served in several community leadership roles, including chapter president, SIG co-manager, secretary, treasurer, and membership manager. Currently, she serves as president of the Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter, co-manager of the Instructional Design and Learning SIG, and membership manager of five chapters. She also has served as a competition judge and a mentor. She is working on putting all of this experience to work to help fellow community leaders stay enthusiastic about their involvement with STC and plan for ongoing success.

Lori lives in northern California, where she develops and edits content for cloud-based software applications.

Contact Lori when you want to build and maintain strong community leadership teams. She loves to hear about leadership success stories and challenges!

Tweet to Lori at @lrmeyer747

Read more about Lori at http://wdcb.stcwdc.org/about-us/chapter-bios/meyer-bio/

Sean Stevenson

Succession Planning Task Force Member

Sean Stevenson, Immediate Past President of the Washington, DC-Baltimore chapter of STC, is a technical communicator working in business development. He started as a creative writer who taught writing on the side, and eventually realized he needed a career, not just a means to support himself. In 2008, he took a job at Northrop Grumman in Maryland as a Technical Editor. Over time, he found his way into business development and in 2013, took a job as a proposal manager at EMCOR Government Services in Arlington, VA. Sean has an MFA in playwriting from the Actors Studio Drama School and a B.A. in Humanities from the University of Chicago. He teaches yoga in his spare time and wants to teach English as a Foreign Language again.  

Tweet to Sean at @seanstevenson

Read more about Sean at http://wdcb.stcwdc.org/about-us/chapter-bios/stevenson-bio/

 

Who’s There for Communities? The SIG Outreach Team

Who’s There for Communities? Meet the CAC Team for 2016 -2017

Community leaders will be glad to hear that once again, the STC Community Affairs Committee (CAC) has got their back in 2016-2017. If you need help, feel stuck, or just want ideas, look to the CAC as your connection to STC resources, Board of Directors, and staff.

Let’s introduce this year’s team so you can reach out.

Jamye Sagan

SIG Outreach Lead

Jamye Sagan and her team provide support and outreach to all the SIGs, to make sure they have the resources they need to manage their communities. Jamye belongs to three SIGs, currently serves on the Community Achievement Award and Pacesetter Award committees, and has written several book reviews for the Technical Communication journal. She is also a Senior Member of STC.  As the Pharmacy Communication Advisor for H-E-B, a regional grocery chain based in Texas, Jamye manages the communications between the corporate office and the store pharmacies.

Contact Jamye if you have any questions or concerns about SIGs.

Tweet to Jamye at @gimli_the_kitty

 

Ramesh Aiyyangar

SIG Outreach Team Member

Ramesh Aiyyangar is a SIG Outreach member and works closely with the Academic, Lone Writer, and Technical Editing SIGs. Ramesh would like these SIGs to thrive and provides all the support and resources that they may need to manage their communities.

Currently, Ramesh is also serving as an Editorial Advisory Board member for Technical Communication since 2015. He was a jury member for the 2015 Frank R. Smith Award.

In 2015, Ramesh was named Associate Fellow and awarded the Distinguished Chapter Service Award. Ramesh is a senior member of STC and has been involved in technical communication for 21+ years. He has served STC, and STC India for 16+ years in assorted positions, including: Immediate Past President, Election Officer, President, Secretary, and so on.

During the day, he works as Business Head – Technical Communication at Persistent Systems.

Contact Ramesh Aiyyangar if you need any resources, help or support for your community.

Tweet to Ramesh at @aiyyangar

 

James Bousquet

SIG Outreach Team Member

James Bousquet is a member of the SIG Outreach Team and works with the Accessibility, Instructional Design and Learning, and Usability and User Experience SIGs.

Jim has been continuously active on the STC Southwestern Ontario Chapter council since 2009, holding various roles—including treasurer, webmaster, president, and now immediate past president. He has been the treasurer of the Instructional Design and Learning SIG since 2014. He also served on the 2017 Community Budget Review Committee.

Jim lives in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and is a Senior Customer Trainer at ATS Life Sciences.

Contact Jim if you have questions or would like help to make your SIG successful.

Tweet to Jim at @jimbousquet

Who’s There for Communities? Timothy Esposito, Webmaster

Who’s There for Communities? Meet the CAC Team for 2016 -2017

Community leaders will be glad to hear that once again, the STC Community Affairs Committee (CAC) has got their back in 2016-2017. If you need help, feel stuck, or just want ideas, look to the CAC as your connection to STC resources, Board of Directors, and staff.

Let’s introduce this year’s team so you can reach out.

Timothy Esposito
Timothy Esposito

Timothy Esposito

Webmaster

Timothy Esposito, an STC Associate Fellow, is a principal technical writer at Oracle Corp. in Philadelphia, PA. His technical communication career began nearly 17 years ago when a past employer tasked him to first conduct, and then improve, a training class. Currently he works on teams with members living across the globe, from India through Europe, and across the United States.

After joining STC in 2005, Timothy started a scholarship program for undergraduates, for which he helped earn the Philadelphia Metro Chapter a Pacesetter Award. He has helped plan the PMC Conferences since 2008, as well as the Regional TechComm Competition with New York Metro and other chapters. He has been on the PMC board of directors for more than 10 years, serving as Treasurer for five years, as Vice President, as Webmaster, and now as President.  He earned a Distinguished Chapter Service Award in 2015.

At the Society level, Timothy participated in the 2012 and 2015 budget review committees which reviewed all the submitted budgets for both SIGs and chapters. In 2015, he joined the STC Community Affairs Committee (CAC) as their webmaster and published several Best Practices articles on the CAC website (www.cac-stc.org). For the CAC, Timothy has worked with chapters to transfer their web hosting to STC, and to troubleshoot technology issues. Also, he has hosted and co-presented CAC webinars on topics ranging from managing chapter finances to attracting new members. After serving on the Scholarship Task Force, Timothy joined the new Scholarship Committee in 2016. Timothy’s book reviews have appeared in Technical Communication since early 2016.

Contact Tim for information about our website, http://www.cac-stc.org/

Tweet to Tim at @tmesposit

Who’s There for Communities? Steven Jong, Leadership Webinars

Who’s There for Communities? Meet the CAC Team for 2016 -2017

Community leaders will be glad to hear that once again, the STC Community Affairs Committee (CAC) has got their back in 2016-2017. If you need help, feel stuck, or just want ideas, look to the CAC as your connection to STC resources, Board of Directors, and staff.

Let’s introduce this year’s team so you can reach out.

Steven Jong

Leadership Webinars

Our goal is to provide valuable information for community leaders and volunteers. Contact Steve if there’s something you’d like to know more about, or if you are interested in volunteering for a leadership webinar yourself.

Steve has knocked around STC for quite some time now. He’s an Associate Fellow and an active member of the New England Chapter and other communities. Steve is a former Director at Large of STC, a past president of the Boston (now New England) Chapter, a judge and best-of-show judge for both the chapter and the Society publications competitions (now the International Summit Awards), and the chairman of the first STC Certification Commission. He’s currently on the New England Chapter council, administrator of their mentoring program, and managing editor of the STC New England News.

Steve has held a number of management, individual-contributor, and contract jobs in technical communication. Currently he works as a Principal Technical Communicator at Oracle, in Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA.

Steve earned an MS in Science Communication, and a BA in Physics and Astronomy, from Boston University. He lives in Westford, Massachusetts, USA, and participates in community chorus.

Connect with Steve on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevefjong

Tweet to Steve at @ErnestScribbler