Steve Jong for STC Director

Photo of Steve Jong at the podium of the 2011 STC Summit

6 December 2016

 

If you are a current STC member, I have a personal favor to ask. I ask you to sign my nomination petition to appear on the ballot as a candidate for Director at Large of the Society in the upcoming Board election. As specified in Article VIII, Section 2, Part D of the STC Bylaws, I must collect some 600 member signatures in the next month to get on the ballot.

Why do I need to take this route? Well, I was vetted by the STC Nominating Committee, but not selected for the preliminary slate. You know my qualifications: I’ve served as an STC Director at Large and chairman of the Society’s first Certification Commission. I’m a 40-year practitioner, a 30-year member, an Associate Fellow, a past chapter president, and a President’s Award winner for my dedication and leadership. I have managed doc groups and led multiple non-profits. I have experience, and also a unique perspective as someone who understands STC both from top to bottom and from inside and out, and who can help effect the changes we need to survive and thrive.

Signing the petition does not commit you to voting for me in the election, but it does support my opportunity to serve you by letting me appear on the ballot. If I am so honored, I will campaign as a regular candidate. But I pledge to you that I’ll work as hard for STC this time as I have in my past roles—and as hard as I’m working right now to get that chance.

If you’re a current member, please sign the petition. Go here for more information on my platform.

Finally, whether you’re a current member or not, you can help me reach my signature goal by forwarding this message and the petition URL to your own network of contacts: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/steve-jong-nomination-by-petition-for-stc

Thank you so much for your consideration and your help!

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stevefjong

I am a lifelong technical communicator, an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, and former chairman of the STC Certification Commission. I earned a BA in Physics and Astronomy, and an MS in Science Communication, from Boston University. I am married with three children and we live in my childhood home town of Westford, Massachusetts. Outside of my professional work I'm interested in vocal performance, music in general, reading, writing, astronomy, and Boston sports.

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