The 2015 STC election is currently open. If you’re a member, you should have received a link to the election website (send email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not). Please vote! The Society needs your active involvement. You can find out more about the candidates here.
Not that anyone asked, but here’s who I voted for.
For Vice President: Adriane Hunt
It’s important for the Vice President, who will become President of the Society through automatic succession, to have significant experience with the profession and the Society, and to be an articulate spokesperson when dealing with industry representatives. Adriane is a long-time technical communicator and STC member active at the chapter and Society level. She holds a senior management position within her industry and would bring that experience to the role.
For Treasurer: Jane Wilson
Jane, the incumbent, is running for reelection.
For Director: Craig Baehrand Lisa Pietrangeli
Craig is an Associate Fellow and Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech. He’s co-chair of the Body of Knowledge project, one of the critical elements (literally a defining element) of our profession, so he’s used to dealing with the Board. It’s important to have a voice for the academic community (though we don’t elect constituent representatives per se). He understands the importance of attracting new members while supporting existing ones, and is active in mentoring, which I support.
Lisa is active at the chapter and Society level and in regional conferences. Like Adriane, she holds a senior management position within her industry.
For Nominating Committee: Rick Lippincott and Cindy Currie
I know Rick personally. He’s an Associate fellow, a longtime leader of the New England Chapter, and a cockeyed optimist, which I think is an important quality. He understands how this can’t be “your father’s STC” if we expect to adapt to change.
I know Cindy personally. She’s a past President of the Society (when I was a Director), a Fellow, chair of the Fellows Committee, and active in the international competitions. She knows what it takes to serve the Society and she knows everyone, so she’s an obvious choice.