Content Is King…We Design, Develop, and Deliver Valuable Content

By Paul Mueller, STC elections candidate

The Washington DC – Baltimore Chapter is a leading STC community that continues to amaze me. I was excited about my scheduled visit in October 2012, but Hurricane Sandy did not permit that visit to happen. I look forward to my next opportunity to visit your area and discuss various ideas and approaches at a program meeting. Through these discussions, we are able to learn from each other and explore new ideas and solutions.

Events that facilitate the exchange of ideas are a vital part of STC. As colleagues, we challenge each other to find better ways to solve problems, and then to share those ideas and solutions. I am impressed and inspired by how our community members share their ideas, debate various approaches, and help each other find new solutions. These communities, combined with the many educational offerings organized by STC, bring a vast amount of knowledge to the technical communication industry.

I would like to serve the Society as the Vice President and I am asking for your vote. I am grateful for all that STC has provided to help me throughout my career. I would like to lend my leadership and business experience to help STC continue to serve our industry and shape future leaders. Content is king and STC should be recognized as the organization that helps you design, develop, and deliver valuable content.

STC elections are often very close and your vote is important in selecting the leaders who will help shape the future direction of our professional organization. Voting in the 2013 Society for Technical Communication (STC) election begins March 11 and ends March 22 at 5 pm ET (10.00 GMT).

I have enjoyed serving STC in many local and international roles. I have served as a Director on the STC Board, as the Chair of several Task Forces, and in many Summit leadership positions including the Summit Conference Chair for 2012 and 2013. If you would like more information about me and what I can contribute to the leadership of STC, please visit my election website, and my section of the STC election website. Thank you for being an important part of our professional community and I look forward to seeing many of you in Atlanta at the 2013 Summit.

STC 2012 Election — Meet the Candidates

STC Elections 2012The 2012 STC Election will take place Friday, 2 March, through Friday, 23 March. The 2012 STC Ballot is not yet available. When the election opens, a link to the online Ballot will be posted here.

Find out more about the election, get to know the candidates, and pose questions by visiting the STC Election web pages.

photo of Nicky BleielNicky Bleiel—STC Candidate for Vice President

Find out more about Nicky Bleiel by visiting her website and by reading her Newsletter Article [no longer available, 2018] about the election and her vision for the Society.

Some of us will remember Nicky for her encouraging and enthusiastic participation in the Virtual Town Hall meeting on January 25, 2012. Nicky will be the featured speaker at our awards celebration on March 21st (new date), so we can meet her in person during the election cycle.

Ray Gallon, candidate for Director

Ray Gallon—STC Candidate for Director

Ray is an independent consultant specializing in the convergence of content strategy, content development, and usability. He is currently in his second term as president of STC France. Before that, he was the chapter's education outreach manager, and guided STC France's mentoring programme.

Ray will be posting specific articles about important issues on his personal blog, related to his strategy of Radical Persuasion. Join him there, and leave your comments, or raise the issues that concern you the most.

As we hear from other candidates, we will be posting updates on our Chapter blog, so stay tuned as we prepare for the 2012 elections.

Good luck to Nicky, Ray, and all the STC candidates.