Election Results: Introducing the 2020–2021 Council

STC New England is pleased to announce the results of the Administrative Council election.

The 2020–2021 Council members are:

President: Mike Nelson

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Mike Nelson

You have elected Mike Chapter President. He is Product Documentation and Training Manager for KVH Industries, Inc., based in Rhode Island. He holds a bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) in English Writing and Communication from UMass Dartmouth and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy submarine service.

A senior member of the STC’s New England chapter, Mike has participated in the publications competition every year since 2002, often serving as a judge and committee member, and earning over 30 regional and international awards, including three regional Best in Show awards. From 2007-2009, he chaired the Boston chapter’s Tech Pubs competition. And in 2018, he brought the regional competition back to New England after a four-year hiatus by partnering with the STC Alliance and serving on its council.

You can contact Mike at president@stcnewengland.org.

Treasurer: Nathan Richardson

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Nathan Richardson

You have elected Nathan Chapter Treasurer. He is a writer and technical communicator currently living in Maine. He is interested in improving user experiences and expanding access and accessibility through thoughtful writing and information design. Nathan is also the facilitator for the STC Accessibility community of interest (COI).

You can contact Nathan at treasurer@stcnewengland.org.


Secretary: Sharon Metzger

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Sharon Metzger

You have re-elected Sharon Chapter Secretary. Sharon has recently been a member of STC and the New England chapter for 6 years and was a member of the STC Boston chapter in the 1990s. She has been a volunteer with STC competitions and with the InterChange regional conference and has served on the administrative council as secretary for the past year and web site manager for two years. She has 30 years of experience as a technical writer, with a bachelor’s degree in Technical Communication and Mathematics (MIT) and a Master of Technical and Professional Writing (Northeastern). Sharon currently leads Product Documentation at Blue Cedar in Marlborough, MA.

You can contact Sharon at sharon.metzger@gmail.com.

Immediate Past President: Steven Jong

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Steven Jong

Steve automatically assumes the role of Chapter Immediate Past President. Steve has been Chapter President for three non-consecutive terms, has served at the Society level on the Board of Directors and several Board-level committees, and has served as chair of the first Certification Commission. Steve is a Fellow of the Society and the 2012 President’s Award winner. Steve currently works at Hitachi Vantara in Waltham, MA.

You can contact Steve at stevefjong@comcast.net.

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