Director (two-year term, eligible to run for another two-year term)

Every director represents all members of the Society and serves as a communication link between the board of directors and the members, communities, and any programs for which the director has been assigned. Directors are voting members of the board. Directors may be asked to travel to various STC communities and events to represent the Society.

Each candidate for director should have a history of successful leadership in STC or with another organization. Leadership can be in various areas of the Society such as local or Society-level communities and committees. Valuable assets for this position are proven leadership skills, knowledge of STC, ability to speak well in public, trouble-shooting skills, and tactfulness. Experience in one of the following areas is also helpful: governance, finance, or community advocacy.

Alisa Bonsignore

Candidate for Director

Alisa Bonsignore runs Clarifying Complex Ideas, a technical communication consultancy based in the San Francisco Bay area. She holds a BA from Bucknell University in English and Political Science with dual minors in Philosophy and Post-Soviet Studies. She is chair of the STC Education Advisory Panel, and has served on the STC Conference Committee. Alisa has been a featured speaker at a number of conferences and events, including multiple STC Summits, and conducts on-site workshops for groups around the world. Bonsignore is also active in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Health Academy, and the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA). Her work with content management and strategy frequently involves a broad range of communications disciplines, including marketing communications, public relations, product marketing, sales training, internal communications and executive communications.

Kirsty Taylor

Candidate for Director

Kirsty is a senior manager of documentation for ABB Enterprise Software product group, and is based in Brisbane, Australia. She is also responsible for product and content localizations globally for the ABB enterprise software products, which means she is used to juggling international time zones and advocating for thinking and being global, rather than only local.

Liz Herman

Candidate for Director

Dr. Liz Herman, PMP, CPTC, is Director of Health & Analytics in Battelle’s Arlington, VA office where she focuses primarily on Health and Human Services (HHS) accounts and serves as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) account manager. Her extensive experience with CMS crosses beneficiaries, consumers, providers, community health partners, and CMS staff. She has been directly involved with implementation of the Medicare Prescription Drug program, the Durable Medical Equipment Competitive Bidding program, and the Affordable Care Act. Her project management work spans business development, operations, training, content management, communications, and outreach. Dr. Herman holds a PhD in Business from Walden University, an MA in English from Iowa State University, and a BA in Journalism from the University of Iowa. Dr. Herman is a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication, where she has served in various leadership roles in the Eastern Iowa and Washington DC chapters. She is also an active member of the Project Management Institute and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and enjoys teaching technical communication courses.

Rajdeep Gupta

Candidate for Director

Rajdeep Gupta has 10+ years experience in Technical Communication, Sales and Marketing, Project Management, and Translation. He has worked for Infosys, Misys, and Author-it before starting Blue Dots Consultancy Services. At present, he is the Managing Director of Blue Dots looking after the training and translation division. He has approximately 3500 training hours teaching professionals like software developers, technical writers, project managers and others in XML and DITA, Cloud, CMS, and Customer Focused Documentation. Rajdeep is a former STC India Chapter President, and has also held several other chapter officer roles. In 2012, he received with STC Distinguished Chapter Service Award. Rajdeep has an MBA in Information Systems and a Diploma in Cyber Laws. He is located in Bangalore, India.

Robert Perry

Candidate for Director

Robert Perry is a Senior Technical Writer with SAS in Cary, North Carolina, and is an instructor with the Duke University Continuing Studies Technical Writing Program. Robert holds a BA in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina and a Masters in Technical Communication from the North Carolina State University. Originally a chemist, he changed careers to technical writing in the mid-1990s. Robert is an active member of the Human Rights Campaign, the Alumni Associations of both UNC and NCSU, and Milner Memorial Presbyterian Church. Robert is a senior member of the STC, where he has served in various leadership roles in the Carolina and New York Metro chapters. He served as President of the Carolina Chapter last year when it received the Community of the Year award and is being honored as an Associate Fellow this year.

Todd DeLuca

Candidate for Director

Todd DeLuca is a Technical Communications Manager with Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS). Todd holds a MS in Technical and Scientific Communication (MTSC) and a BS in Economics from Miami University, Ohio. He also holds an E-learning Certificate in Instructional Design from Penn State University. He is currently serving STC as Conference Committee Chair for the 2016 STC Summit. He manages the Technical Communications team at Black Knight Financial Services (BKFS), where he direcs and leads technical writers that develop software release documentation for software products.