Chief Executive Officer
“STC's vision, as dictated by the board of directors, is to be recognized as the authority in the field of technical communication for those who design and deliver complex technical content. I believe STC can help individual members articulate their value through the content they develop. By transforming complex information into usable products and services, technical communicators are user and business advocates. They make products safer and more efficient and effective. In every program STC offers, such as professional development opportunities like Roundtable, a robust education program, an annual conference, certification, or publications, STC strives to provide technical communicators with the tools and learning they need to advance in their careers. STC should share the universal values of its membership and be an advocate for and collaborator with all stakeholders in the field. I look forward to working toward achieving these goals.”
Liz Pohland is an experienced editor, communicator, executive, and strategic thinker. She is a senior member of STC and was Intercom magazine's editor for over a decade. She studied technical communication and rhetoric in Texas Tech University's online PhD program, earned a Master's degree in English from Virginia Tech University, and has a BA in English and French from Hollins University. Before joining STC in 2009, Liz worked for the Folger Shakespeare Library, Princeton University Press, and Peterson's Publishing.
Director of Membership and Community Relations
Erin brings 15 years of association experience working both in membership and registration. Her last position was with the American Alliance of Museums, in Arlington, VA, where she worked as their Member Services and Registration Manager for over ten years.
Erin was born and raised in the Washington, DC area and currently lives in Alexandria, VA. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, sightseeing near and far, visiting museums, and is active in the local theater community.
Director of Meetings and Convention Operations
Elaine has been with STC since December 2006. Prior to coming to STC, she served as the Convention Operations Manager for the American Diabetes Association National Office, and Meetings and Exhibition Manager for Document Management Industries Association (DMIA). Elaine has also held positions in a variety of corporate environments including STG, Inc. (at the client site), Xerox Corporation, Mills Corporation, and Manpower employment service. Elaine has maintained her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) certification since 1996.
Sarah serves as Publications Manager for STC's magazine, Intercom, and journal, Technical Communication. She hold a BA in English from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and an MS in publishing from New York University. She's spent 15 years working in publishing, the last 7 of which have been focused on producing association publications and guiding content strategy. Outside of work, Sarah plays flute with a community orchestra near her home in New Jersey and enjoys finding adventures with her family.
Kira Jones is STC’s Marketing Manager. She has her BA in Sociology from Haverford College and MA in Sports Journalism from the University of Southern California. She served as the Director of Marketing & Communications at the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) in Hilton Head, SC, and spent the past few years working in public relations before returning to the marketing world. In her free time she enjoys traveling, writing, golfing, playing squash, and attending sporting events.
Industry Relations Manager