For courage and persistence in your commitment to learning and exploring new technologies, and for your generously sharing your leadership, knowledge, and skills with the Berkeley Chapter, your STC colleagues, your coworkers, and your community.
Maria Antonieta (Tonie) Flores is a native of Honduras. Tonie was allured to emerging computer technology as a data collection clerk on Wall Street while still in high school. By the time she earned her BA in mathematics from Boston University, she had worked with information technology at NASA, Prudential, and Northeastern University. Tonie holds an MS in systems analysis from the University of Rochester School of Management.
For 15 years at IBM, Tonie explained computer applications to office workers, systems engineers, and systems administrators. Later, Tonie used her core skills to develop and deliver training for enterprise resource planning deployments. Studies in personal development and a stint as a usability consultant enhance her effectiveness as a decoder of information management technology to knowledge workers.
After many years as a technical communicator at OSIsoft, an engineering software company, Tonie now coaches clients on ways to restore ailing content management systems.
Tonie is an active member and past officer of the Berkeley Chapter of STC and a long-time competition judge at regional and international levels.