For exemplary dedication to the profession of technical communication, for leading successful project teams in a variety of disciplines, and for effective, visionary leadership that has enriched the STC Summit.

Paul Mueller is president of UserAid, which designs and implements innovative communication solutions. Paul has managed information development, usability, and graphic design teams across the United States, Bolivia, and India. As a manager, he has mentored many team members and helped them to become active promoters of technical communication through their service to STC, their companies, and the community. Paul presents at conferences on technology and management topics, and he also speaks to STC chapters, youth groups, and university students about technical communication. Paul received a BS in computer science and a BS in mathematics from the Pennsylvania State University and has been involved in technical communication for more than 25 years.

Paul is currently the Technical Communication Summit Program Chair and he has served in many other Summit-related roles. Paul has also served on the Board of Directors and he has led both the Technical Communication Editor Search Task Force and the Strategic Program Assessment (SPA) Task Force. He is active in his local STC community and has held various positions, including president, vice president, director, strategic advisor, and many committee manager roles. Paul also served as the 2001 Programs Committee Co-Manager for the STC Region 5 Conference. Paul received the Distinguished Chapter Service Award in 2006, the Outstanding Service Award in 2009, and Associate Fellow in 2011.