Community leaders will be glad to hear that the STC Community Affairs Committee (CAC) has got their back in 2014-2015. If you need help, feel stuck, or just want ideas, look to the CAC as your connection to STC resources, Board of Directors, and staff. This is the first of three CAC posts. In this post, we will meet our Chair, Ben Woelk, our Staff Liaison, Elaine Gilliam, and our Outreach Team Lead, Cindy Pao. Ben Woelk

Ben Woelk

Chair, Community Affairs Committee

Director, Society for Technical Communication

Ben Woelk is both the CAC team lead and on the STC Board of Directors. He is the architect of the Outreach Team that supports community leaders worldwide.

Reach out to Ben to be connected with the right person. Ben has connections on the STC board, on the STC staff, and on the CAC team. When you’re not sure where to turn, Ben can get you started on the right path using the wide variety of resources within STC.

Read more about Ben at

Elaine Gilliam

Elaine Gilliam

Staff Liaison

Elaine Gilliam is our STC staff insider and brings her years of experience to help us understand all about how the STC society works.

Contact Elaine when you need a direct channel to the STC staff or need to check up on the status of an STC initiative.

Read more about Elaine and the STC staff at


Cindy Pao

Outreach Team Lead

Cindy Pao is the self-proclaimed “queen of reaching out and touching you” on the Outreach Team. While specific details have not been released, members of the outreach team will liaise with chapters within a geographic region (similar to the STC regions of old). The outreach team’s job is to help communication flow from the chapters to the Board to the Office. Members of the team can provide one-on-one support, be a sounding board for ideas, or act as coach and cheerleader for community leaders and volunteers.

Contact Cindy to connect directly with your representative on the Outreach Team.

Read more about Cindy at

The 2014-2015 STC CAC has got your back! If you need help, or have a question or suggestion, don’t hesitate to contact us. Look for more CAC and Community posts using the tags CAC and Communities.

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Community Spotlight: A Tribute to Austin T. Brown
Community Spotlight: IDL SIG Student Outreach Article Competition
Community Spotlight: See the History of STC through STC Rochester

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