Meet the Candidates – Jamie Gillenwater

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This entry is being posted on behalf of Jamie Gillenwater, candidate for Nominating Committee in the 2017 STC election. More information about Jamie can be found on her STC election page.

Dear STC Member,

I am asking for your vote for the STC Nominating Committee.

If elected to the Nominating Committee, I understand the future of the Society is shaped by my diligence and candidate recommendations. STC has been a cornerstone for the technical communications industry, and under solid leadership can continue as such for decades to come. I have built a solid network of technical communication leaders over the past seven years. These connections will allow me to identify potential candidates for the 2018 and 2019 slate.

I work as an independent contractor, which provides me with the self-discipline and flexibility to fulfill the responsibilities of this role. I have been an active member since she joined the Society for Technical Communication in 2010, when I immediately became involved in the STC Foothills chapter, which merged with STC Carolina to offer greater value to the decreasing membership in the Foothills. I was heavily involved in making the merger a successful one, and then served the Carolina chapter as secretary for two years.

After serving at a chapter-level, I wanted to serve the Society as a whole. I began volunteering on the Summit Committee as a reviewer (2013), continuing as a track manager (2015, 2017), and program manager (2016). Because continuing education is critical to the technical communication industry, I approach Summit programming with an aim to provide cutting-edge ideas for experienced communicators as well as beginner topics for first-time attendees.

Through my involvement in these roles, I have a solid network of experienced leaders in the technical communication industry. I will leverage these connections to recruit and vet potential Board and Nominating Committee members.

I have gained so much through my membership in the Society for Technical Communication—knowledge, skills, and friendships. And I am ready to give back if elected to this role. As a member of the Nominating Committee, I will work with my fellow committee members to ensure candidates for the Board are prepared, so the Society can continue its role as the industry leader.

Feel free to ask questions through the STC Candidate Forum ( or connect with my directly on LinkedIn (
I look forward to the opportunity to serve you as a Member. Thank you for your consideration!|

All the best,
Jamie Gillenwater, CPTC
STC Carolina Member
Consultant & Independent Contractor SIG Member
2017 Summit Management & Leadership Track Manager