STC Hires Timothy Shaw as Interim Executive Director

By Aiessa Moyna, STC Immediate Past President and Search Committee Chair

On behalf of the Society for Technical Communication’s Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that STC has hired Timothy Shaw as Interim Executive Director, effective May 22. He is the eighth individual to serve as STC’s chief executive in our 70-year history. A seasoned leader, Tim has more than 25 years of experience with nonprofit associations and for-profit businesses in the social services, home restoration, transportation, and performing arts sectors. He brings a wealth of experience in executive management, strategic planning and analysis, financial management, new business development, program governance, organizational change, process improvement, marketing, and stakeholder relations.

Most recently, Tim served as Director of Marketing & Innovation for Advanced Nursing & Home Support in Rockville, MD. Early in his career, he served as Executive Director and Producing Artistic Director for the Virginia Shakespeare Company. A graduate of George Mason University, Tim resides with his family in the Washington, DC area.

“I am honored to be joining the Society for Technical Communication as it celebrates its 70th anniversary,” said Tim. “I have immense respect for the organization and the important work done by its members. I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to the strategic vision and success of the Society, and I look forward to working with the Board and staff, as well as STC members and volunteers around the globe.”

Tim will join us at the annual Technical Communication Summit Conference & Expo next week in Atlanta. If you are attending, you’ll have an opportunity to meet him in person. If you’re unable to join us at the Summit, you can learn more about Tim by viewing his profile on LinkedIn.

Search Committee members Craig Baehr, James Bousquet, Tim Esposito, Bobbi Werner, and Jane Wilson conducted an extensive search over the past several months, narrowing the pool of about 50 candidates through a series of virtual interviews. Tim’s unique background and experience distinguished him from the field. The committee was particularly impressed with his innovative approaches to common issues faced by nonprofit membership organizations emerging from the pandemic, as well as his commitment to continue to build such STC assets as our Certified Professional Technical Communicator program, educational offerings, and award-winning publications.

Please join me in thanking the Search Committee for their dedication and support throughout this process. Please also join me in extending a warm STC welcome to Tim as he assumes the role of Interim Executive Director.

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