Ann Marie Queeney
I have spent most of my technical communication career as a senior document specialist at Johnson & Johnson medical device companies in New Jersey, California, and Indiana. I managed the daily operation of document systems, edited procedures and other technical documents, and advised users regarding company requirements, government regulations, and ISO standard 13485.
During my career at J&J, I had the opportunity to work with a broad range of functional areas and organizational levels, from line employees to senior management. I particularly enjoyed my experience working in a multi-facility, multi-national environment. As a member of one company’s Worldwide Document Council, I led and participated in projects to improve and harmonize document practices. I also participated in long-range planning, including the launch of a new electronic document system. The council consisted of members in the U.S. (Indiana, Massachusetts, and California), England, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, France, and China.
In 2014, I decided to pursue a longtime interest in assisting SMEs strengthen their technical writing skills and started my consulting business, A.M. Queeney, LLC.
My STC experience includes several SIG leadership positions. I have served as the Technical Editing (TE) SIG manager, program manager, and membership manager. I received the Distinguished SIG Service Award (DSSA) and Technical Editing SIG Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of my work as the SIG’s program manager.
I am currently the Policies and Procedures (P&P) SIG manager and program manager. My accomplishments include increasing the webinars offered to members, collaborating with other STC communities to improve the SIG’s services, and recognizing senior members for their contributions via the Society’s Awards and Honors programs.
As a SIG leader, I have helped develop a strategy for growth and managed budgets to maximize member services. I have also participated on the Society-level as a member of the SIG Taskforce team.
Outside of my consulting business and STC activities, I am a Board member and active volunteer for a nonprofit organization that celebrates my county’s historical heritage. Last year we offered over 60 free programs to the community, including 20 walking tours. As a Board member, I allocate funding and assist in shaping our organization’s mission.