STC Florida 2022 (and a bit of 2023) in Review

STC Florida 2022 (and a bit of 2023) in Review

STC Florida 2022 (and a bit of 2023) in Review

As we begin 2023, as president of the Florida chapter I wanted to take this time to celebrate 2022! In a year with hurricanes and finding a new pandemic norm, I am incredibly proud of our community, both long-time members and new faces. 

Chapter Officers

I want to thank our chapter officers for their challenging work planning events, offering services, and keeping our community on track.

  • Vice President: Julia Southwick
  • Secretary: John Clement and Yosh Leonard
  • Treasurer: W.C. Wiese
  • Immediate Past President: Debra Johnson
  • Director-at-Large: Alex Garcia

Events and Speakers

We typically hold monthly educational meetings, typically on the third Thursday of each month on Zoom These events benefit our community and promote a strong camaraderie among our members. 

Did you miss a meeting and want to know what happened while you were gone? Please visit our YouTube to see what you missed! There’s a Chapter Meetings Playlist of past meetings on our YouTube if you want to see all of these presentations.

I want to thank each and every one of the panelists and presenters who have volunteered their time in the 2022-2023 chapter year so far:

Recap of the 2022 STC Summit (August meeting)

  • John Clement
  • Zachary Miller
  • Sarah Vilcnik

Tech Comm Tools (September meeting)

  • Myself
  • Amanda Patterson
  • Alex Garcia

Building Workplace Respect and Solving Conflict (October meeting)

  • WC Wiese
  • Jessica Nealon
  • Rachael Swertfeger

Introverted Leadership Panel (November meeting)

  • Ben Woelk
  • Lori Meyer
  • Nick Ducharme
  • Sarah Feldman
  • Todd Deluca

Problem Solvers Panel 2023 (January meeting)

  • Joe Ryan
  • Lori Corbett
  • Lori Meyer

MadCap Flare: A Quick Tour and Advanced Tips & Tricks (January meeting)

  • Scott Deloach

Alex Garcia is an STC Associate Fellow!

If you hadn’t seen the post in Memo to Members, please join me in offering hearty congratulations to Alex Garcia who has achieved the rank of STC Associate Fellow! Alex’s citation speaks to his incredible volunteerism and STC and beyond:

For your contributions to aerospace system documentation as an engineer and technical communicator, for mentoring new professionals, for continuous contributions as a Chapter and Society leader, and for your passion for diversity and inclusion.

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