The STC Florida chapter has an annual tradition around this time of year: our Annual Employment Panel! The panelists’ names and bios are below! We invite a panel of hiring managers and professionals who hire and work with technical communicators to answer your questions about working in the field. This is a perfect chance to ask some experts your burning questions about interviewing, resumes, career advice, mentoring, work samples/portfolios, and more! I highly recommend joining us for this one if you are able.
Please click here and RSVP for our Annual Employment Panel!
Come prepared with your questions and hear stories from the ground floor of the hiring process. This panel will not only benefit early-career technical communicators but those with experience as well. It’s always a good idea to sharpen your interviewing skills, you never know what the future holds. We will be announcing this year’s panelists here in Memo to Members soon.
We will be charging the following rates for this meeting:
- Free for students
- $5 for STC Florida Chapter Members (part of Society for Technical Communication membership)
- $15 for all other attendees
Meet the Panelists!
Technical Documentation Manager at Lockheed Martin
Patrick Green is a Lockheed Martin (LM) Technical Publications Manager who works at the Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) Training and Logistics Solutions (TLS) facility to provide high-quality technical publications for the products developed at this site. Patrick moved to Orlando in 2014 when he started as the Technical Publications Manager and now oversees a team of 20 writers who develop a variety of publications. Before this, he worked at the LM RMS facility in Syracuse, NY as a Logistics Project Manager where he was responsible for all logistics products for various ground-based radar systems. In addition to these two positions, Patrick has been a technical writer and customer trainer while at LM. Patrick is also a retired Marine with over 21 years of service. Patrick is a graduate of Columbia College and holds a BS in Business Administration and Human Resource Management.
Christine Christensen is the Documentation Manager at Cityworks, the leading provider of GIS-centric asset management and permitting software solutions for local government agencies and utilities. She has worked in the tech comm field for twelve years and has a master’s degree in technical communication from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Utah State University. She is a Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC) and currently serves as the president of the STC Rochester chapter and the co-facilitator for the Women in Tech Comm SIG. She lives near Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and dog.
Renee is a human resources professional specializing in recruitment, training, and development. For 15 years, she has recruited for high-growth technology companies in the screening, AI, gaming, and cannabis space. She has training and certifications in human resources, internet recruiting, behavioral interviewing, and learning agility.
Senior Technical Writer at Lockheed Martin
Lindsey has been with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (LMMFC) since 2013, where she began working with the Fixed Wing Technical Publications team as a college student. She was hired full-time in 2014 upon obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida. After a brief stint as a Logistics and Sustainment Engineer in 2017, she accepted her current position the following year, and today she is the task lead for a group of technical writers supporting multiple programs within the business unit. In addition to her Technical Publications duties, she also chairs the release of all formal engineering changes for two programs and assists as a backup for the Data Management team.