The ATA Chronicle - November/December 2021 - 7

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Board Meeting Highlights
The American Translators Association's Board of Directors met
October 30-31, 2021, in conjunction with the Annual Conference in
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Here are some highlights from the meeting.
W
elcome: President
Madalena
Sánchez
Zampaulo welcomed the
newly elected officers and
directors-PresidentElect
Veronika Demichelis,
Secretary Alaina Brandt, and
Director Manako Ihaya-and
congratulated Treasurer
John Milan and Directors
Eve Bodeux and Meghan
Konkol on their re-election.
They join Directors Jamie
Hartz, Cristina Helmerichs,
Lorena Ortiz Schneider, and
Robert Sette. The complete
election results are online:
www.atanet.org/about-us/
board/elections. (By the way,
all five proposed Bylaws
amendments passed.)
Director Vacancy: The
Board approved the
appointments of Robin
Bonthrone and Ben Karl to
fill the vacancies created by
Director Demichelis being
elected president-elect
and Director Brandt being
elected secretary. Directors
Bonthrone and Karl will
serve until the next election
in October 2022.
Appointments: The
Board approved the
following committee chair
appointments:
www.ata-chronicle.online
y Finance and Audit
Committee: John Milan
y Governance and
Communications
Committee: Veronika
Demichelis
y Nominating and
Leadership Development
Committee: Ted Wozniak
Revised Policies: The Board
approved revisions to the
following policies:
y Antitrust Compliance
Policy
y Commercial Disputes
Between Members Policy
y Governing Policy for
Divisions.
ATA's policy is to fully
review all policies at least
every five years.
Certification: Certification
Committee Chair Michèle
Hansen and Deputy Chairs
Holly Mikkelson and Larry
Bogoslaw briefed the Board
on the Certification Program,
including the new online
exam platform. Deputy Chair
Bogoslaw discussed with the
Board a proposed study of
the quality of post-editing
machine translation involving
ATA graders.
Support for Afghan
Interpreters: President
Sánchez Zampaulo shared
with the Board that the
Advocacy Committee will be
the contact for our efforts
to assist Afghan linguists.
To share ideas and to
offer assistance, please
contact Advocacy
Committee Chair Ben Karl at
advocacy@atanet.org.
Membership Survey: The
Board discussed the proposed
membership survey. The
survey results will give us a
snapshot of the membership
demographics and the value
of ATA benefits. The survey is
targeted for the spring.
Be Sure to Renew
It's time to renew your
membership! Just go to
www.atanet.org/
membership/renew. Thank
you for being a member in
2021. Don't miss out on the
value of ATA membership,
including the online
directory to market your
services 24/7, the full gamut
of professional development
opportunities, and much
more. We look forward to
serving you in 2022!
WALTER BACAK, CAE
walter@atanet.org
The Board meeting
summary is posted online.
The minutes will be posted
once they are approved
at the next Board meeting.
Past meeting summaries
and minutes are also
posted online in the
members-only section.
(www.atanet.org/
membership/minutes.
php) The next Board
meeting will be in late
January/early February.
As always, the meeting is
open to all members, and
members are encouraged
to attend.
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