Dear Active DVTA members and Colleague,
DVTA’s board officer elections are finally underway!! We are excited to receive emails from members expressing interests and it took sometime to recruit and make sure all interested members are fully informed. We are thrilled about the candidates who have submitted their names for your consideration.
To vote, simply click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6PSLKGP
The subject line of the electronic ballot will read “2017 DVTA Board Elections – Electronic Ballot for two officer positions.”
Before filling out your ballot, please review the candidates’ statements below.
Please note that each Active DVTA member can only vote once. The poll will reject any attempts to re-vote. All votes will remain anonymous in the Survey Monkey system. Votes will be tallied automatically by the server.
Finally, please vote no later than October 31st, 2017, so we can get the new board of officers in place as soon as possible! Your vote really matters a great deal to ensure that our ATA chapter remains vibrant and responsive to its members and that we can continue to bring you quality programs and events into the coming year.
We want to take the opportunity to thank those DVTA directors stepping down, Robert Santiago, and Dorothy Evans, for their remarkable and exemplary years of service. In preparation for this election, they both personally took time to talk with interested members, explaining the extent of work involved with each position from their own experience.
We appreciate your continued support of the DVTA. Please stay tuned for information about DVTA’s exciting programs for 2018, other announcements about job opportunities and networking events, continued enhancements to DVTA’s website and on-line membership directory, and much more via DVTA’s social media sites!
The DVTA Board of Directors
I have worked in the translation industry for the past 10 years. I have a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Public Relations. Though I started my career as a press officer in the Banking industry, translating was always my passion, and it became my primary occupation in 2007.
Through DVTA, I have gained knowledge, clients, wonderful colleagues and friends. As a treasurer I would like to continue the good work and use my experience to make sure that DVTA has a solid budget, sufficient funding and accurate financial statements. Developing a costing tool that helps to analyze revenue and expenses would be another challenge that I would set myself.
I look forward to this opportunity and would be honored to be considered for this position.
My name is Jaclyn Kershaw. I am interested in helping improve the DVTA by integrating the members’ perspective into the workings of the Board. While I was earning my Bachelor’s in Biology and Spanish at Arcadia University, I was also employed at the University. This position afforded me the unique opportunity to see and assist in the important relationship between student perspective and university functioning, while taking into account the limitations of both sides.
Currently, I am earning my MS in Translation at NYU and working as a Translation Project Manager. My position allows me to apply my fresh insight and self-motivation to understanding translators and interpreters within the company and working with management to strengthen the relationship between the two groups. My connections at Arcadia and NYU, my experience with technology, and my experience with my current job will enable me to reach out to present and future translators and interpreters to be flexible with their needs in consideration with the abilities of the DVTA. Doing so will allow me to increase membership and keep the Board up-to-date on trends and ideas in our community.
I look forward to assisting with the important relationship between members and the Board of Directors.