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ATA 2017 Elections: Candidate Statements

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ATA 2017 Elections: Candidate Statements

ATA will hold its regularly scheduled election at the 2017 ATA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, to elect a president-elect, secretary, treasurer, and three directors.

Meet the Candidates

Become an informed voter! Take time to learn more about the individuals on the slate—from background to experience to what they hope to accomplish as a member of the ATA Board. And be sure to vote!

President-elect (two-year term)


Secretary (one position, two-year term)


Treasurer (two-year term)


Director (three positions, three-year terms)

Thanks to all the candidates for their willingness to serve.


ATA 2017 Elections: Bylaws Revisions

In addition to electing Board officers and directors, Voting Members will also decide on proposed bylaws revisions. The changes are intended to expand voting rights to Associate Members who are professionally engaged in language services and have been members for three consecutive years. Review the proposed bylaws revisions.


ATA 2017 Elections: Resolution Supporting Diversity

In this election, Voting Members will be asked for their approval of the following resolution in support of diversity.

"Whereas translators and interpreters are committed to promoting and facilitating communication and understanding between peoples, be it resolved that we, members of the American Translators Association, strongly oppose all forms of discrimination on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, country of origin, or sexual orientation, as well as all forms of expression of and incitement to xenophobia, racial hatred, and religious intolerance, and strongly favor welcoming qualified immigrants who, with their skills and knowledge, contribute to the wealth of our country or seek refuge here from war or persecution."


ATA Governance


ATA Election Results

2016 Elections

ATA held its regularly scheduled elections at the Annual Meeting of Voting Members on Thursday, November 3, 2015. The meeting took place during ATA's 57th Annual Conference in San Francisco, California (November 2-5). Jim Lochrie served as the Inspector of Elections. Three directors (each a three-year term) were elected. See results.

2015 Elections

ATA held its regularly scheduled elections at the Annual Meeting of Voting Members on Thursday, November 5, 2015. The meeting took place during ATA's 56th Annual Conference in Miami, Florida (November 4-7). Jim Lochrie served as the Inspector of Elections. President-elect, secretary, and treasurer (each a two-year term) and three directors (each a three-year term) were elected. See results.


Thank you for being an ATA member and for your active commitment to the future of your association.