2021 Elections: Announcement of Candidates

ATA will hold its regularly scheduled elections at ATA’s 62nd Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to elect a president-elect, secretary, treasurer, and three directors.

The candidates proposed by the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee are:

  • President-elect, two-year term
    Veronika Demichelis
    Geoff Koby
  • Secretary, two-year term
    Alaina Brandt
    Cristina Helmerichs
  • Treasurer, two-year term
    Ben Karl
    John Milan
  • Director (three positions open), three-year term
    Robin Bonthrone
    Céline Browning
    Aaron Hebenstreit
    Manako Ihaya
    Meghan Konkol
    Carol Shaw

Candidate statements and photos will be available in September.

Additional nominations, supported by a written petition signed by no fewer than 60 voting members and the nominee’s written acceptance statement, must be received by the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee by June 4. Acceptance statements and petitions should be submitted to Nominating and Leadership Development Committee Chair David Rumsey.

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2020 Election Results

ATA held its regularly scheduled elections on October 22, 2020 during the ATA 61st Annual Conference.

Congratulations to the newly elected Board members

Ms. Veronika Demichelis

Veronika Demichelis, CT is an ATA-certified English>Russian translator. She has a master’s degree in linguistics and intercultural communication and an MBA in human resources management.…

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Ms. Lorena Ortiz Schneider

Lorena Ortiz Schneider, CT is an ATA-certified Spanish>English translator (since 1996), an ATA-credentialed interpreter, and a California state-certified administrative hearing interpreter. She has worked for…

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Mr. Robert Sette

Robert Sette is ATA-certified from Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian into English and also works from Catalan into English. Recognizing the importance of our credential…

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Amendments to the ATA Bylaws

Members voted on the following proposed amendments to ATA's Bylaws. ATA’s Bylaws may be altered, amended, or repealed by a two-thirds vote of the voting members.

Be an informed voter. Each proposal is accompanied by commentary explaining the rationale for the amendment. Take time to learn what these changes will mean to the operation and governance of the association.

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Meet the Candidates from 2020