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ATA 2017 Election Results

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ATA 2017 Election Results

ATA held its regularly scheduled elections on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the ATA 58th Annual Conference in Washington, DC. A president-elect, secretary, treasurer, and three directors were elected. See Teller's Report.

President-elect (two-year term)

  • Ted Wozniak

Secretary (two-year term)

  • Karen Tkaczyk

Treasurer (two-year term)

  • John Milan

Director (three positions, each a three-year term)

  • Geoff Koby
  • Elena Langdon
  • Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo

The Board appointed Tony Guerra to a one-year Director position to fill the vacancy left by Karen Tkaczyk's election to Secretary.

Thanks to all the candidates for their willingness to serve.


ATA 2017 Elections: Bylaws Revisions

Failed. Voting Members were asked to decide on proposed Bylaws revisions to expand voting rights to Associate members who are professionally engaged in language services and who have been members of the association for three consecutive years. For 147; Against 374.


ATA 2017 Elections: Resolution Supporting Diversity

Passed. Voting Members were asked to approve the following resolution in support of diversity. For 455; Against 73.

"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."


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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.