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From the President: Tough Decisions

September/October 2021 Issue

From the President Ted R. Wozniak president@atanet.org As my term as president nears an end, I’m pleased to report that ATA’s Board of Directors held its first in-person meeting since February 2020, with an informal Strategy Day on Friday, August 6, and a formal Board meeting on August 7–8 in Nashville, Tennessee. Everyone—but especially the […]

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From the President: Navigating the New Normal and More

July/August 2021 Issue

From the President Ted R. Wozniak president@atanet.org While it may be too soon to proclaim “the end is near,” it does appear that we’re approaching a return to normalcy and a post-COVID world. Here in New Orleans, most restrictions have been lifted and we even have live music again. I recently flew to Tucson, Arizona, […]

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From the President: The Vital Work of ATA Committees

May/June 2021 Issue

From the President Ted R. Wozniak president@atanet.org If ATA divisions are our members’ “home within a home”—the place they go to be with other “family members” who work in the same fields and language pairs—then ATA committees could be considered their “offices”—the place they go to work on behalf of ATA. ATA has 18 standing […]

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From the President: Looking Forward More than Backward

March/April 2021 Issue

From the President Ted R. Wozniak president@atanet.org The president’s column in this edition of The ATA Chronicle often reflects on the year just ended and recaps the highlights for ATA and its members. As I look back on 2020, “The Year of COVID,” I see that ATA and its members faced and overcame some severe […]

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From the President: A Problem with Membership Classes

January/February 2021 Issue

From the President Ted R. Wozniak president@atanet.org Our membership structure no longer serves our Association as intended. There are too few Active members and too many Associate members. In basic terms, Active membership is intended for citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who are professionally engaged in translation or interpreting. That describes the vast […]

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From the President: State of the Association

November/December 2020 Issue

From the President Ted R. Wozniak president@atanet.org 2020 has certainly been a unique and challenging year for ATA, as it has been for all of us. The Association, or should I say the hundreds of volunteer members and ATA Headquarters staff, have demonstrated a degree of resilience and fortitude in the face of an unprecedented […]

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From the President: Helping Members Advance Professionally during a Unique Time

September/October 2020 Issue

From the President Ted R. Wozniak president@atanet.org More than six months since a national health emergency was declared, our lives continue to be shaped by the global pandemic. We’re all eagerly awaiting the development and distribution of an effective vaccine and a return to normalcy. In the meantime, ATA’s dedicated volunteers and staff continue to […]

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From the President: ATA61: Making Your Welfare a Priority

July/August 2020 Issue

From the President Ted R. Wozniak president@atanet.org As most of you know by now, we have canceled the in-person conference in Boston and decided to hold ATA61 as a virtual conference. While I’ll leave it to ATA President-Elect Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo to provide the details on how the virtual conference will be structured (see From […]

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From the President: Helping Members Through Difficult Times

May/June 2020 Issue

From the President Ted R. Wozniak president@atanet.org As I write this, we’re about two months into the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. According to at least one model, the situation is showing signs of improvement, but will not approach normal until the beginning of June. Whatever the timeline, I have faith that we will […]

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