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From the President: An Exciting Time to Be a Member!

March/April 2022 Issue

From the President Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo president@atanet.org Twitter: @mszampaulo As I write this, ATA’s Board has just wrapped up a very successful and productive Winter Board meeting in Los Angeles at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, the conference hotel for ATA63 (October 12–15, 2022). We have lots of exciting things in store for you this year, […]

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From the President: Looking Back with an Eye on the Future

January/February 2022 Issue

From the President Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo president@atanet.org Twitter: @mszampaulo At the start of every new year, I find myself reflecting on the past year and focusing on what lies ahead. During the last months of 2021, after coming together (both in person and virtually) in Minneapolis for our Annual Conference, there were a few events […]

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From the President: Working Together to Move ATA Forward in a Changing Landscape

November/December 2021 Issue

From the President Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo president@atanet.org Twitter: @mszampaulo As I begin my term as ATA president, I find myself reflecting on—and grateful for—how the past decade contributed to my ATA experience. I’ve served the Association as an administrator of one of ATA’s largest divisions, chair of three standing committees, five years as a director […]

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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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