Conference Committee

The members of the 2024 Conference Committee:

The Conference Committee identifies speakers and industry leaders to flesh out the program with important topics. In addition, the Summit co-chairs work with proposal reviewers to provide a wide perspective on topics of interest. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Conference Committee for more information.

Committee Co-Chairs

Amanda Patterson

Conference Co-Chair

Amanda Patterson “fell into” her first technical writing job after several years teaching college-level writing. She has spent much of her technical writing career building and deploying automated assembly equipment for the manufacturing industry. Currently, Amanda is the Technical Communications Manager at Hunter Douglas, where she focuses on internal and external product documentation for luxury window coverings and growing her rockstar team. She is the current Programs Manager for the STC Rochester chapter that allows her to connect with exciting people. Amanda has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with a specialization in Sci-Fi and the human experience of the future. Feel free to ask Amanda if she thinks she’s a robot.

Kelly Schrank

Conference Co-Chair

Kelly Schrank, MA, ELS, has been in technical communication for almost 30 years. She brings consistency, structure, and clarity to her clients’ content whether she is writing content like blog posts, style guides, and standard operating procedures or editing formulary dossiers, manuscripts, proposals, slide decks, and training materials. Kelly has created infographics and infographic elements for her own business and her clients, covering topics from the light-hearted to pharmaceutical!

Kelly is an STC Associate Fellow and a BELS-certified Editor in the Life Sciences who has presented on infographics, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, checklists, editing, and networking.

Committee Members

  • Kylie Jacobsen
  • Carolyn Klinger
  • Ashley Gordon
  • Jack Molisani
  • Susie McGowen
  • John Clement
  • Eric Peterson, Industry Partner Director

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If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Committee for more information.

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