Ben Woelk, Candidate for STC Director

Voting in the 2013 Society for Technical Communication (STC) election begins March 11 and ends March 22 at 5 pm ET (10.00 GMT).  All candidates in the 2013 STC Election were invited to provide content for community websites and newsletters. This post is provided by Ben Woelk, Candidate for STC Director.

Why Your Vote Matters

STC and other professional organizations are facing common challenges as the workforce shifts from the Baby Boomers to Generations X and Y. This shift is forcing STC (and others) to evaluate everything we do in order to be a vibrant relevant organization. I believe this year’s Board of Directors has us well on the way. Two of the Directors (and others) are at the end of their terms and it’s time to elect the next set of leaders. Your vote matters because each candidate brings different strengths and perspectives. We’re committed to helping STC succeed. You need to decide who can best lead STC to success.

Why I Want to Serve as Director

I want to make a difference. The Society is facing tremendous challenges as it adapts to a culture where volunteerism is waning. I believe my ability to analyze problems and devise solutions, understand customer requirements, and willingness to make tough decisions will serve the Society well.

I believe that the degree of satisfaction we gain from involvement in a professional organization is directly related to the depth of our involvement. One of the most rewarding ways to serve is in leadership. I’ve been able to make a difference in the Rochester chapter as an active leader and as the architect and team lead of the Outreach program of the Community Affairs Committee. Although it’s been challenging, it’s also been incredibly exciting and fulfilling.

I want to be a change agent and help STC reinvent itself to keep pace with a changing profession and society.

For more information about my candidacy, visit and click on the “Ben Woelk for STC Director” link. Voting in the 2013 Society for Technical Communication (STC) election begins 11 March and ends 22 March at 5:00 PM EDT (GMT-4). Visit for details.

Whether you choose to support me or not, please vote. In the last two Director elections there’s been a 1-2 vote difference between being elected or not. Your vote will make a difference. We have three candidates for the position, with two seats to be filled.


Ben Woelk
Senior Member
Candidate for Director
Outreach Team Lead, Community Affairs Committee