STC SoCenTx will hold its annual election starting July 5 through July 20.

Cast your vote here: 2021-2022 STC SoCenTx Ballot

The following candidates are running for office of the Society for Technical Communication, South Central Chapter :

For President: Jamye Sagan

As the Pharmacy Communication Advisor for H-E-B, Jamye helps design training programs and materials for various projects and initiatives in the pharmacy department. She also manages communications between the corporate office and the store pharmacies.

An STC Associate Fellow, Jamye volunteers with the Instructional Design & Learning SIG as Treasurer. Jamye also belongs to several other SIGs as well as the South Central Texas chapter. She also volunteers at the Society level.

When not making “sense out of the seemingly senseless” in the tech comm world, Jamye enjoys knitting. She lives in San Antonio, TX.

For Secretary: Lee Mead

Lee Mead (they/them) has been working for the National MS Society for 17 years. While their focus has been mainly on the data processing side of the world during their tenure with the organization, these past few years have pointed them toward technical writing. Focusing on process documentation and business/project proposals, Lee has a decent portfolio of documentation at the Society. Earning the CPTC certification in 2019, Lee has started heavily focusing on TechComm learnings and opportunities to expand their career within the Society. They have also focused on QA and testing with recent software deployments as well as documenting the ways the old work translates to the new work during the change management process of moving to new tools.

Out in every aspect of their life, Lee is excited to help broaden the diversity and inclusion work within the National MS Society as well as within STC!

In their free time, Lee enjoys thrifting at local shops in Houston as well as spending time with the pack at home – two dogs (Moose and Squirrel) and two cats (Jude and Charlie). Charlie can often be seen when Lee is on webcam, so you might have already had the chance to meet him!

Lee hopes to gain new friends and connections in the TechComm community through volunteering on the admin council for the South Central chapter of STC.

For Treasurer: Jennifer Shumate

Jennifer Shumate

Jennifer Shumate is a lone technical writer for the OneSync® software suite, a drilling engineering software package for planning and monitoring wells. Jennifer is deeply passionate about using technical communication to improve the user experience. She has ten years of experience in the technical communication field, and she’s spent the last seven years pushing MadCap Flare to its limits. Before joining Weatherford, she worked at Shell Trading and Borland Software. She earned a B.A. in English from Texas State University, and she was a judge for the 2016 STC Regional Competition for the Houston-NYC region. She has also spoken at the 2018 and 2019 STC Summits. She is a senior member of STC and belongs to the User Experience SIG.

For Director: Noel Atzmiller

Noel Atzmiller has a 35-year technical communication career that includes work in petroleum refining, computer hardware, network OS, and oil/gas equipment manufacturing. Noel is currently the Manager of Technical Publications at Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE), where he assists staff in the production of technical papers for oil/gas conferences. Noel provides many services including document editing, training for writing conference abstracts and papers, and user support for a corporate document management system. He has led more than 55 technical writing training sessions in the last 5 years to BHGE staff in eight countries. Noel recently lead an education session at the 2018 STC Summit. He has served as a Director and a Treasurer for the STC Houston Chapter.

For Director – Royce Cook

Royce Cook is a member of the STC South Central Texas chapter and a student at Arizona State University, completing her degree in Technical Communication. She also works as a Technical Writer at a global software company and writes articles for the Write the Docs newsletter team.


For Director – Syneetra Williams

Syneetra A. Williams is a native New Englander and now a Houston resident who read the dictionary for pleasure while growing up. With Gator Pride, she earned the Master of Science in Technical Communication at The University of Houston-Downtown. Williams earned two graduate certificates in Plain Language and Medical & Applied Health Communication during her academic tenure. Currently, she has a Bachelor of Science in Professional Writing at UHD, and an Associate of Applied Science, AAS, in Digital Communications with a graphic design specialization at Houston Community College. 

She is a technical/development writer for University Advancement with the University of Houston Strategic Initiatives. In this role, she creates campaign communications, composes stories, serves as an editor, and more. Also, she is an adjunct Professor of English at Houston Community College, the largest community college in Houston and the third-largest in the United States.

She is a former writer for The Greater Northwest Houston Macaroni Kid, a family publication and resource designed to keep readers in the know about community news and events. As a certified CRLA Level II graduate writing consultant at the Writing & Reading Center (WRC) at UHD, she is passionate about teaching and discussing writing. Her philosophy is that you give a unique gift that keeps giving throughout generations when you educate others. 

Also, she is a producer and radio personality with the All About You with OMG & Friends Radio Show: We talk about what you think about™ which airs every Wednesday at 5 p.m. on The Bridge of Light Radio Network (TBLR). 

Williams is a member of The Society for Technical Communication, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter at UHD, The National Society for Leadership and Success Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Pi, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Omega Sigma Chapter. In addition, she is the recruitment chair and a member of the research committee at the WRC. Currently, she is writing the CRLA Level III—the highest college-level certification—curriculum on cultural competence for the WRC. 

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