Alan Houser

Immediate Past President

Now is the most exciting time in the history of the profession to be a technical communicator. We have more and better ways to know and engage our audience than ever before. People are accessing information in new and wonderful ways. And we get to work with increasingly fascinating products and services.

I am thrilled to serve a Society that adjusts to changing times, continues to provide high value to members, and advances the profession. We can be proud to be technical communicators, and proud of our membership and accomplishments in the Society for Technical Communication.

Alan Houser is president of Group Wellesley, Inc., a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company that provides authoring, content management, and workflow services to technology-oriented businesses. Alan Houser has 20 years of experience in technical writing and publishing.

Alan is a distinguished consultant and trainer in the fields of XML, XML technologies, publishing workflows, and authoring and publishing tools. Houser holds an M.A. in professional writing and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Alan is a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication, a member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee, and has served as the principle liaison between the STC and the W3C. Alan is a popular presenter at technical communication conferences around the globe.

Alan has had a key role in the planning of the previous five STC Summits. Alan served as Program Manager for the 2009 Summit in Atlanta, and Conference Chair for the 2010 Summit in Dallas and the 2011 Summit in Sacramento.

Houser’s interests include developing solutions to support information management and information re-use, and developing enterprise-wide processes for authoring, maintaining, and publishing technical documentation.

Alan is a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter, and the Single Sourcing and Consulting and Independent Contracting SIGs.


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