CZECHOSLOVAK SOCIETY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
SVU Member Elected President-Elect of the American Translators Association
ALEXANDRIA, VA, December 1, 2005 - The American Translators Association (ATA), the nationís largest professional organization for translators and interpreters, announced that Jiri Stejskal has been elected President-Elect for a two-year term. He will serve as President-Elect from 2005 to 2007 and as the Association's President from 2007 to 2009.
Jiri Stejskal, founder and president of CETRA, Inc., earned both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania, an Executive MBA degree at Temple University, and has more than 20 years of experience as a translator. He has also taught undergraduate and graduate language courses as a part-time lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania since 1990. Jiri served as ATA Treasurer from 2001 to 2005, and currently also serves as Treasurer of the American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation (AFTI), and Chairman of the Status Committee of the International Federation of Translators (FIT).
ATA, founded in 1959, is the largest professional association of translators and interpreters in the U.S. with over 9,500 members in more than 60 countries. ATA's primary goals include fostering and supporting the professional development of translators and interpreters and promoting the translation and interpreting professions.
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