IDL Leaders & Committees

See the recording of our 2017-2018 SIG team Virtual Open House.

See our "Help Wanted" listings on the Volunteer Opportunities page.

SIG Co-managers

Marcia Shannon

Marcia Shannon was assistant co-manager for the IDL SIG in 2018, and transitioned to co-manager in 2019. We have an opening for another co-manager. The terms end December 31, 2020.

Past Managers

  • Lori Meyer and Viqui Dill (2017-2018)
  • Mellissa Ruryk and Robert Hershenow (2015-2016)
  • Preeti Mathur and Cindy Pao (2013-2014)
  • Jamye Sagan and Maralee Sautter (2010-2012)
  • Jeanette Rogers (2009-2011)
  • Jackie Damrau (2007-2009)
  • Jane Smith (2004-2007)
  • Yvonne DeGraw (xxxx-2004)

Assistant Co-managers (2 positions)

  • Vacant

Communications / List Manager

Content Curator


lori_jan2014Lori, an STC Fellow, has more than 20 years of experience as a technical writer, editor, and help developer. She began her technical communication career in Rochester, NY, and relocated to the San Francisco Bay area in 1998. Lori has been active in STC since the early 1990s, starting with the Rochester Chapter, where she created the chapter's first Web site.

Since then, she has held in many volunteer positions, including employment manager, secretary, conference co-chair, membership manager, director-at-large, and SIG co-manager. She has delivered leadership presentations at the STC Summit international conference and via webinar.

On the community level, over the years Lori has served as a director at large for the Carolina Chapter, secretary and president of the Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter, membership manager of the Rochester, East Bay, and San Diego Chapters, and president of the East Bay Chapter.  Lori stays involved with these communities, and also volunteers for the Technical Editing and Consulting and Independent Contracting SIGs.


Newsletter editor - Kelly SmithKelly Smith has been Managing Editor of the IDeaL newsletter since May 2018. She also serves as membership manager for her local chapter, STC Southeast Michigan. Kelly works as Senior Technical Writer on the business continuity team at Dart Container in mid-Michigan and has been active in the STC since 2015.

Programs Manager

Viqui Dill is a senior member of STC. She is an active member of theWashington DC - Baltimore chapter, serves as co-manager and programs lead for the Instructional Design and Learning Special Interest Group, volunteers for TC Camp, and plays in STC's rock band, the Rough Drafts. She plans webinars, moonshine tastings, and rock concerts.

Viqui describes herself as "Technical writer, wife and mom, bass player, worship leader. I'm happiest when folks sing along with me."

Student Outreach



Social Media (Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn)


Training Evaluations


  • Manager: Jamye Sagan (check her mini-bio above)
  • Email:
    Jamye Sagan currently serves as  treasurer for the IDL SIG, and is a senior member of STC. She served as a co-manager of the SIG from 2010-12. At work, she uses her tech comm skills to make sense out of the seemingly senseless.At play, she uses sticks and hooks to transform yarn into pretty objects.

IDL Web Site

Web Hosting Service (STC): Kobla Fiagbedzi


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