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Globalization and Localization Association Announces 2008 Board Officers

Tuesday, 22 January, 2008

Seattle, Washington, USA -- The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) has announced the 2008 GALA Board officers. The six board members, four of whom are newly elected to two-year terms, have agreed to the board positions and will commence work immediately.

Kim Harris of text & form GmbH, who is in the second year of her two-year team, will act as Chairperson of the 2008 Board. Peter Reynolds of Idiom Technologies will assume the role of Vice Chair; Maria Gabriela Morales of Rosario Traducciones y Servicios will act as Secretary; Michael Sank of TransPerfect will be Treasurer; Matthias Caesar of Locatech GmbH will act as the GALA Board's Spokesperson; and, Arancha Caballero of TSG will be Membership Liaison.

"I am looking forward to following in the path of Stephen Ryan, our previous Chairperson, as we continue to pursue long-term strategic goals and follow the GALA 2010 Plan that was drafted last year," said Harris. "This is a very active and committed board, so it will be an exciting year."

Harris refers to the comprehensive 2010 Plan developed under the previous board's direction. The 2010 Plan is designed to guide association activities and growth for the next three years in four main areas: resource, visibility, regional value and healthy organizational structure.

The new position of Board Spokesperson is in line with the board's goal to increase the visibility of GALA and the industry it represents. Caesar will work closely with the marketing and PR team to fulfill that aspect of the 2010 Plan.

For more information on the GALA 2010 Plan and the 2008 GALA Board, please visit www.gala-global.org.

About GALA
GALA is an international non-profit association that promotes translation services, language technology and language management solutions. The member companies worldwide include translation companies, localization service providers, globalization consultants, internationalization specialists and technology developers. GALA companies share a commitment to quality, service, and innovation in helping clients reach global markets. For more information about GALA visit www.gala-global.org