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Globalization and Localization Association Announces 2009 Board Officers

Monday, 26 January, 2009

Seattle, Washington, USA (26 January 2009) - The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) has announced the 2009 GALA board officers.  The six board members, three of whom are newly elected to two-year terms, have agreed to the board positions and have already commenced work on a number of projects.

Michael Sank of TransPerfect / Translations.com, who is in the second year of his two-year term, will act as Chairperson.  Robinson Kelly of Clay Tablet will assume the role of Vice Chair; Maria Gabriela Morales of Rosario Traducciones y Servicios will continue her role as Secretary; Dimitri Stoquart of Stoquart SA will be Treasurer.  Matthias Caesar of Locatech GmbH and Serge Gladkoff of Logrus International will also serve on the board.

"I am looking forward to following in the path of Kim Harris, our previous Chairperson, as we continue to execute on our long-term strategic goals as laid out in our three-year GALA 2010 Plan," said Sank.  "We also will be working closely with our new executive director, Jim Hollan, in creating new programs, including the first-ever GALA conference."

The GALA 2010 plan to which Sank refers was created in 2007 and is a three-year growth plan intended to support the organization's goals.  Additionally, in 2009, GALA will hold its first annual conference and exhibition entitled "GALA 2009:  The business of language.  The language of business."  The event will be held 14 - 16 September 2009 at the J.W. Marriott in Cancun, Mexico.

For more information on the GALA 2010 Plan, the GALA 2009 conference and the 2009 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