Steve Lank, Chair (and newly-elected Elia Director)
Vice President, Translation Services
Cesco Linguistic Services, USA

Steve is VP of Translation Services for Cesco Linguistic Services, working from Washington, DC.  He has worked in the industry since 1987, having started out as a freelance translator and project manager, and subsequently holding senior management positions with companies in the US, Ireland and Spain. From 1998 to 2011 he chaired the ASTM International subcommittee responsible for the ASTM F2575 Standard Guide for Quality Assurance in Translation and currently serves as the Technical Contact for the update. Steve is a lecturer in the graduate interpreting and translation programme at the University of Maryland and earned his MA in Spanish Translation and Interpretation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.