Running for secretary
About your work: Alysha is the managing editor for content marketing publications at Intuit QuickBooks. She also edits and consults through her business, Payette Media House.
How long have you been an ACES member? I've been a member of ACES since 2012.
How have you contributed to ACES: Since joining the executive board in 2016, I've been involved in planning our national conferences. I'm passionate about finding diverse, fascinating, and well-rounded session topics and speakers, and creating a meaningful conference experience for attendees. I've also led projects around ACES governance, social media communications, and branding.
Why you feel you are the best candidate for this position: I'm committed to the continued growth of a strong editing society for our members. I understand the motivations and needs of many of our members: journalists, corporate editors, and small business owners.
What you envision for ACES during your tenure: I love the expansion of our learning and growth opportunities for members and non-members alike through the ACES Academy, and I'm looking forward to offering the best educational resources for editors. I'm excited too about extending our conference's reach virtually.
What is one thing about ACES that you would like to improve, and what ideas do you have on how to improve it? I'm excited to keep growing ACES Academy and other trainings so our members can expand their skill sets. As the preeminent organization for editors, we should be the No. 1 source for their training and education. That means featuring insights from our brilliant membership and bringing in outside experts. The pandemic has let us fine-tune digital trainings, and we should apply the best practices for a stronger mix of online and in-person events. The 2021 virtual ACES conference is another opportunity to learn what works well so we can offer online conference options in the future.