PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island -- ACES: The Society for Editing honors Joe Skeel as its 11th Glamann Award winner.
The announcement was made during the banquet at ACES’ 23rd annual conference in Providence, Rhode Island, Friday where Skeel was presented with the award by former ACES president Teresa Schmedding.
The Glamann Award, named for one of our founders, Hank Glamann, was designed to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to editing and/or ACES.
Hank died this past summer at the age of 64. A moment of silence was observed at the banquet, in his memory.
“Nonprofit management is a lot like editing. What you know is that you are at an amazing conference, or you’ve attended an awesome ACES webinar, that you’ve made friends, networked, found jobs, learned the latest in editing, or honed your craft,” Schmedding said. “You don’t see the behind-the-scenes work required to make those opportunities available.”
And that’s what Joe has done for ACES, she said.
For the past 10 years, Joe has donated countless hours advising the ACES board on everything from strategy and board roles to hiring staff.
“Joe isn’t an editor but he has had a massive impact on the industry. Without him, ACES wouldn’t be the organization we are today,” Schmedding said.
Joe is executive director of the Indiana State Bar Association, and before that served as executive director of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).
“On behalf of ACES and editors, we thank Joe for so generously sharing his expertise and bringing clarity and direction to the murky waters of 501(c)(3) management,” Schmedding said.