Alysha Love Managing Editor, Intuit Number of years in editing: 8 years
Why do you choose to serve on the ACES Executive Committee?
I serve on the executive board to bring ongoing editing education, conversation, and camaraderie to our members.
What is your favorite ACES memory?
There's a still frame frozen in my mind from the last night of my first ACES conference, in New Orleans. I remember the evening light cascading through the swirls in the original glass windows of an old home in the French Quarter. I had a glass of wine in my hand, a full week's worth of new knowledge in my head, and a room of new friends who loved editing as much as I did surrounding me. It's that moment of pure happiness that sparked my love for this organization.
How do you balance your time as an editor with your time serving on the ACES Executive Committee?
Not always well! The great thing about the executive board is that we're all here to support one another. When your day job is overwhelming, the rest of the ACES team has your back. And when days are tough, bringing my focus back to ACES is refreshing and exhilarating.
What advice do you have for others who are looking to serve in a leadership role?
No one has to appoint you a leader for you to be one! Be a leader wherever you are. Support your fellow editors. Volunteer your time and talents. Participate and share your opinions.
What city/state do you live in? If someone was visiting your city/town what is one place you would recommend they visit?
Boise, Idaho! I'm a native of Springfield, Missouri, and I lived in Washington, D.C., for six years. I moved West in 2018, and I highly recommend floating the Boise River and visiting the Capitol.
Are you interested in serving on the Executive Committee?
ACES conducts elections each February for its Executive Committee. The number of positions varies by year, as the officer and board positions are staggered.
Nominations are accepted Dec. 15 to Jan. 15 each year. Voting takes place Feb. 15 through March 1 each year, by members in good standing as of the previous Feb. 1. Information on the candidates is posted online before voting begins.