The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) has announced its 2021-2022 directors. Of the seven person board, four seats were up for grabs with 18 members vying for election. According to the organization, directors “help define GALA’s strategic direction and work to promote its essential role in the global language industry.”
Paula Shannon from Canadian machine translation provider Lilt is the only new representative. She joins Balázs Kis from memoQ, Alessandra Binazzi of Alessandra Binazzi Consulting and Marie Flacassier from BeatBabel — all of whom were elected to second terms. Board members María Jesús de Arriba Díaz from Vistatec, Kåre Lindahl with Venga Global and Patrick Nunes from translation client Rotary International were not up for reelection.
GALA is a not-for-profit trade association connecting and supporting an international community of organizations and individuals that enable communication and business across languages and cultures. GALA’s mission is to help its members succeed and to drive the development of the language industry by building professional communities, sharing knowledge and advancing best practices in the globalization sector.