Barry Slaughter Olsen
Barry Slaughter Olsen is a veteran conference interpreter and technophile with over twenty-five years of experience interpreting, training interpreters and organizing language services. He is an associate professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), the founder and co-president of InterpretAmerica, and General Manager of Multilingual Operations at ZipDX. He is a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC). Barry is the author of “The Tech-Savvy Interpreter,” a monthly column in Jost Zetzsche’s Tool Box Journal and accompanying video series focusing on interpreting technology. For updates on interpreting, technology and training, follow him on Twitter @ProfessorOlsen.
Fadia T Zaki Gnoske
GlobeLink Foreign Language Center’s Founder, Fadia T. Zaki Gnoske, brought her multi-lingual and multi-cultural background to GFLC. Fadia’s experiences in language (she is fluent in 5 languages) and her experiences in many cultures from Egypt, to France, to Italy, and to Scotland, have helped her propel GFLC to a level of success and service in Colorado that is unparalleled.
From her formative years, Fadia received a bi-lingual education (French-Arabic) in Cairo, Egypt. Her parents, native Arabic speakers, also spoke French and English at home. This experience brought Fadia an ease and adaptability around languages. After moving to Italy with her parents, Fadia quickly learned Italian, and her English language skills were enhanced as she pursued and received a Masters in Economics and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. After moving to the United States, Fadia studied and became proficient in Spanish.
GFLC was a natural progression for Fadia as she combined her business knowledge, with her love for languages and cultural experiences. That passion continued to drive GFLC’s success. Fadia’s experience, teaching languages at the Air Force Academy, Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has allowed Fadia to develop a staff that not only knows a language, but truly understands the language and culture. This brought a comprehensive language experience to all client services. Fadia views customer service and understanding diverse cultures as the key to being the best foreign language service provider in Colorado.
Fadia recently retired in September 2018 after 19 beautiful years at the helm of Globelink. GFLC is now part of a group of language services providers called Interpreters Unlimited or IU for short and is now operating as IU Globelink.
Paul, a native of Massachusetts, is a national certified sign language interpreter, and has been interpreting for 20+ years across numerous industries including education, healthcare, corporate, government, video relay (VRS) and community work. He is the co-founder of Partners Interpreting (PI) a private company based in Massachusetts that provides languages services, primarily with the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community for the past 9 years, serving greater New England. Paul oversees Business Development, marketing, sales, contracts, technology and finance operations for PI. Paul is a native user (CODA) of American Sign Language as his father is Deaf and blind, so since birth ASL and the Deaf community has been central part of his personal and professional life. Paul is active in the industry, both locally and nationally serving on committees, participating in various projects and currently is on the board of the Association of Language Companies (ALC).
Agata Baczyk has been interpreting since 2006. She is a Polish interpreter with experience in legal and medical interpreting as well as social services, educational, and community interpreting. In addition to working as a Master Level Court Interpreter in New Jersey and a Certified Court Interpreter in NYS and PA, she is also a qualified medical interpreter having worked in Bellevue Hospital Center for many years. She taught Healthcare Interpreting classes at a number of CUNY schools, including Hostos Community College and LaGuardia Community College. By establishing Legal Interpreters LLC in 2013, she hoped to address the industry’s need for professional and experienced interpreters. The company started operating in NJ before moving its offices to South Florida in 2015 and later opening a second office in Chicago in 2017. Legal Interpreters, in addition to providing interpreting services, currently offers translation and transcription services in over 100 languages.
Tea C. Dietterich
As CEO of international language service provider 2M Language Services, Tea is in charge of leading the 2M Team providing innovative languages solutions into 250+ languages.
Working with a client portfolio including Fortune 500 companies within the mining, defence, manufacturing and software industry as well as governments and international sports events, Tea focuses on technology, cyber security and risk management.
On the Board of ABIE France and the German Australian Chamber of Industry & Commerce, Tea works daily with global brands assisting them to enter international markets successfully and manage their multilingual assets.
President of AALC, Board Director of GALA, NAATI TRAC and NAATI Regional Advisory Council, ELIA member and Fellow of AUSIT, Tea is one of Australia’s industry leaders in the translation & localisation sector and has particular interest in latest language technology developments including neural machine translation technology.
Tea is a regular guest speaker and MC at domestic and international industry conferences & export seminars, writes regularly for industry magazines with a column in Dynamic Business and Marketing Magazine and has been featured on Sky News Business Class program.
Based both in Australia (HQ) and Paris (2M Europe Office), Tea is very active within the international trade & export sector and works also closely with the Australian Export Council, Australian Latin American Business Council (ALABC), French Australian Chamber of Commerce (FACCI) & Australia China Business Council.