Annetta Cheek

Annetta L Cheek Chair, International Plain Language Federation (USA)

Dr. Cheek is one of the founders of both the federal plain language group, PLAIN, and of the Center for Plain Language. She served as chair of both groups.

While at the Center, she was instrumental in getting the US Congress to pass the Plain Writing Act of 2010.

Dr. Cheek is an anthropolo- gist by training. She worked for the US Federal government from 1980 until early 2007 and spent four years as the chief plain language expert on Vice President Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Govern- ment. She is on the board of Clarity and is the Chair of the International Plain Language Federation.