Meet the Team
Theresa Slater, our President/CEO, is a professional Sign Language Interpreter and the founder of Empire Interpreting Service™, LLC. Theresa has grown the business from her home office in 2003 to (today) a multi location, multi faceted language service provider in the industry.
Theresa holds an NAD (National Association of the Deaf) Level IV certification, the RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) specialist certificate: OTC and RID: CI certification.
Theresa’s influence into the business world extends beyond the scope of Empire Interpreting Service. She is a co-author of a bi-weekly column in the Syracuse Post Standard; ‘Ask the Entrepreneur.’ She is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and serves on advisory boards to other local businesses.
Theresa’s philosophy of providing services in a professional and caring manner is carried out into the community through the professional Interpreters that work through EIS.
You may contact Theresa directly at email@example.com.
Jay Slater, our Business Manager, has been with EIS since the beginning of 2006. Jay graduated from Messiah College in Pennsylvania, spending much of his college career traveling abroad and living for a period in Athens, Greece.
Jay has spearheaded the expansion of the company into new areas, including our current headquarters in Syracuse, New York and his current office in Philadelphia, PA. He also handles the oversight of the ASL contracts.
Jay and his wife live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and have a passion for travel and running marathons.
You may contact Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Corissa Hedrick, our Director of Spoken Languages has been with EIS since September of 2007. As Director, Corissa spearheads the expansion of our Spoken Language services including onsite, over-the-phone, conference and simultaneous interpreting and document and website translations. Corissa also recruits our talented Interpreters and Translators and manages large contracts.
A native of Upstate New York, Corissa currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. She holds a B.S. in Health Science from Keene State College in New Hampshire. She also is a Dale Carnegie graduate in Skills to Success & Leadership Training for Managers.
You may contact Corissa at email@example.com.
Trevor Slater began working with EIS in October of 2007 as an outside consultant and has recently been promoted to Director of Advertising Technologies.
Heading our first out-of-state satellite office, Trevor meshes his intimate knowledge of the Charlotte Business landscape and technological savvy as he manages EIS's viral marketing department.
Trevor also brings a unique perspective to the EIS team as he was born profoundly Deaf and gained his hearing later into childhood. We look forward to utilizing Trevor's experience in our continued growth.
You may contact Trevor at tslaterNC@empireinterpreting.com.
Eva Siskowski is our Office Manager. She began working with EIS in December of 2014. Eva graduated Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Oswego in Upstate NY with a B.A. in French and Communication Studies.
Eva brings a broad range of experience in culture and languages to EIS, along with her business background and skill set.
In addition to her responsibilities as Office Manager, she also works alongside our Spoken and Sign Language Department Directors to service those contracts.
Originally from Central New York, Eva now resides in Fort Collins, Colorado with her fiancé. Eva enjoys traveling, color guard, and spending time with family and friends.
You may contact Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacey Short is the CFO of Empire Interpreting Service. Stacey has been working with
Theresa Slater (as the very first employee) back in 2004 and has been integral part of the
agency's growth. Her experience in business management and finance make her the
ideal person to help guide EIS into the future.
Stacey lives in Marathon, NY where she is very involved in family, school and community.
She is the proud mother of two exceptional teenagers and enjoys spending time supporting
their educational and athletic endeavors.
You may reach Stacey at email@example.com