Rob Green is the 2016 ATD Board Chair.
Rob Green is Director and General Manager of Amazon's Marketplace business. Rob's teams focus on seller recruitment and selection expansion on the Marketplace through scalable sales, integration, and education platforms and processes.
Prior to Amazon, Rob spent more than 20 years at Oracle in development, consulting, and training leadership roles. From 2010 to 2013 he led Oracle's global customer education business, which served more than 500,000 students annually in 120 countries worldwide.
With more than 20 years' experience in technology development, implementation, and training, Rob has played integral roles in leading training transformations and change management initiatives. A native of Canada, Rob currently resides in Seattle, but has called Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, and Indianapolis home at various times during his career.
Marci Meaux is the 2016 ATD Chair-Elect.
Marci Meaux recently retired from Cisco, where she served as Vice President, ACT Services Transformation Office. In this role she was a key leader in the transformation of Cisco and is driving internal disruption within Cisco's opportunity for dramatic growth. Marci has managed large traditional organizations and small, innovative teams with the charter to disrupt the status quo. She has been named Woman of the Year by the Association of Women in Computing.
With more than 25 years industry experience, Marci is an acknowledged authority on building innovative partner and sales enablement programs that increase customer service ratings, reduce customer-service response time, and improve organizational productivity.
Tony Bingham is the president and CEO of the Association for Talent Development, formerly ASTD, the world’s largest professional association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. Tony works with a staff of 130, a Board of Directors, and a worldwide network of volunteers to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.
Tony believes in creating a culture of engaged, high-performing teams that deliver extraordinary results. Deeply passionate about change, technology, and the impact of talent development, his focus is on adding value to ATD members and the global community of talent development professionals. He believes that aligning talent development efforts to business strategy, while utilizing the power of social and mobile technology for learning, is a key differentiator in business today.
Gail Owens Baity is an experienced HR professional with a passion for development. Recently retired, Gail served as the Director of Workforce Development and Learning at Corning Incorporated, where she led a team of knowledge experts to meet Corning’s global talent and organization development objectives.
A life-long learner, Gail believes that experience-driven learning is critical to development. From coaching and mentoring to enterprise learning and performance management, Gail is dedicated to helping employees and organizations develop to their highest potential.
Melissa Daimler heads up Organizational Effectiveness & Learning at Twitter where she has a charter to build a global team and create a scalable talent, leadership & management strategy.
Prior to joining Twitter, Melissa headed the Global Learning and Organizational Consulting team at Adobe Systems. In 2011, her team won top honors for The Best Learning Team from Brandon Hall, and was featured in two case studies on innovative approaches to learning. Prior to Adobe, she led HR at Epylon (now part of Accenture). She is a certified coach and helped start Coach University.
Melissa has a B.S. in Social Work and a B.A in Psychology from Winona State University. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a M.S. in Organizational Development.
Tara Deakin is the Head of Talent & Organization Effectiveness at TD Bank Group. As the lead for TD’s enterprise talent and organization development strategy, Tara’s mandate is to grow the power of TD’s 85,000 employees and attract new colleagues to ensure the bank's future growth and ongoing delivery of legendary customer experiences.
Prior to joining TD, Tara served as the Managing Director/Chief Learning Officer for the North American Consumer Bank at Citi Group. In this role, she was accountable for employee onboarding and development. In addition to her North American responsibilities, Tara had global accountability for enterprise systems training and knowledge management. In this capacity, she and her team supported the strategic focus of the organization by translating business goals into actionable performance initiatives to ensure the readiness of 102,000+ customer facing employees.
Tara has more than 16 years of progressive positions in the field of organizational development and learning. Prior to joining Citi, she was the Chief Learning and Enablement Officer at Rogers Communications where she held a number of increasingly senior roles driving the organizations in learning and organizational effectiveness capability.
Rick Kerner has been a training and media specialist with Victaulic in Easton, Pennsylvania, since 1995. In this role, Rick’s responsibilities have included leadership development training in the United States and Canada, development of targeted learning initiatives for internal worldwide colleagues, and most recently assisting senior management with the recruitment and onboarding of new employees. Rick has been a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter for more than 10 years, and served two terms as chapter president (2010-2011). Rick has been a member of the National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) since 2012. Rick holds a bachelor's degree in radio and television broadcasting, and a minor in behavioral psychology from Montclair University. Rick is passionate about customer service, time and performance management, and people development.
Doug Kirkpatrick is an organizational change consultant, TEDx and keynote speaker, executive coach, author, and educator. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post blog on Great Work Cultures, and the author of Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization. As a partner in NuFocus Strategic Group, an international consulting firm, he leads organizational transformation and education initiatives around the world.
The first season of his business career was spent in the manufacturing sector, principally with The Morning Star Company, a world leader in the food industry, as a financial controller. He now engages with the Morning Star Self-Management Institute, the Center for Innovative Cultures, Great Work Cultures, and other vibrant organizations and leaders to co-create the future of management.
Dr. Mary McNevin is the Chief Learning Officer of Signature HealthCARE. Signature HealthCARE is a leading provider of long-term care services with more than 15,000 employees. Mary's focus is on driving enterprise change and accelerating learning in order to radically change the landscape of long-term care forever.
Prior to joining Signature HealthCARE, Mary was the VP of Talent and Organization Development at McCain Foods Ltd. During her 12 year tenure she launched the company’s first global learning center. She earned a doctorate in Work-based Learning Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School of Business, and also holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Brian Miller is the Senior Director of Learning & Development for Gilead Sciences—currently overseeing all employee development including executive development. Prior to this role Brian was the Director of Amgen’s Global Learning & Development function. He also worked as a former executive consultant and worked with several Fortune 500/1000 organizations.
Brian received a Masters degree with honors in Technology in Learning from Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is a published author and conference speaker.
Jessica is the Chief People Office of Scopely. Previously, she was the VP of Talent at Coursera, leading HR and recruiting for a high-growth startup that provides universal access to the world’s best education. There, she helped scale the company from 50 to 200 people, and led the creation and definition of the company culture. Prior to Coursera, she spent almost 8 years at Netflix as the VP of Talent and Talent Acquisition.
In her long tenure at Netflix, she had the privilege of learning from one of the most admired CEOs, and was part of a team that helped innovate one of the most sought after cultures in the world today.
Terri Pearce is Executive Vice President, Human Resources of HSBC North America Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations. In this role she is responsible for developing and directing learning, talent, resourcing, and organizational development for HSBC North America in alignment with HSBC’s Group office in London. She also directs talent management and succession planning across HSBC North America.
Terri joined HSBC in 1988, and held HR and operations roles both on and offshore. Terri received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University and has an MBA from The University of Phoenix. She holds the SPHR credential, and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Conference Board Council on Learning, Development and Organizational Performance.
Ted Smith was appointed by Mayor Greg Fischer as the Chief of Civic Innovation. Ted’s efforts include the 2012 IBM Smarter City Challenge-winning adoption of Asthmapolis sensor inhalers across Louisville to develop a new understanding of asthma. Ted is an Open Government/Open Data champion and is responsible for efforts to expand the entrepreneurial and innovation economy of Louisville. Ted also serves as Executive Director of a civic innovation laboratory – The Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil. Prior to city government, he was appointed Senior Innovation Advisor in the HHS Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health IT. He founded chronic disease news service MedTrackAlert which was acquired by Health Central in 2008.
He holds a B.S. from Allegheny College and M.A. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Miami University (OH) and a post-doc at MIT. He was a Co-Investigator for the Neurolab shuttle mission. He was named 2013 Government Technology’s “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.”