Marci Meaux is the 2017 ATD Chair.
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.
Tara Deakin is the 2017 ATD Chair-Elect.
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.
Charles Fred is the 2017 ATD Board Treasurer.
Charles Fred is a best-selling author and a serial entrepreneur. He has devoted over three decades of his life discovering new ways for professionals to acquire skills necessary to compete in today’s knowledge-thirsty economy. Considered a pioneer in the e-learning industry, Charles has founded and led a number of successful companies that provide learning technologies and services. His best-selling book, Breakaway, is credited with transforming learning strategies within service organizations across the globe.
Today, as the Executive Chairman of Modern Teacher, Charles is taking his expertise and devoting his time to help teachers reinvent the classroom. Charles is also the founder of The Reignite Group, a research-based firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurs make the transition to chief executives and discover important know-how to build lasting enterprises.
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.
Wendy Gates Corbett
Wendy Gates Corbett, is a corporate training executive with 20 years of experience designing, delivering, and directing face-to-face, blended, and virtual training programs for technology companies. Wendy achieved the CPLP in 2009 and has published two ATD Infolines on virtual training and a TD@Work on using visuals in presentations. She is also an author of SCORE! For Webinar Training: Enhanced Results for Webinar Training and a contributor to 101 More Ways to Make Training Active and 101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom.
Wendy serves, trains, and coaches professional speakers and professionals who present by amplifying their messages with crisp, provocative presentation materials. Her company, Refresher Training LLC, works with individuals and businesses to refresh the tools and materials they use so their presentations are inspiring, influential, and impactful. Wendy served on the board of the Research Triangle Area ATD chapter for nine years, including as President in 2004. She has served as a National Advisor for Chapters since 2014. She is currently serving as Chair of the National Advisors for Chapters.
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.
As Chief Learning Officer at Appirio, Catherine is responsible for ensuring that Appirio's employees are experts in cloud-based technologies and that every employee brings a unique set of skills and capabilities to each customer engagement. Catherine also oversees Appirio's customer training program that drives widespread adoption and enables every user to get the most out of deployed solutions.
Catherine joined Appirio from Google Enterprise where she designed and implemented Google Enterprise Partner University to rapidly build the sales and technical skills of the global partner ecosystem. At Google, Catherine provided design expertise to transform the community and enablement programs, as well as introduce new learning methodologies and technologies. Earlier in her career, she was the vice president of training and certification at salesforce.com where she was responsible for the rapid growth of the training catalog, the introduction of subscription-based training and "gamified" programs, and the architecture of large-scale training programs for worldwide enterprise customers.
Jessica is the VP of Talent for Netflix. Previously, she was the Chief People Officer at Scopely and 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.
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 recently joined Revon Systems as CEO. Revon works with pharmaceutical companies to change the way clinical trials are designed to be more practical in both complex and rare/orphan disease conditions where patient reported symptoms and signs at home make a difference.
Previously, Ted was appointed by Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, KY 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.
Mike Williams brings more than 30 years of diverse experience in business leadership, consulting, executive coaching, organizational design, organizational development, and self-organizing companies. He is an industry expert, TEDx speaker, and has been quoted in Fast Company and Inc. magazines. Mike recently joined Zappos as its Senior Director of Getting Things Done (GTD) Enterprise Design.
From 2011 to 2016, Mike was the President and CEO of the David Allen Company. Prior to that he worked at General Electric in the Healthcare Division where he was responsible for customer and employee education strategy and service. Throughout his career, Williams has worked with a wide range of clients in Fortune 500 companies, government institutions, and small businesses in a variety of industries including biotech, clergy, entertainment, healthcare, higher education, IT, mining, retail, telecom, and think-tanks.