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One to Watch

one to watch

The ATD One to Watch program recognizes rising stars in the talent development profession. These young leaders are dedicated, forward-thinkers who are passionate about applying effective and creative solutions to challenges facing their organizations—and our industry.

Do you or someone you know meet the following criteria?

  • Born in 1981 or later
  • Working in the learning and talent development field
  • Making a unique contribution to the profession
  • Is giving back to the community?


If chosen as our One to Watch, each young leader will receive:

  • 1 year of complimentary ATD membership
  • Feature in TD Magazine
  • Feature on ATD's One to Watch page.

Scroll down to nominate someone today!

Ones to Watch

In her role as a research associate for the University of Oklahoma's Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Megan Taylor works with the National Weather Service Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She performs research that aids project leads in training development. Taylor also writes and develops online training courses, supports curriculum development, and facilitates residence training.

Read Megan's full TD article.

In her role at Alliance Data, Michele Williams redeveloped and expanded the new hire onboarding program and she coaches recent college graduates through the Initial Career Experience program. Aspects of the onboarding initiative continue to be adopted throughout the organization.

Read Michele's full TD article.

Mark Macellaro manages Talent Acquisition and Talent Development at Lassonde Pappas and Company. He singlehandedly built their employee development program, JUICED (Judgment, Utlilzation, Insight, Communication, Execution, Development), and the Hi-pot development program, Juiced-Up. Outside of his job description, he also does instructional design at the organization. He enjoys volunteering with students and veterans as a mentor and career coach to those outside and inside the talent development field.

Read Mark's full TD article.

Emily Isensee is a Relationship Manager at Brave Leaders, where she provides courage-building programs for leaders at every level. She helps organizations integrate Brave Leaders's programs into their talent development strategy to develop braver leaders and more courageous cultures.

Read Emily's full TD article.

Danielle Buscher

Danielle Buscher is a department of one at West Community Credit Union. She designs and delivers training for the entire credit union, manages the learning management system, works with subject matter experts, and evaluates training effectiveness. That’s in addition to running a volunteer professional development group for employees who want to develop outside of the opportunities they have based on their job title.

Read Danielle's full TD article.

Angelica Sogor


Angelica Sogor designs, develops, and manages maritime training curriculum for two cross-country campuses at MITAGS-PMI. She ensures that their courses are in compliance with industry guidelines. In addition to curriculum development and management, she has a leadership role in the organization's new professional development initiative.

Read Angelica's full TD article.

(Free for Members)

Emily Dennis

Emily Dennis researches, designs, delivers, aqnd evaluates trainings for all employees, including faculty and staff, at West Virginia University. She is a lead trainer and coordinates the Mountaineer Leadership Academy. In May 2016, she will complete her Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Leadership. Emily is also a member of her local ATD West Virginia Chapter.

Read Emily's full TD article.

(Free for Members)

Will Constantine

Will Constantine runs LearnHaus, an instructional design company specializing in eLearning and mobile learning.  He works with clients in various industries to identify their performance needs, and builds solutions that enable them to perform. Will currently serves as President of the Northern NJ Chapter of ATD, and has contributed to the ATD Blog.

Read Will's full TD article.

(Free for Members)

Ethan Lin

Ethan Lin designs and delivers training on a wide range of topics for LEGO contact center employees, including systems training, call handling, new product training, building customer rapport, and leadership development.

Read Ethan's full TD article.

(Free for Members)

Alex Tremble

Alex Tremble founded GPS Leadership Solutions, an organization dedicated to developing leadership skills in young professionals. He also works as a program analyst within the Youth Programs Division of the National Park Service.

Read Alex's full TD article.

(Free for Members)

Wasuthorn Harnnapachewin

Wasuthorn Harnnapachewin is a senior consultant and head of leadership and organizational development for one of the top three coaching firms in Thailand. She has been involved in more than 150 human resource development projects, and her experience working with clients from a wide range of industries has given her unique insights into the talent development field.

Read Wasuthorn's full TD article.

(Free for Members)

Matt Hollingsworth

Matt Hollingsworth was helping his brother, a college professor, create self-paced e-learning courses before he began his career as an entry-level marketer for Marriott. Then one day he saw a job opening for an instructional designer that changed everything.

Read Matt's full TD article.

(Free for Members)


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