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    Jim Caprara, 2024 Chair of the Board of Directors
    Jim is recognized across multiple industries with more than 30 years of global achievement in high-visibility positions, including C-suite and senior leadership roles of CEO, Chief Learning Officer, VP GM, VP Business Development, and VP Human Resources Development, as well as roles in Sales Management, Training and Education, Operations, and Administration.

    Jim’s learning roles have included CLO for NVR, VP HRD for Nextel Communications, both VP HRD and VP GM for Ciena, and VP for McGraw-Hill. At McGraw-Hill, Jim supported the game-changing launch of a revolutionary authoring platform, bringing the power of adaptive learning into the self-managed hands of learning organizations everywhere.

    Recognized for thought leadership and innovation, both through the design and execution of successful go-to-market business strategies, and as a leader in talent management and learning industry breakthroughs, Jim currently serves as Managing Director for Newport Consulting Group.

    Prior to this role, Jim served as President and CEO of American Energy Services, leading the company’s redesign and bringing the company to a successful sale in 2019. In a second CEO role, Jim successfully repositioned TXO Systems to be a qualified and recognized provider of services to the US Government, making TXO the only such company in their space.

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    Tony Bingham
    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 180, a board of directors, and a worldwide volunteer network with a shared vision to help create a world that works better.

    Deeply passionate about change, technology, and the importance of talent development, Tony encourages business leaders to create cultures of learning that align talent development efforts to business strategy and leverage technology to drive performance. His focus is on elevating the impact of the talent development profession while adding value to ATD members and the global community.

    Tony helped lead the transformation of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), originally established in 1943, into a global membership organization serving a tech-savvy, dynamic, and vital profession. In 2014, the transformation resulted in a major rebranding effort that included a new name: the Association for Talent Development. This dramatic change is indicative of the organization’s portfolio expansion under Tony’s leadership.
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    Cheryl Doggett
    Cheryl Doggett is vice president, Global Talent Management at Intuitive. In this role, she leads a global Center of Expertise responsible for designing and deploying innovative, data-driven talent management and development solutions aligned to Intuitive’s mission and business strategies.

    Cheryl joined Intuitive in 2022 from Elevance Health where she built an enterprise talent strategy to enable significant growth and digital transformation. During her time, she helped the company hire over 25,000 employees, while improving employee engagement to achieve placement on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and become certified as a Great Place to Work®.

    Cheryl brings more than 20 years of business and HR experience driving organizational change and transformation. She has served in key leadership positions with global organizations in the technology, MedTech, and financial services space.
  • Kristine Ellis
    Kristine Ellis
    Kristine Ellis is the Director of GuideWell/Florida Blue’s Employee and Executive Leadership Development team. Always knowing that she wanted to help people—first as a teacher, then school administrator, public speaker, trainer, coach, consultant, and now, with business professionals and executives—she is living out her passion working with employees, leaders, and executives on topics such as communication, competency development, strategic thinking, personal branding, and work-life balance.

    In the past 20 years, Kristine has worked with a wide range of professionals, from teachers and school administrators to senior executives. In each case, she uses research-based frameworks, insights, and humor to instill confidence and inspire growth in every individual. Kristine has many qualifications, including a master’s degree in supervision and leadership from the University of Central Florida. She is also a credentialed Master Performance Consultant, and ICF Credentialed Professional Certified Coach, and Certified Executive Coach.

    In her spare time, Kristine loves going to the beach with her family, cycling and martial arts, where she holds third degree black belt status in Ko Am Mu Do. She is an active ATD member and currently serves as the Chair of ATD’s National Advisor for Chapters and is on the Advisory Board for UNF’s Continuing Education Leadership Institute.
  • Joe Garbus
    Joe Garbus
    Joe is the Global Head of Talent, PVH Corp. At PVH, Joe is focused on bringing talent and organization development solutions to help build Calvin Klein and TOMMY HILFIGER into the most desirable lifestyle brands in the world and make PVH one of the highest performing brand groups in the sector.

    Prior to PVH, Joe led talent and learning teams at Marsh McLennan, Celgene, the New York Times Company, UBS Investment Bank, the Gillette Company, and General Electric.
  • Alison Lands
    Alison Lands
    Alison is the Head of Strategy and Partnerships for SkyHive Technologies. At SkyHive, Alison partners with diverse stakeholders across the workforce ecosystem to help provide the skills intelligence and insights necessary for skills resilience, economic growth, and value creation, including Fortune 500 employers, governments, education institutions, and impact organizations.

    Throughout her career, Alison has held leadership roles at Deloitte Consulting, BCG, the New York State Economic Development Council, and the City of San Antonio. Prior to SkyHive, she led the North America Skills Transformation practice at Coursera, advising the reskilling and L&D strategies of more than 300 organizations across many sectors.
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    Johann Laville
    Johann is the Chief Learning Officer for Merck Sharp & Dohme, LLC. At MSD, Johann leads a global team of learning professionals who are passionate about creating and delivering learning solutions that enhance the capabilities, performance, and engagement of our employees and patients.

    He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Houston, teaching about strategies and techniques for developing instructional programs for performance improvement and training. Before joining MSD, Johann held senior positions at Comcast and Motorola Solutions.
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    Paul Walton
    Paul has extensive experience in education, marketing, management, and sales with several learning organizations. He has a successful track record in delivering quality executive and front-line development programs, providing exceptional customer service, achieving measurable outcomes, and forming impactful strategic partnerships.

    Paul most recently served as the Director of Learning and Development for the homebuilding company, NVR, Inc. During his time at NVR, he directed all aspects of NVR's investment in strategic and tactical training, management and leadership development, succession planning and internal communication, supporting NVR's mortgage and settlement services as well as company-wide customer service and sales training initiatives.

    Prior to his time at NVR, Inc. Paul served in multiple roles for Ciena, a networking systems, services, and software company.