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    Jim Caprara, 2021 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.


  • Tony-Bingham
    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 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, he focuses 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.
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    Michael Arena
    Michael Arena, Ph.D., is the Vice President of Talent & Development at Amazon Web Service, where he is responsible for the global talent practices, leadership development and learning, organizational effectiveness, new employee success strategies, and the organizational research activities to enable the growth and innovation for AWS. He was nominated to the Thinkers50 Radar class of 2020 for his work leveraging network roles in creating adaptive organizations: brokers, connectors, energizers, and challengers.

    Prior to joining Amazon, Michael was the Chief Talent Officer for General Motors Corporation where he was responsible for enterprise talent management, cultural transformation, leadership development, talent acquisition, and people analytics. While at GM he launched GM2020, a grass roots initiative designed to enable employees to positively disrupt the way they work, which was highlighted in Fast Company and Fortune magazine. This initiative and others are highlighted in his best-selling book, Adaptive Space: How GM and Other Companies are Positively Disrupting Themselves and Transforming into Agile Organizations.

    His research on adaptation and networks won the 2017 Walker Prize from People + Strategy and has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review, and Sloan Management Review. Prior to GM, Michael spent two years as a visiting scientist with MIT’s Media Lab researching human networks. He also served as Senior Vice President of Leadership Development at Bank of America, where he co-designed and launched the Center for Future Banking, to positively disrupt consumer banking.

    Michael is a faculty member in Penn’s Masters in Organizational Dynamics program and acts as a design thinking coach within the Stanford School.
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    Cheryl Doggett
    Cheryl Doggett is the Vice President, Chief Talent Officer at Anthem, Inc. In this role, Cheryl leads the development and implementation of a comprehensive talent strategy aligned with Anthem’s business priorities. She also provides enterprise-wide thought leadership and counsel on all areas of talent, including talent acquisition, talent management, learning and development, organizational effectiveness, talent insights, and inclusion and diversity.

    With more than two decades of experience in driving organizational transformation and change, Cheryl has a proven track record in talent and business line leadership roles and results.

    Prior to Anthem, Cheryl worked at Medtronic, where she led global learning and leadership development for the company’s 86,000 worldwide employees. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Bank of America, where she helped the organization transform and enable talent solutions to navigate the financial industry crisis. Cheryl also led Global Learning at Electronic Data Systems.
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    Girish Ganesan
    Girish Ganesan is a strategic leader credited with driving change and building best-in-class teams. A creative thinker with passion for innovation in improving organizational performance, he has international experience across multiple HR disciplines including Organizational Change and Transformation.

    In his current role as Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, he is responsible for overseeing development and implementation of all D&I strategies, tactics, and programs to position TD Bank Group as an inclusive place of work and bank of choice for customers, colleagues, and the communities the bank serves. Girish also continues to serve as the Head of Talent for TD Bank. In this capacity, he is responsible for all aspects of talent strategy and delivery including talent acquisition, learning and development, organizational effectiveness, employee experience, talent management, and diversity and inclusion. Prior to this role, Girish was the Vice President of Enterprise HR Solutions & Enablement for TD Bank Group, responsible for improving employee experience through automation, digitization and process optimization, and embedding a client centric focus in HR for 90,000+ employees across multiple geographies. He had oversight for HR Business Solutions and Technology Investment Portfolio, Project and Change Management Office, Workforce Data & Analytics, and Vendor Management Strategy & Governance.

    Prior to TD Bank, Girish was with Manulife where he held a variety of senior positions at both global and regional levels in Total Rewards, Shared Services, and HR Business Consulting. His last role of VP, Global HR Client Services at Manulife included leading a multifunctional HR shared services portfolio servicing 38,000+ employees in 15 countries.
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    Lisa Goodpaster
    Lisa Goodpaster is the associate director of project management with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s nascent Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Her talent development experience spans training and development, management, coaching, consulting, and project and program management over the last 22 years. She has been in and around the healthcare sector for almost 30 years. Goodpaster also has been certified by, and has trained with, the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and Bayer Institute. She has presented and been an advisor to her organization’s leadership development institute and currently serves as a mentor at the Illinois Leadership Center.

    She earned a bachelor’s degree in community health education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and earned master’s degrees from the University of St. Francis in health services administration and training and development. She has also completed doctorate level courses in organizational development and behavior.

    Goodpaster has been a member of the Association for Talent Development, formerly the American Society for Training and Development, for more than 15 years. She served on the board for the Heart of Central Illinois Chapter and as president in 2016. She also served nationally as a member of the Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC) from 2016–2017, and as chair in 2018. She has been a National Advisor for Chapters (NAC) since 2018.

  • Christi Karandikar
    Christi Karandikar
    Christi Karandikar is the EVP, Human Resources - US for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. Previously, she served as the Chief People Officer for Otter Media and the SVP, Talent Acquisition, Engagement and Development for Warner Bros. Entertainment, where she created the space of others to connect, learn, and grow.

    Prior to her role at Warner Bros. Entertainment, Christi worked at Accenture, where she drove the global organization strategy practice. The breadth of her consulting work focused on the intersection of strategy, leadership, and culture. During her tenure she led a number of sccessful organizational transformations, leadership effectiveness engagements, succession planning efforts, and post-merger integration programs.

    With more than 20 years of experience in talent management and organizational strategy, she is a recognized thought leader on developing cultures that maximize engagement, creativity, and performance.
  • Andre Martin
    Andre Martin
    Andre Martin is the CLO and VP of PeopleDev at Google. In this role he oversees leadership and manager development, OD, and talent management. Prior to joining Google he served as CLO/VP, Learning and Development at Target.

    Prior to Target, Andre served as Chief Learning Officer and Vice President of Talent Development & Culture for Nike. There he was responsible for activating leader-led, consumer-focused digital transformation through a more inclusive culture and an engaging employee experience. Over the course of five years, he stewarded the team that relaunched Nike's values (Maxims), helped reimagine performance management, launched Nike’s first engagement survey in a decade, and reset expectations of people leaders through annual upward feedback.

    Andre also served as the CLO at Mars Incorporated, was a senior faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership, and an organizational consultant for Walt Disney World.
  • Scott Millward
    Scott Millward
    Scott Millward is the former Senior Vice President, Learning & Development and Field Communication at Panera Bread. In his role, he was responsible for the instructional design, field training, and associate communications that support the ongoing training and development of associates throughout Panera.

    Most recently, he served as the Chief Learning Officer at Farmers Insurance where he managed the University of Farmer's business unit. While in this role, he led a full organizational redesign to modernize the university operations and delivery model. Prior to that, he held a variety of roles focused on learning and organizational development, including Chief Talent Officer at Farmers Insurance; Vice President, Learning and Development at Warner Bros. Entertainment; and Vice President, Organization Development and Training at Fox Networks Group. In addition to his corporate experience, Scott has been a college professor at seven different California colleges and coached competitive debate.

Selection for ATD's Board of Directors

ATD’s Board of Directors comprises recognized leaders from a wide range of organizations and industries. The ATD Selection Committee is committed to ensuring that the board reflects a mix of the industry and that directors’ expertise aligns with ATD’s strategy.

Nominations for the 2022-2024 board will be due in mid-March 2021. You can request a nomination form after February 19, 2021 by contacting Jennifer Homer: 703.683.8123 or [email protected].