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Jessica Neal Joins Board of Directors for the Association for Talent Development


The Association for Talent Development (ATD) announces that Jessica Neal, Chief People Officer for Scopely, the leading touchscreen entertainment network, has joined the Association’s board of directors. She will serve a three-year term, 2016-2018.

Throughout her career, Jessica has been key in building teams for disruptive and fast-growing companies. At Scopely, she is responsible for the company’s hiring efforts and its culture, and how to create a working environment where employees can thrive during a time of rapid growth. Prior to joining Scopely, Jessica was the VP of Talent at Coursera, leading HR and recruiting for the high-growth startup that provides universal access to education.  Before Coursera, Jessica spent almost eight years at Netflix as the VP of Talent and Talent Acquisition. Jessica helped to build Netflix’s corporate culture in her eight-year tenure, running aggressive recruitment efforts and building the teams that transitioned the company’s focus from DVD by mail to the expansive streaming library of today. 

About ATD


The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the world’s largest professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees, improve performance, and help to achieve results for the organizations they serve. Originally established in 1943, the association was previously known as the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

ATD’s members come from more than 120 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector. ATD supports talent development professionals who gather locally in volunteer-led U.S. chapters and international member networks, and with international strategic partners. For more information, visit

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