The Association for Talent Development (ATD) announces that Ted Smith, Chief of Civic Innovation for the Louisville Metro Government in Kentucky, has joined the Association’s board of directors. He will serve a three-year term, 2016-2018.
Ted has passion for the many ways digital media has changed consumer expectations for health science information. He served as Executive Vice President, Research and Patient Engagement for HealthCentral after the company he co-founded in 2005, MedTrackAlert, was acquired in June 2008. Earlier in his career, Ted directed Accenture’s Technology Education program in St. Charles, IL bringing new technologies to skill development for over 30,000 consultants globally.
He holds a bachelor of science from Allegheny College, a master’s degree and doctorate of philosophy degree in Cognitive Science from Miami University (OH), and a post-doctorate from MIT in Aeronautics and Astronautics.
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 www.td.org.