Martha Soehren, PhD, is the chief talent development officer for Comcast. She spent 25 years with the defense industry, 13 years as an adjunct professor, and is going on 19 years with Comcast. She is the past chairwoman of the Board of Directors for Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT), is on the Board Selection Committee for ATD, was the 2014 chairwoman of ATD’s Board of Directors, and is a member of ATD’s Chief Talent Development Officer Board. Soehren also serves as an L&D expert for the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Board of Directors. She is on two advisory boards working to close the skills gap between higher education and the business world—the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning and the University of Pennsylvania Liberal and Professional Studies. Soehren is a learning leader with the Elliott Masie Consortium and an executive champion for Comcast’s Veteran’s Employee Resource Group. WICT recently established the Martha Soehren Women Veterans Fellowship in her honor.