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ATD Tulsa Chapter

P.O. Box 33351

Tulsa, OK 74153-3351


2015 ATD Tulsa Board Members


President - Skip Eller

William "Skip" Eller, M.A.

Senior Manager, Leadership Development

Cherokee Nation Businesses 

William “Skip” Eller III, M.A. is the Senior Manager of Employee and Leadership Development for Cherokee Nation Businesses.  His responsibilities include leadership development, talent management, and succession planning for each of the CNB business entities.  Skip came to Cherokee Nation Businesses and Cherokee Nation Entertainment just over four years ago nearly 15 years’ training and leadership experience in the call center industry.  He is a certified facilitator with Franklin Covey and Hogan Assessments.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Secondary Education from Drury University in Springfield, MO and a Master of Arts in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Oklahoma – Tulsa.  In his spare time, he enjoys singing (bass) with the Choir of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, cooking, and gardening.  Skip is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.      


President-Elect - Shane Norrid

 Shane Norrid
 Consumer Program Manager
 BOK Financial

Shane currently serves as the Consumer Program Manager for BOK Financial, a 2015 Forbes Global 2000 list member, which provides banking and financial services to clients across 7 states in the South Central United States.  In his role, Shane is responsible for managing the ongoing career development program including the design, curriculum needs, marketing, and employee progression function to ensure that all Consumer division team members are attaining the skills and competencies necessary to be successful in their roles.

Prior to joining BOK Financial, Shane served as an Account Executive for Apollo Education Group.  With Apollo, Shane consulted with both Talent Development and Human Resource professionals of corporations, using creative solutions, to improve upon individual and organizational performance through employee and leadership development activities.
Shane is a proud graduate of University of the Ozarks, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics while playing both basketball and baseball on the University’s varsity teams.  Later, Shane earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Phoenix.
Outside of work, Shane enjoys spending as much time as possible with his beautiful wife of 4 years, Krista, and their young daughter, Kynlee.  The Norrid family is also excited to be expanding with the addition of baby boy Norrid coming in November 2015.  Shane loves to share in beach/pool fun with his family, loves to travel, and is pretty much a sports fanatic.  Shane remains passionate about playing golf, basketball, baseball, skiing, and traveling to new places with his family.          
Past President - Steve Laswell

 Steve Laswell


 Next Level Executive Coaching, LLC


Steve is the President of Next Level Executive Coaching, a company he built from the ground up in 2008.  Steve’s passion is developing self-managed leaders through mentoring, one-on-one coaching, and team-based coaching.  Leaders that participate in Steve’s coaching programs experience greater productivity and job satisfaction.  Prior to becoming a full-time executive coach, Steve worked as a Station Manager with Cox Communications, and has served others through ministry.  Steve holds a Master's degree from Southern Nazarene University.  Steve enjoys the outdoors and photography; has been married to his wife, Rita, for 37 years.  Together, they have 3 daughters and 9 grandchildren.

VP of Finance (Treasurer) - Adam Barrow

Adam Barrow is a Manager of Employee and Leadership Development for Cherokee Nation Businesses. His responsibilities include leadership development, talent management, and succession planning for each of the CNB business entities. Adam has worked for  Cherokee Nation Businesses and Cherokee Nation Entertainment just over nine years and has nearly 13 years’ of operational and leadership experience spanning many industries, including the United States Marine Corps. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK and is completing a Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma. Adam is also a high school football and basketball official for the OSSAA. Adam is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. 

VP of Administration (Secretary) - Walt Hansmann, CPLP®  

 Walt Hansmann, CPLP® (License to Skill)

 Learning and Development Consultant

 Messages: (918) 938-4485  or   @WaltHansmann


An innovative Workplace Learning and Performance (WLP) Professional with many years of demonstrated talent development results, Walt Hansmann has earned the ATD Certification Institute's Certified Professional in Learning and Performance® (CPLP®) credential. His passion is to help people Harness the Power of Knowing™.

Through his extensive background, Hansmann helps senior leaders solve employee development needs by aligning training solutions to business requirements. Using established competency models, Hansmann collaborates with business partners to manage complex projects to design training curriculum; implement learning initiatives; and provide training support for skills training, leadership programs and competency development. His work ranges from executive coaching to managing a corporate training group; and from training design to instructor-led and virtual presentations.

Hansmann has helped design and deliver enterprise-wide technical and non-technical learning programs on compliance, safety, applications, business processes, leadership, team effectiveness, and communications to name several. He is a Blanchard® Certified Manager®.

Quick to adapt to emerging trends, Hansmann works across generations using old-fashioned "lessons-of-the-ages" with evolving technology in his learning strategy and curriculum development. He also administers Learning Management Systems, e-learning and virtual classrooms.

As a storyteller, speaker, presenter and training facilitator, Hansmann uses training interventions to help people achieve their goals and realize their dreams through career development planning, team presentations and personal coaching.

Hansmann has successfully contributed to organizations ranging from small organizations with a "family" culture, to a global Fortune 500 industry leader. With experience in the project management, association management, nonprofits, automotive, trucking, consumer reporting, investigations, call center, oil and gas, and energy industries, his passion is to help people experience that "aha!" moment within his training initiatives, where personal growth becomes reality.

An ATD/ASTD international member since 1985, Hansmann has served ATD Tulsa as a Board Member for eight years. He has facilitated sessions for ATD chapter leaders from around the world at the past five ATD Chapter Leaders Conferences (ALC).


VP of Membership - Greg Kittinger

Greg is responsible for Business Development for a national labor consulting firm, Labor Relations Institute, Inc. As part of his responsibilities, Greg is involved in the design, development, and marketing of training products and services, particularly for front-line supervisors.  
Having spent over 25 years in the world of live stage production, film, TV, and video production (with some missions team training thrown in for good measure), Greg is fairly new to the official world of talent development and is working hard to leverage the knowledge gleaned from ATD friends to his role at LRI. 
Greg obtained a BA in Social Work from Oral Roberts University, and reads about 50 books a year. He has 6 children (homeschooled), 5 grandkids (to date), and an extensive scale aircraft model collection that he has built and keeps on display at his office.                                                                
VP of Programming - Amy Barnes


Amy has over 15 years’ consultative sales experience in areas related to employee training and development. She is currently the Director of Business Development for Reliant Talent Management Solutions.  As an account executive with NETg (now owned by Skillsoft) and ExecuTrain, Amy assisted organizations in selecting and implementing training programs and libraries of e-learning content. More recently, Amy worked in higher education as a liaison for business and industry, and later as a director of enrollment management in adult degree programs.  

VP of Accommodations - Lorinda Schrammel

Lorinda Schrammel is the Training and Development Manager at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma where she is responsible for training and professional development programs for staff and faculty throughout the university. Lorinda and her team provide training in areas such as supervision, strengths, communication, leadership, financial management, policy and procedures, performance management and computer skills, as well as organize events such as Staff Development Day, the Executive Briefing series and Administrative Professionals Day. Lorinda was a featured speaker at the 2013 TedXOState event and is a regular speaker at local, regional and national events. Lorinda is a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. 
VP of SIGS / GIGS - Mary Parker

Mary Parker is the Compliance Training Specialist for Cherokee Nation Entertainment.  Her responsibilities include: creating online courses, trainings, manuals, and instructor led material.  She also facilitates trainings for all of the Cherokee Nation Entertainment properties.  Mary earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Northeastern State University and is currently working on her Master’s degree from OU in Administrative Leadership.  Mary’s personal interests include golf, soccer, and her two boys.  Mary is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
VP of Marketing - Wyatt Hockmeyer

Wyatt Hockmeyer
Wyatt Hockmeyer, President of Lhotse Management Solutions, LLC, is a tenured leader in management and organizational development.  Dr. Hockmeyer is currently enrolled in a graduate program in Strategic Management at Harvard University and holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership from University of Phoenix.  Hockmeyer also earned a M.Ed. with an emphasis in Training and Development from University of Oklahoma, an M.S. in Accountancy from University of Phoenix, and a B.A. in Philosophy from University of Oklahoma.  Dr. Hockmeyer has served in leadership positions in many of the world’s largest organizations and offers a unique blend of practical experience and formal education.  Hockmeyer works closely with executive leaders across multiple industries and is an authority on management, leadership, and workforce development.     
VP of Digital Media - Zac Davis


Zac Davis has been a corporate trainer since 1997.  Zac was with the Trase Miller training department for 17 years with the position of the Learning and Development Coordinator. He has now moved on to MetLife as a Business Instructor.  Zac has developed and facilitated new hire training and recurrent trainings, which includes technical training on several complex computer systems, customer service and sales training in the travel and insurance industry.  He has written manuals and curriculums that include E-learning courses and hybrid classes combining the E-learning and classroom trainings.     


At-Large Director - Linda Jenkins  


Linda Jenkins is a nonprofit governance and leadership consultant with over 28 years of professional experience. She has owned her own company - Jenkins Consulting Group (JCG) - for eight years. JCG services increase nonprofit organizational effectiveness through strategic planning, board development, leadership training, and meeting facilitation. JCG has successfully completed over 33 projects for 24 organizations in Oklahoma and Texas.   

Before establishing JCG in 2007, Linda honed her professional skills through positions with the City of Long Beach, the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Area United Way.  She is a member of BoardSource and is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer®. Linda holds degrees from Princeton University and the University of Texas at Austin.

Linda is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa and LEAD North (formerly North Tulsa Development Council). Currently, she is serving on the board of directors for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Tulsa Chapter and Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries. She served on the board of directors for YWCA WomenShelter in Long Beach, CA, and Youth Services of Tulsa. Her favorite volunteer activity is serving as a Reading Buddy for a 3rd grader at Gilcrease Elementary School.

At-Large Director - (Open Position)

The Tulsa Chapter of the Association for Talent Development

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P.O. Box 33351 Tulsa, OK 74153-3351

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