ATD Tulsa Chapter
P.O. Box 33351
Tulsa, OK 74153-3351
2016 ATD Tulsa Board Members
President - Larry Straining, CPLP®
Larry Straining, CPLP®
Larry is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) who speaks around the country on technology related topics. He is the author of Learniappe ... 111 Creative Ways to use QR Codes and a contributor to both Interactive and Engaging Training—A Practical Guideand 101 More Ways to Make Training Active.
Larry is a Member of the Association for Talent Development and The eLearning Guild. Larry is also an adjunct professor who teaches about technology at Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma where he currently lives.
William "Skip" Eller, III, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Education and Development Manager
Manhattan Construction Company
William “Skip” Eller, III, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is the Education and Development Manager for Manhattan Construction Company. His responsibilities include leading the leadership development, talent management, and succession planning efforts for Manhattan's offices across the country. Skip previously led the T&D efforts at Cherokee Nation Businesses and Cherokee Nation Entertainment for over eight years. Skip has over 15 years’ training and leadership experience in the call center, communications, gaming, and now construction 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.
His responsibilities include leadership development, talent management, and succession planning for each of the CNB business entities. Adam has worked for Cherokee Nation Businesses for ten years and has nearly 15 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.
Walt Hansmann, CPLP® (License to Skill™)
Learning and Development Consultant
Walt Hansmann Training & Development, LLC
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™.
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, customer service, 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.
Recipient of the 2015 ATD Tulsa Distinguished Service Award, and 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).
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. 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. Previously, she served on the board of directors for YWCA WomenShelter in Long Beach, CA, and Youth Services of Tulsa.
When she’s not working, she sharpens her understanding of team dynamics and effective coaching by watching women’s collegiate and professional basketball games.
Shelby Morris is a Training Coordinator at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma where she is responsible for training and development programs for staff and faculty throughout the university. Shelby assists the University by providing training on various topics related to communication and manages new employee orientation. She works closely with other OSU Human Resources units to provide online modules related to benefits education, performance management and university policies and procedures. Shelby has been with OSU Human Resources since 2005 and is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership.
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.
Kara Schatz is currently the VP/Director, Compliance Training and Awareness for BOK Financial Corporation. She has been in her current role for 2 years and is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM). She provides the leadership and oversight to the Compliance training program delivered to approximately 5,000 employees annually. Prior to her role in Compliance, Kara served as the System and Workflow Trainer in the Commercial Bank at BOK Financial Corporation. Kara has spent her career in the financial industry, and has served in a training capacity in many of her roles.
Kara is a proud member of Women’s Leadership Council, a program that is part of the Tulsa Area United Way. She has many volunteer activities through the program, including serving as a mentor in Women in Recovery. She is active in the Union Public Schools and is the acting Treasurer of the Union Volleyball Booster Club.
Kara enjoys cooking, reading and rooting on her OSU Cowboys with her husband and three teenage children.
At-Large Director - Kate Helser-Jackson, PHR