President - Lewana Harris
Call or Text Lewana @ (918) 951-3107
Lewana Harris was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She serves as a Development Instructor with ONEOK. Prior to her current position she was employed with Tulsa County District Community Corrections as a probation and parole officer. While employed there, Lewana was awarded for her leadership by being endowed as Tulsa County District Officer of the Year in 2011, Officer of the Quarter 2011 and Officer of the Month- March 2011. She was also previously employed with Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, GA as a Pretrial Services Officer.
Lewana is an active leader in the community. She currently serves as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and has served on the boards of, Tulsa Area Human Resources Association (TAHRA), ONEOK’s Women’s Resource Group and is currently President-Elect of Association of Talent Development (ATD). She is a volunteer on the program committee of Resonance, an organization that helps women rise above their past, and believe in a brighter future. Additionally, she is a Junior Achievement volunteer, which is a program that teaches students, K-12 about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Lewana’s areas of training include leadership development, resolution training, understanding, valuing, and managing diversity, stress management crisis training, working successfully with female offenders, and organizational leadership. She is certified in the areas of DISC (a communication tool), Situational Leadership, 360 Leadership Feedback Assessments, Designing Learning and Building Inclusive Teams.
Lewana has served on various committees throughout Tulsa and surrounding areas and is committed to enlightening, encouraging, educating and empowering others to activate their full potential to ensure their personal contributions are making their community and organization a more productive one. Lewana enjoys the responsibility of motivating and developing others by providing the tools needed for personal and professional development to enhance themselves, their community or organization.
Lewana is a proud graduate of Clark Atlanta University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. She also earned her master’s degree in Human Relations with a focus in Organizational Studies from the University of Oklahoma, where she maintained a grade point average of 4.0. Lewana resides in Tulsa with her three children, Skyler, Madison, and Bryce.
Past-President - Walt Hansmann, CPLP
Walt Hansmann, CPLP
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 Talent Development® (CPTD®) credential formerly known as Certified Professional in Learning and Performance® or CPLP®). 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, 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.
Hansmann has been involved with nonprofit organizations for 40 years, having served in numerous leadership roles. In addition to his service to ATD Tulsa, he is president of the Oklahoma Cornhusker Club a University of Nebraska Alumni group, and is an active member of Toastmasters International having earned the organization's highest education recognition being named a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM).
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 since 2009.
VP of Finance - Linda Jenkins
Call or Text Linda @ (918) 808-6935
Linda Jenkins is a nonprofit governance and leadership consultant with over 34 years of professional experience. She has owned her own company - Jenkins Consulting Group (JCG) - for twelve years. JCG services strengthen nonprofit organizational effectiveness through customized board assessment and development services, retreat and meeting facilitation, and teambuilding training including managing unconscious bias workshops.
In 2012, Linda boosted her board consulting expertise by becoming one of the first BoardSource Certified Governance Trainers®. Driven by her passion to create inclusive workplaces, she became certified to facilitate Managing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace workshops through the Cultural Intelligence Center in August 2019.
With Linda’s management and expertise, JCG has successfully completed 62 projects for 45 organizations in Oklahoma and Texas.
Before establishing JCG in 2007, Linda honed her professional skills through professional and leadership 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, Linda is serving as Vice President of Finance for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Tulsa Chapter and Vice Chair of the City of Tulsa’s Sales Tax Overview Committee. Previously, she served on the board of directors for YWCA WomenShelter (Long Beach, CA), Youth Services of Tulsa, and Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries.
When she’s not working, she sharpens her understanding of team dynamics and effective coaching by watching women’s NCAA and WNBA basketball games.
For more information about Linda and JCG, visit www.jenkinscg.com.
VP of Marketing - Megan McManus
Megan McManus Consulting, LLC
Call or Text Megan @ (918) 237-2882
Megan McManus is a Tulsa native. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Human Resource Development from Louisiana State University. Her undergrad was in Broadcast Journalism at Oklahoma State University, and she has an Instructional Design certificate from ATD.
After many years of working in fast-paced marketing agencies, Megan was lucky to discover the intersection of her talents and passions: training and development. Today, Megan leads her own consultancy for instructional design, training delivery, and internal marketing of trainings. Thanks to her background in the digital agency world, she has personally created and executed social media and content strategies for more than 100 regional, national and international business-to-business brands, which is a specialty she brings to her clients who seek to generate excitement and engagement around training initiatives.
When she isn't busy with work or school, you can catch Megan spending time with her husband and three rescue dogs, running marathons, volunteering with BBBS, doing yoga, or dancing to her favorite 70s songs.
VP of Accommodations - Sunilynn Hertt
Training and Information Specialist
VP of Programming - Laurie Rosenbaum, APTD
Organizational Development Consultant
Laurie Rosenbaum is a born and bred Okie, having lived in Lawton, Hobart, Oklahoma City, and now Tulsa. Laurie holds an APTD (Associate Professional in Talent Development) credential from ATD, earned a Bachelor's in Organizational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Colorado State University. She currently works at ONE Gas Inc as an Organizational Development Consultant.
Laurie has professional expertise specifically in corporate compliance training, gamification, microlearning, e-learning, training reinforcement, and new employee onboarding. She consults on a variety of training topics at ONE Gas including interview panels, confidentiality, HIPAA, code of conduct, harassment policy, leadership coaching, and safety. She has spoken on compliance training trends for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) at their Utilities & Energy Conference, as well as in online webinars.
Laurie resides in the Tulsa/Jenks area and enjoys camping, knitting, reading, and gaming.
President-Elect - Vacant
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