From the ATD Tulsa Chapter President - Walt Hansmann, CPLP
Fellow ATD Tulsa Chapter Members,
It is my pleasure to announce that the following nominations have been received.
Sunilyn Hertt for Vice President of Accommodations
Kim Boggs for Vice President of Administration
Linda Jenkins for Vice President of Finance
Megan McManus for Vice President of Marketing
We have all the required documentation from each nominee.
I can confirm that each nominee is a member-in-good-standing of the ATD Tulsa Chapter.
Get to know the nominees:
Sunilynn Hertt became a member two years ago as a Power Member. Suni works for Tulsa County as a Training and Information Specialist, with 14 years’ experience in the field of Talent Development. She is nominated for Vice President of Accommodations. She has not served on the ATD Tulsa board previously.
What benefits have you received from your ATD Tulsa membership? Joining the ATD Tulsa chapter has been such a positive experience. Not only have I had so many opportunities to network with other training professionals in the area, I have gained friendships. All my experiences with the Board members and the Chapter members have all been positive and everyone has made me feel like I belong. But most importantly, attending the monthly training sessions have helped me expand my professional development and knowledge.
What are your talent development Areas of Expertise? Most of my career I have developed training content for instructor led training courses. As a training specialist I have always had the task to schedule and plan training and wellness events, along with ensuring they are executed well. I also have a knack for getting others involved!
What benefits have you received from being a Power Member? I have received recognition by the ATD Tulsa Chapter, which is always nice. I have enjoyed all the resources and training opportunities that I receive via the ATD website and printed magazine.
What professional roles have you held in the field of Talent Development? Training and Curriculum Specialist, DOD- As the Training and Curriculum Specialist the main focus was to ensure all caregiving/ teaching staff completed their Induvial Development Plan throughout their employment. I also assisted with accreditation for the educational program and supported employees with their professional certifications.
Training Specialist, Tulsa County- As the Training Specialist I schedule all training and wellness events for all eight elected officials. I also market and educate our employees about training and events, really convince them why they need to attend. I develop and conduct the New Employee Orientation for our new employees. I also was elected by my fellow employees to represent them on the Tulsa County Retirement Board.
How will you contribute to ATD Tulsa chapter leadership? I will contribute to ATD Tulsa leadership by working to make our events and encounters with current and new ATD members pleasurable and worthwhile. I plan to assist the other leadership if they are in need just as I have witnessed during my membership, I’ve learned we are one big team. No one fails on my watch!
While at ATD ICE I had the chance to spend time with many leaders of ATD and some of those that were recognized for outstanding accomplishments at their local chapters. It was so energizing, and I would love to assist in any way to get our Chapter recognized as well.
Kim Boggs was a member from 2000 to 2008, rejoined three years ago and is a Power Member. Kim works for Matrix Service Company as Training & Development Specialist, with 30 years’ experience in the field of Talent Development. She is nominated for Vice President of Administration. Kim is currently serving as the ATD Tulsa VP of Marketing.
What benefits have you received from your ATD Tulsa membership? Networking with other T&D professionals!
What are your talent development Areas of Expertise? Leadership, eLearning development, curriculum design, training delivery, change management, situational leadership, Insight Personality Profile and coaching.
What benefits have you received from being a Power Member? Networking with other leaders in the chapters across the US; Discounts on attending workshops/conferences.
What professional roles have you held in the field of Talent Development? Training & Development, trainer, facilitator, leadership coaching, change management specialist, T&D Manager.
How will you contribute to ATD Tulsa chapter leadership? I have a passion for Training & Development and have served as VP of Marketing this past year. I have experience on the board and look forward to continuing to serve. During the past year I have learned many important things about the ATD Tulsa chapter and feel I have the qualities and leadership ability to be a good VP of Administration.
Linda Jenkins has been a member 8 1/2 years and has been a Power Member 4 1/2 years. Linda is a consultant for non-profit boards and owner of Jenkins Consulting Group. Linda has 11 years’ experience in the field of Talent Development. Linda is nominated for Vice President of Finance. She has served on the ATD Tulsa Board of Directors as an At-Large Director in 2015; VP of Programming in 2016; President-Elect and State Conference Chair in 2017; President in 2018; and Past President in 2019.
What benefits have you received from your ATD Tulsa membership? I’ve learned training delivery techniques and approaches that have improved my ability to communicate with and train nonprofit board leaders.
What are your talent development Areas of Expertise? Training Delivery
What benefits have you received from being a Power Member? Here are two benefits: 1. Attending ICE three times and having the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by industry leaders; and 2. Downloading a copy of Mastering the Art of Feedback and other resources to help me design and deliver a workshop on peer-to-peer feedback.
What professional roles have you held in the field of Talent Development? Most of the roles I’ve held during my career have included talent development responsibilities especially training volunteers to complete assessment processes and govern nonprofits effectively. I became a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer in 2015, the first year the certification was offered.
How will you contribute to ATD Tulsa chapter leadership? As a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer,
one of my strongest areas of professional expertise is best practices for
governance and leadership of nonprofit organizations. I have expertise in
creating and administering board assessments; then using the assessment results
to help boards craft and implement strategies to strengthen their governance
practices. Also, I work one-on-one with executives and board members to help
them strengthen their performance.
As an ATD Tulsa board member, for the past 4.5 years, I have worked with fellow board members to craft and implement strategies to strengthen our governance practices. Through our collective efforts, we were able to achieve chapter Super Star status for 2018 (in 2019) by completing all CARE requirements and reaching over 50% Power Membership. I’d like to continue to help ATD Tulsa grow and develop as Vice President of Finance in 2020.
Megan McManus joined as a Power Member in July 2019. Megan is owner of Megan McManus Consulting, LLC and a full-time graduate student with two years’ experience in the field of Talent Development. Megan is nominated for Vice President of Marketing. She has not served on the ATD Tulsa board previously.
What benefits have you received from your ATD Tulsa membership? Great programming, networking
What are your talent development Areas of Expertise? Sales and marketing training (design, facilitate and measure
What benefits have you received from being a Power Member? Online content from the national chapter and in-person content from my local chapter
What professional roles have you held in the field of Talent Development? Facilitator and program coordinator
How will you contribute to ATD Tulsa chapter leadership? I took the path less traveled to find my way to training as I developed an interest in training about three years ago when I was assigned to facilitate trainings as part of my marketing job at PennWell Corporation. I, of course, fell in love, and I never looked back.
That said, I’ve spent most of the last 8 years working in marketing agencies, helping hundreds of clients with everything and anything marketing, from print and digital, to experiential and event marketing. One of my client categories has been non-profits and professional associations, so I’ve even helped a handful of professional organizations create email campaigns, develop social media strategies, create engaging events, host online events, communicate with existing members and market to prospective members. In addition, I have a background in public relations (and it’s one of the primary services I sell and execute as a consultant) so I know I can help articulate the story and goals of this organization while publicizing events and membership drives.
Being a newer member, and with my marketing savvy, I know I could bring a lot of new ideas and tactical capabilities to the group.
NOTES ON THE ELECTIONS PROCESS:
The 2020 Elections Committee has reviewed all nominations to ensure eligibility and suitability for the board positions.
If two or more candidates are running for the same board position, each will have an opportunity to give a two-minute presentation in-person or have his/her two-minute video played during the August 16, 2019 Program Meeting. To promote equal access for all chapter members, presentations will be recorded by ATD Tulsa and posted, along with videos shown, on the ATD Tulsa website following the meeting. NOTE: There are no contested races this year.
Elections will occur electronically (online) from Friday, August 16, 2019 until Friday, August 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM (8 days).
If you have questions, contact Walt Hansmann, CPLP, President, by email at email@example.com or by phone or text at 918-671-1041.
Walt Hansmann, CPLP
President, ATD Tulsa Chapter