The ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter is governed by volunteer leaders who represent all aspects of the training and human resources development profession. These leaders utilize their management, marketing and technical skills to plan, administer, and implement the policies, programs and projects of the Chapter. Through their guidance, the organization serves the educational and professional development needs of its members.
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Project Manager / Secretary
Marketing & Communications Director
Professional Development & Programs Director
|Tiffany Murtagh Sodeman|
Community Relations Director
Ina Heffner is a Senior HR Analyst in Learning & Development at Salt River Project, with primary responsibilities in Diversity & Inclusion and Mentoring Program projects. Her career in Employee, Leadership, and Organization Development spans more than 20 years with various organizations and industries. She earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, and MS in Management and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL.
Ina worked with ATD VOS as a volunteer on the 2015 and 2016 ATD-VOS chapter annual conferences and joined the Board as Project Manager/Secretary in 2016, where she served until assuming the role of President in June, 2018. Previously, Ina served as an ASTD VOS board member in the late 1990's, before relocating to Houston, TX, and volunteering on the board of the Houston ASTD Chapter board in the early 2000's.
Ina has finally achieved a life goal of moving back to the Valley of the Sun and is excited to again serve with ATD VOS and work with a talented and passionate mix of veteran and new Board members elected for the 2020-2021 term!
Linkedin public profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberleschumann/
Kimberle Schumann, Manager, Instructor Led Training-Global Learning
Kimberle graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and moved to Arizona in 1993. She has been with PSAV since 1998 in many different roles. Prior to joining the Talent and Global Learning team in 2014, Kimberle was a Director of Event Technology for PSAV at both the Arizona Biltmore and The Phoenician. She has also worked in the PSAV Branch in many operations positions as wellas a Project Manager for conventions and corporate road shows.
Currently, Kimberle oversees the three Learning Centers in Tempe AZ, Orlando, FL, and Elgin, IL. Along with the Learning Center Specialists, she coordinates the over 300 Instructor-Led and high-end training for PSAV. She also delivers in person training on customer service, leadership and on-boards instructors.
She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband and two dogs.
Vicky is an entrepreneur and has been small business owner for over 20 years. She has operational experience in all aspects of the management of a successful performance/change management consulting business.
Working inside organizations and within her own has given her a unique blend of operational breadth and functional depth of expertise to bear on client/professional engagements. With strong business acumen and a system perspective, she is continually focused on alignment to organizational goals and objectives, and sustainable results.
Vicky moved to Phoenix full time last October from Michigan. She was involved with a local ISPI chapter in Michigan because she wanted to be involved with and give back to her professional community. She would like to do the same here in AZ. Vicky have experience as the VP of Finance and as President for the Michigan ISPI chapter and hope to bring that experience to bear while server on the board of ATD VOS.
Vicky strongly believe that a learning system is one of three key enablers to bring and sustain change in and organization; but is not a standalone solution. She am excited when working with an organization that understands this and works to ensure the learning event will be successful by looking at how it fits into the big picture. The members are our clients and need to be provided resources, events, and conversations that are holistic in nature and that help them be well rounded professionals who also see the big picture.
Linkedin public profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brecwhite/
Breanna White is a 2015 Texas A&M University graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Development. Bre currently works remotely from Chandler, AZ, as a Training Technologist & Project Manager for C&A Industries Inc. based out of Omaha, NE. In this ever evolving role, Bre primarily serves as LMS system administrator, is in charge of creating e-learning content (videos, quizzes, captivates, etc...), and conducts training evaluations for all grants and applications on behalf of the learning and development team. Bre has successfully obtained 9 workplace grants and most recently acquired the Training Top 125 and ATD BEST 2019 awards for the Learning & Development Team of C&A Industries. “I believe that technology, when used properly, can help execute project plans that make a strategic impact to workplace teams in support of business goals; making a difference is my motivator. Technology in the workplace is only going to become more and more prominent in our day to day workplace; understanding and leveraging this potential is a must to stay competitive in today’s workforce.”
By day, Bre lives and breaths all things technology, social media, and learning innovation; however, by night, Bre is a yoga instructor, enjoys cooking up new recipes, and spending time at the park with her son and husband.
Martyn Whitby is a Strategic Account Executive at OpenSesame, an educational technology company that provides an online marketplace for buying and selling SCORM e-learning courses focused primarily on employee training. For the last 14 years, Martyn has worked with L&D professionals to provide e-learning courses for their training priorities. His clients have ranged from 100 person start-ups, to Global 2000 companies. His tenured experience has helped Martyn become acquainted with many members and potential members of the local ATD chapter and audience. Martyn leverages his network connections into opportunities to build and engage chapter membership and enhance member experience.
Martyn studied E-Learning and Instructional Design at Rio Solado Community College, and Entrepreneurship at Mt. Hood Community College. He is passionate about measuring the impact of training and proving results, and excited about taking ATD VOS membership to new levels!
Linkedin Public Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittney-helt/
Brittney Helt is a communications professional focused on growing others and their businesses through her role as the Director of Customer Success at TTI Success Insights. At TTI SI, she is passionate about helping people realize their human potential through research-backed assessment tools, coaching, and learning as well as being an integral part of their annual People-First International Conference. A self-proclaimed L&D nerd, her affinity for the talent development industry was ignited after being introduced to ATD through the Central Indiana Chapter (CIC) over a decade ago. She began volunteering for ATD-CIC through their annual conference, eventually becoming the director and rebranding the event (which now attracts more than 200 learning professionals each year) to the Learning Summit. Brittney helped the chapter through the transition of ASTD to ATD as an active board member, leading the chapter’s Marketing and Communication efforts for three years. During her tenure, she was in charge of the design and implementation of a website reboot using Wild Apricot, the design, creation, and distribution of their monthly newsletter, social media content creation, and overall communications strategy and implementation.
Brittney earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Telecommunications News from the College of Communications at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Linkedin public profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lori-bond/
Lori is the Vice President of Talent Development at Advisor Group where she creates, transforms, and launches robust learning and development programs that elevate employee skills. She helps organizations by creating impactful talent development strategies and experiences and advocates for continuous professional development by leveraging innovative learning technologies and engaging design, so people want to be part of these learning experiences. Before her work at Advisor Group, Lori spent 20 years working to help print and manufacturing organizations transition into technology companies. Working to help transform these organizations and upskill their talented employees gave Lori the opportunity to incorporate change strategies into the development projects to increase employee engagement and retention. To support these organizations' success, she built high-performing teams by fostering a work environment that values creativity, insight, and collaboration.
Lori earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in adult learning. She is a member of the ATD book club and is honored to work with the ATD VOS Team as the Director of Professional Development and Programs. Using 25 years of talent development experience, she works with the board and members to determine our topics of interest and plan an engaging slate of speakers for learning opportunities that connect with the needs of today’s organizations and employees. The goal is to offer timely and engaging experiences to our members to ensure they get the most of their membership to ATD VOS.