Chapter Leadership Team

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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2016 Board of Directors



Laura Renaud, CPLP

Strategic Advisor

Phoebe Swan, CPLP

Project Manager / Secretary

Ina Heffner

Finance Director

Vicky Jarosz

Technology Director

Cayly Dixon, CPLP

Membership Director

Elizabeth Hoendervoogt, CPLP

Marketing & Communications Director

Open position

Professional Development Co-Directors

Teresa Hutchinson
Tammy Preble, CPLP

Conference Director

Jacqui Sabo

Sponsorship Director

Open position

Biographies are sorted alphabetically by last name.

Technology Director - Cayly Dixon, MS, CPLP

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Cayly Dixon, CPLP, is a dedicated L&D professional and knowledge management enthusiast who is comfortable in the technical world but at home with people. She is Corporate Training Manager for Entero, a software company, and is a certified Dale Carnegie facilitator. She loves to knit and run, learning to live in the desert and her family.

Cayly has her Masters of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy from Columbia University and studied at the University of Toronto for her undergrad. She became a CPLP in 2013.

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Project Manager / Secretary - Ina Heffner

Ina Heffner

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Ina Heffner is a leadership and organization development consultant and communications and media training facilitator. She has previously worked in various organizations and industries, including: Procter & Gamble paper manufacturing; Mobil Chemical plastic films manufacturing; Abbott Laboratories infant and medical nutritional product manufacturing; CEMEX construction aggregates manufacturing; DBM outplacement consulting; Houston/Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority; and BP corporate management development.

After having had several opportunities to network and work with the chapter and Board, including as a volunteer at the 2015 and 2016 ATD-VOS annual conferences, Ina is excited about the chapter's activities and direction. In a short time, she developed positive relationships with several Board members and was acknowledged for making valuable contributions toward chapter event success. Ina loves to be in a position to continue to support ATD Valley of the Sun in achieving its vision.

Ina’s other current and previous volunteer activities include: ASTD (now ATD) Valley of the Sun Board member ~1998-9; ASTD Houston Board Member (2002-3); ODN Chicago program committee 2014-15; Prairie View College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board member 2005-present; Lemont (IL) Fire Protection District Project intern 2014; Leadership Houston member and class selection committee member 2005-present: Association for Psychological Type member: Arizona Supreme Court Judicial College former Board member; Arizona Committee on Probation Education former Board member.

Ina 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.

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Membership Director - Elizabeth Hoendervoogt, CPLP

Elizabeth Hoendervoogt

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Elizabeth is a Senior HR Analyst at Salt River Project.  She has been with SRP since February 2014 and has worked in the Learning & Development field since 2006.  Her passion is developing people both within organizations and in her non-profit volunteering and service.  Her areas of focus in her current role at SRP include; employee & leadership development, organizational development and program design & development.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from ASU and a Master of Education degree in Counseling-Human Relations from NAU. She is a Real Colors Facilitator, Crucial Conversations Trainer as well as a Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP).

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Professional Development Co-Director – Teresa Hutchinson, MBA, Ed.D.

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Program Dean of Core Business Programs for the School of Business, University of Phoenix, Teresa Hutchinson oversees curriculum strategies and new course development for undergraduate and graduate business programs for over 40,000 students. Driven and resourceful, she develops plans to enhance the student learning experience and increase business acumen for the workplace, integrating cutting-edge tools.

Serves the ATD Valley of the Sun board as Co-Director of Professional Development, previously served ATD Mississippi Valley as Director of Marketing and President Elect, VP of Membership for the Great River SHRM Board, and an Executive Board Member of Habitat for Humanity in the Quad Cities, IA.

Teresa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Food and Nutrition at the University of Iowa, and earned her MBA at St. Ambrose University. Recently, completed her doctoral studies in Educational Technology at University of Phoenix, her dissertation focuses on the assessment of complex computer simulations in MBA courses and the role that instructional technology plays in providing effective learning experiences. As a specialist in Educational Technology, Teresa brings learner engagement to a new level.

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Finance Director - Vicky Jarosz

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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.

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Professional Development Co-Director - Tammy Preble, CPLP

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Tammy has over 20 years of experience in talent development, specializing in instructional design and leadership development. Her experience includes both leadership and consultant roles for Fortune 500 financial and retail organizations. Tammy has stayed active in ATD, including serving as the ASTD-VOS 2008 President. She received her CPLP certification in 2011.

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President - Laura Renaud, CPLP

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Laura is the currently a Learning Leader for Medtronic Tempe Campus. She received her Green Belt certification in the Lean Six Sigma methodology for driving continuous improvements efforts that positively impacted business results.

As a Learning Professional she is responsible for managing the manufacturing training department. In this role, she partners with business leaders to develop and implement Learning and Development strategies to drive improvement in organizational and business performance.

Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Paul Quinn College and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

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Conference Director - Jacqui Sabo

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Jacqui Sabo has been promoted to Vice President of Sales for Goodmans Interior Structures, responsible for offices in Phoenix, Tucson and Albuquerque.  She has been with Goodmans Phoenix since October 2007 as sales manager.  She earned her MBA from Wilkes University and earned her B.S. in Business from University of Phoenix and A.A.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University, before eventually becoming a commercial real estate broker and property manager in Phoenix for various firms from 1982-1994. After her twelve-year career as an office specialist and earning a real estate broker’s license and a RPA from Building Owners and Managers International, Jacqui continued to work in Phoenix and then in Dallas, where she worked in sales, sales management and general management in the contract office furniture industry. In addition to sales management, Ms. Sabo is a certified sales trainer for AchieveGlobal Professional Selling Skills and CEB Challenger Sales and has delivered numerous sales training workshops to sales professionals and management.  She is a member of the board for the Arizona Association of Economic Development working with municipalities, industry partners and tribal communities in economic development.  Since 2013, Ms. Sabo has served as a docent and museum guide for the Musical Instrument Museum.  She currently resides in Phoenix with her husband Thomas.  She can be contacted at

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Strategic Advisor - Phoebe Swan, CPLP

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Talent Development Consultant for Medtronic Global Learning and Leadership Development Center of Expertise. Responsible for implementing and executing global learning initiatives to build talent and excellence within Medtronic. Supports the implementation and execution of several large-scale Medtronic Learning and Development programs and initiatives to 90,000 employees. Supports two porforlios; Career Development for All and Connections and Vice President Onboarding. Partners with business leaders to develop and implement strategies that drive optimum individual, organizational and business performance.

Serves the Southwest Region as a National Advisor for Chapters for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Chief Learning Officer magazine Business Intelligence Board.

As a Certified Emotional Intelligence consultant, Phoebe assesses and coaches individuals optimize their relationships . Phoebe is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance. The CPLP certification is an internationally recognized gold standard in the learning industry.

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ATD-VOS Ambassadors

Don Hansen

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Don Hansen is a Consulting Manager with MSS Business Transformation Advisory in Phoenix. Don has been consulting for large SAP implementations for the past twenty years and specializes in end user training program design and development. His passion is connecting people with the information they need to embrace change and perform their day-to-day tasks with ease and excellence.

Don earned his Master of Science in Education from California State University, East Bay (Hayward) in 2002. He will be among the first group of professionals to take the new ATD Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) examination in September 2017.

Marybeth Luczu

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Marybeth has a pension analyst and customer service background. She became a trainer through training new hires within every role she was worked. Her technical and customer service backgrounds work well together while she trains on technical topics in layman terms. She volunteers with Toastmasters as her chapter’s VP of Public Relations and also with ATD. She mentors her friends with any networking skills that they need. She has also trained numerous groups on American Sign Language and provided training classes for a couple MLM companies.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with in a minor in Psychology from Monmouth College (IL). She completed her Training Certificate from ATD to freshen up on her training skills and to become certified as a trainer.  She is looking towards Gamification as her next field of interest.

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