Like our members, I share a strong passion for learning and development and feel fortunate to be a member of the board of directors. My goal is to lead the chapter with new initiatives that serve as a strong resource for the learning and development community. I appreciate the talent development resources available and I want our chapter to be a valuable resource for those in the Madison area.
Curt is the Lead Learning Programs Manager for QBE North America and has been with the organization since 2013. Prior to QBE, Curt spent 17 years with American Family Insurance mostly in the L&D space designing and delivering technical and leadership curricula.
Kathy is an Instructional Design Manager for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Center for Professional Development (CPD). She is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing educational programs for CUNA's institutes, schools, and conferences. Credit Union lending, collections and compliance training programs are her current focus. Prior to joining CUNA, Kathy spent twenty years in the training and development field in the banking industry. She has experience in all aspects of employee training, design, implementation, facilitation and assessment to improve employee development and ensure effective training programs drive for results.
Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is a member of ATD-MAC and also volunteers for Junior Achievement where she has instructed JA programs to elementary school students for years. Kathy is a life-long resident of Madison, Wisconsin where she enjoys the four seasons, but also loves to travel, which fits well with her frequent business travel opportunities working with credit unions around the country.Return to top
Jude is a payroll administrator at QBE, an integrated specialist insurer, his current role focuses on optimizing recent software implementations to support a cloud based out sourced payroll model. Previously, he served 4 years in the USAF. Stationed at Hanscom AFB near Boston, MA he did his part in managing Hanscom’s financial mission that spans $297 mil and reaches 23,000 people throughout New England region. After a long day of staring at computer screens and numbers Jude likes to refurbish thrift store finds primarily frames in which to display his growing collection of fictional maps.
I want to begin by thanking you all for allowing me to serve as VP of Marketing for ATD-MAC. I will never forget the first event I ever attended – I was amazed to be surrounded by so many people who shared my passion for development. I continue to look forward to each chance I have to connect and interact with you! My goal in this position is to spread the word about what we do, connect you to all the fantastic resources ATD and ATD-MAC have to offer, and create spaces for us to interact and grow together online.
I have spent the last 7 years in some type of training capacity – from department-level onboarding to supervising trainees all the way to my current position in Leadership Development. One of the things I enjoy most about talent development is our unique position to inspire people, help them achieve their goals, and increase their confidence. I get a lot of joy out of experimenting with different design, development, and delivery theories to help pull the learner to the center of the learning experience. Thank you in advance for all the ways that having the chance to interact and network with you will challenge me to be better and learn even better ways of doing this! I look forward to seeing you online.
I was always told that my role as a softball catcher was to be the coach on the field. I was the one player who could see the entire field and everything that happened on it, and that afforded me the ability to guide my teammates toward making the right play. That role has set the stage for me in my career. My goal now, as it was then, is to help people reach their full potential. Just like when I was on the softball field, I still try to use my vision of the entire field (from front-end to back-end, from day-to-day to company strategic initiatives) to provide the right resources and direction to set my teammates up for success.
ATD has proven to be an important resource to my own understanding of the role of L&D professionals in the workplace, expanded my skillset as a facilitator of learning, and provided great networking opportunities with highly talented colleagues in the community. As VP of Membership, I hope to help provide that opportunity to others!
In addition to leading Professional Development at American Family, Kimberly designs and delivers a variety of training experiences related to unconscious bias, conflict resolution, team communication, change management, and strategic thinking. People describe her training sessions as high energy, relevant and engaging.
She’s been involved in this type of work in the Madison community for over 20 years. She is a certified administrator of Myers Briggs and a trained mediator. She looks forward to the opportunity to be a part of the ATD-MAC Board
Andrea has been working in the talent development field for over 10 years. She started training because she simply had a knack for it. Since then, she has continued to grow as a trainer and develop her skills and experience in facilitation, instructional design and coaching. She currently works as a training specialist for Shopbop (a subsidiary of Amazon) supporting their customer contact centers world-wide. She also recently undertook the development of their customer service quality assurance program. Andrea has previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In 2014, she obtained her Certified Professional in Learning and Performance from ATD.
I’m so happy to be part of ATD-MAC and am eager to do more. For the past two years, as Publisher/Consultant with TEAM Resources (a company of four people) I have been working from home. This new experience led me to get more involved with ATD-MAC and discover what a great support network and value it is. I hope to part of the growth and evolution of the chapter and the greater organization.
With TEAM Resources I spend my time writing for, advising and training primarily credit union board members and executive. Previous to TEAM Resources, I spend almost ten years with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) as Director of Volunteer Education developing print, online, webinar, and face-to-face training resources for the credit union audience. I also spent some time teaching English at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.