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.
Erin is an Organizational Development Manager focused on developing organization-wide strategies to foster a culture of growth and connection at Exact Sciences.
Erin’s professional passion is empowering individuals, teams, and organizations to reach their ideal states through a blend of leadership coaching, learning development, and vulnerability-based connection.
Personally, Erin is dedicated to continually making the daily choice to fumble bravely toward a life based on her values instead of her fears. The more Erin continues on this journey, the more firmly she believes that values are the key to joy and restoration.
She holds a Masters of Administrative Leadership in Adult and Continuing Education Programs with a focus in Workforce Development through the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in German Literature and Pedagogy from Calvin College. In addition, Erin is a certified trainer for Situational Leadership, Development Dimensions International, and Crucial Conversations as well as a certified Life Coach for students with disabilities.
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!
Ryan Panzer is a trainer and instructional designer at Zendesk's Madison office where he is currently working to launch a coaching program. Prior to working for Zendesk Ryan trained sales and customer support teams at Google's Ann Arbor office. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has recently completed ATD's CPLP certification. He is passionate about Badger football and building cultures of learning.
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.