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 CS Training Manager for Shopbop (a subsidiary of Amazon) supporting their customer contact centers world-wide. She also oversees their customer service quality assurance department. 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.
Drew is a Training and Development supervisor at Exact Sciences who values the strength of the learning community and works to provide development opportunities throughout the employment journey. Drew’s career has been guided by a principle of helping others and he seeks opportunities to do so both in the workplace and the greater community.
Drew holds a Master and Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has taught public speaking at UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, and Waukesha County Technical College, and was a Fulbright Grantee in 2013. He is additionally certified as an Epic Principal Trainer in Resolute Professional Billing.
Megan is a Learning Programs Manager at Exact Sciences where she is currently taking an innovative approach to redesign new hire training. Megan loves to collaborate with colleagues and solve big challenges. Prior to working at she started her career in higher education working at three Big Ten institutions teaching career and leadership courses. From there to the e-commerce start up world to speaking and consulting to healthcare to state government and HR. The goal of helping people along the way been at the forefront of each move.
Megan holds Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Earth Space/Science Education from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Student Affairs from Indiana University. She’s an avid college sports fan and the Packers.
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.
Mike recently surpassed ten years in the talent development and has spent that time in various roles from ranging from facilitation to managing training and is currently an instructional designer with Sentry Insurance. He is also currently the VP of Marketing for ATD-MAC.
While Mike has a background in technical and operational training and instructional design, he gets most excited about building up those around him to help them live up to their potential. As a member of ATD, Mike has grown his training skills and connections in the area and wants to give others the kind of experience he has had as part of the training community in the Madison area.
Mike is an endurance sports enthusiast and when he is not training for work he is training for his next race.
I have worked in the training and development space for nearly 10 years in a variety of roles. Connecting with people through learning has always brought me a lot of happiness. I currently oversee site-level training at Catalent Pharma Solutions. My responsibilities include optimizing the learning management system, managing site trainers, leading departments in curriculum development, and ensuring training compliance and inspection readiness.
Personally, I enjoy spending time running and biking on the Madison area trails. I also volunteer with United Way serving on their training committee with a goal of improving training for volunteers as well as current/new staff.
I have always said that I am a student of my career and as the VP of Professional Development, I welcome the opportunity to support our Chapter’s professional development programming.
After graduating from UW Madison, I discovered the field of talent development in Milwaukee in 2017. With some experience in instructional design, leadership coaching, new hire orientation, & class facilitation, I'm excited to return to Madison and play an active part in the community's TD scene! ATD provides great tools and has introduced me to some of the most passionate individuals/mentors. I knew it was the right organization to dive into from my first conference (ICE) in 2018. As VP of Tech, I'm looking forward to making our online presence even stronger and growing the Madison chapter.