January from the chapter president: New board, Volunteers wanted, Programs, Update your profile

27 Jan 2022 11:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

"The beginning is the most important part of the work." - Plato. 

 New Chapter Board 

A new year means new board members for our chapter. Thank you to all board members who are rolling off. We appreciate your leadership and service to the chapter: Vince Kwisnek, Carlye Henderson, Denise Galloni, Kathleen Himler, and Corey Hollenmeyer. 

Welcome to all continuing and new board members who are moving into new chapter leadership roles. We appreciate your willingness to join the board and continue moving ATD Pittsburgh forward into 2022. 

2022 Board Members: 

  • Chapter President: Angela Rogers 
  • VP of Finance: Pearl Walker 
  • VP of Membership: Kristina Kress 
  • VP National Liaison: Sandra Marsh McClain 
  • Director of Recognition: Jennifer Kennedy 
  • Director of Networking: Dana Whatley Smith 
  • Director of Orientation: Pearl Hughey 
  • Past President: Laurel Shaw 

Learn more about our board members on the Board Directory page of our chapter website.https://www.tdpittsburgh.org/board/ 

Board meeting: the last Tuesday of each month, starting on January 25, at 7 p.m. on Zoom.  Any chapter member is welcome to attend the board meeting. See the schedule here https://www.tdpittsburgh.org/Chapter-Board-Meetings 


Volunteers Wanted

  • Director of chapter social media  
  • VP Programming 
  • VP Communications 

 If yo have an interested in the above open roles, please let me know.


We continue to collaborate with other chapters in offered virtual programming into 2022.  

 Monthly on the second Wednesday:   

The Executive Education Speaker Series, a collaboration with our sister chapter, Philadelphia and Eastern PA, continues with primarily Academic thought leaders talking on important trends for talent leaders to think about. Three changes to this series from last year: 1. We will take a break for the summer months of June, July, and August. 2. You need to register for each event individually. 3. The nonmember fee is $20 for each event.  Our February speaker is Dr. Wesley Donahue from Penn State, who will talk about Building leadership competence.

Monthly on the last Wednesday:  

ATD Regional Webinar Series, a collaboration with Philadelphia, Eastern PA, Northern New Jersey, Mid New Jersey, New York City and New York Long Island chapters.   The January 26 program featured Meredith Bell speaking on “How to create peer coaching in your organization.”

We are working on scheduling several more chapter events on the following topics: 

  • Power membership 
  • Podcasting 
  • Storytelling
  • Book Club on "Grit," by Angela Duckworth

Please let me know what kinds of programs make your membership in the chapter valuable. 

January Member Reminder

Have you moved or changed jobs? Take a few moments to review and update your profile on the chapter website. 

Here’s how: 

  1. Go to: https://www.tdpittsburgh.org/ 
  2. Log in (upper right hand corner) 
  3. Click on “View Profile” under your name appearing in the upper right hand corner 
  4. Review content there or click “Edit profile” button to make changes 

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