President's Blog- April 2023- Dana Whatley Smith

18 Apr 2023 1:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Dear ATD Pittsburgh Members,

I hope you had an awesome Membership Month in March and were able to attend some of the great training offered by both the ATD Pittsburgh and National chapter. As your ATD Pittsburgh Chapter president for 2023, I want to express my gratitude for your continued membership, support and dedication to the mission of our chapter which is empowering professionals to develop talent in the workplace. I am very proud and excited to be leading the ATD Pittsburgh chapter this year, and will continue, with your help to make it shine.

As we enter the spring/summer season, I encourage all our members to get involved in the Chapter, attend training workshops, networking events and volunteer to serve on committees. We still have a few more board roles to fill, so If you are interested in potentially serving in a leadership role or on a committee, or perhaps you just want to learn more about what ATD Pittsburgh has to offer, please do not hesitate to contact me. Our chapter can always benefit from new ideas, and we have plenty of opportunities to get involved.

Speaking of new ideas, the ATD Pittsburgh board will be hosting an in-person strategic planning session on Saturday, April 22, just a few days away.  If you are interested in helping to shape the future of our ATD Pittsburgh chapter, please send an email to by noon on Friday, April 21, and join the board for a half day of thought-provoking discussion and creative thinking!

Finally, the ATD International Conference in San Diego is fast approaching in May. As many of our board members are planning to attend, please let us know if you will be attending too, by sending an email to It would be great for Pittsburgh ATD members to meet each other at the conference.

I look forward to seeing and connecting with each of you at an upcoming event in the very near future.

It is my pleasure to serve as your Chapter President.

Dana Whatley Smith

Pittsburgh ATD Chapter President, 2023

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