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Minneapolis (May 4, 2015) –Training magazine named the winners of its 2015 Emerging Training Leaders awards, recognizing 25 training professionals who have been in the industry for two to 10 years and have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, business savvy, and training instincts. These executives are profiled in the May/June 2015 issue of Training magazine and online at www.trainingmag.com, and they will be honored at an awards ceremony in February 2016 at Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL.
All Emerging Training Leader candidates had to be nominated by co-workers or industry peers. Training Editorial Advisory Board members and the editor-in-chief judged the nearly 60 nominations and chose the 25 winners based on the following factors:
- Has been in the training industry for a minimum of two years but no more than 10 years
- Took on at least one new responsibility in the last year
- Successfully led a large-scale training/learning and development initiative within the last year that required management/leadership of a group of people and resulted in the achievement of a corporate strategic goal (with results provided for Kirkpatrick Levels 1-4)
- Demonstrates specific leadership qualities
- Has the potential to lead the Training or Learning & Development function at an organization in the next one to 10 years
The judges included:
Brent Bloom, VP, Learning & Development and Organizational Effectiveness, Applied Materials
Cyndi Bruce, Executive Director, KPMG Business School – U.S.
Art Dobrucki, Director, Learning Strategy & Performance, University of Farmers, Farmers Insurance
Daniel J. Goepp, Managing Director, Learning & Development, PwC
Vicente Gonzalez, Senior Director, Global Training, MAXIMUS
Raymond D. Green, CEO, Paradigm Learning, Inc.
Michael S. Hamilton, former Chief Learning & Development Officer, Ernst & Young LLP
Alison Hooker, Chief Talent Development Officer, Ernst & Young LLP
Glenn Hughes, Senior Director, Learning & Development, KLA-Tencor
Graham Johnston, Talent Development – Best Practices & Innovation, Deloitte Services LP
Bruce I. Jones, Programming Director, Disney Institute
Mary Kay LaBrie, Senior Trainer/Course Developer/OD Specialist, SCC Soft Computer
Nancy J. Lewis, former CLO and VP, ITT Corporation, and former VP, Learning, IBM
Diana Oreck, VP, Global Learning & Leadership Center, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
Ann Schulte, Director/Global Practice Leader, Procter & Gamble
Ross Tartell, Ph.D., former Manager, Learning & Development – North America, GE Capital Real Estate
Lou Tedrick, Staff VP, Workforce Development, Verizon
Matthew Valencius, Manager, Instructional Design & Development, IBM Center for Advanced Learning
Lorri Freifeld, Editor-in-Chief, Training magazine
“The 2015 Emerging Training Leaders provide a spark of innovation, determination, and strategic agility to their organizations,” says Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Training magazine. “Through their leadership and business savvy, they are taking their companies in new directions and to new levels. Their accomplishments are significant and their potential unlimited. We look forward to seeing how the future unfolds for them.”
Training magazine 2015 Emerging Training Leaders
2015 TOP 5 WINNERS (in alphabetical order)
Former Talent Development Manager
Learning and Development, Rush Enterprises
Learning Consultant and Head – Enterprise Domain Learning
Tech Mahindra Limited
Global Learning & Development Consultant
Director, Quality and Training
Regional Head, Learning & Development
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
2015 20 WINNERS (in alphabetical order)
Manager, Learning and Development
Maxim Healthcare Services
Cognizant Technology solutions pvt. Ltd.
Personnel Board of Jefferson County
Senior Engineer, Continuous Education and Customer Development
Corporate Training Manager
Consultant, Curriculum Design
Raydiance C. Dangerfield
Senior Learning & Organizational Effectiveness Business Partner
Professional Development Training Pty Ltd
Michelle K. Kehoe
Manager, Instructional Design
Time Warner Cable
Think Up Consulting
AVP, Organizational Development
Carmen Murrell Randall
Director, G4S North America Training Institute
G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
Program Manager, Learning and Knowledge Services
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
Jennifer Bates Scott
Principal Education Consultant
Josh C. Smith
Director, Enterprise Learning & Development
Health Care Service Corporation (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas)
Lisa Suzanne Vallad
CPE Program Manager and Finance Learning Specialist
University of Colorado
Professional Development Program Manager ~ Extended Training
Sorenson Communications, Inc.
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