FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Minneapolis (September 12, 2019)–Training magazine named the winners of its 2019 Emerging Training Leaders awards, recognizing 25 training professionals who inspired and engaged their organizations with exceptional leadership skills, business acumen, and innovation. The winners have been in the industry for two to 10 years and have demonstrated stellar leadership skills, business savvy, and training instincts. These professionals will be profiled in the January/February 2020 issue of Training magazine and online at www.trainingmag.com, and they will be honored at an awards ceremony on February 25, 2020, at Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort during the Training 2020 Conference & Expo 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 3 and 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
In addition, Training created a “An Emerging Training Leaders to Watch” list, which features five up-and-coming professionals who didn’t receive an award this year, but who are well on their way to becoming future Emerging Training Leaders.
The judges included:
Brent Bloom, VP, Service Central Operations, Applied Materials
Cyndi Bruce, Executive Director, KPMG Business School – U.S.
Laura Byars, VP, Human Performance, and Lauren Westerdale, Training Coordinator, Human Performance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Tina Claure, Senior Learning Strategist and Curriculum Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton
Jessie Cutler, Manager, Learning and Development, Jiffy Lube International, Inc.
Daniel J. Goepp and Candace Haynes, Managing Directors, Learning & Development, PwC
Vicente Gonzalez, Senior Director, Global Training, MAXIMUS
Quin Harward, Manager, Learning & Development, CHG Healthcare
Jim Harwood, former VP, University of Farmers, Farmers Insurance
Glenn Hughes, Senior Director, Learning & Development, KLA Corporation
Graham Johnston, Leader, Talent Development Strategy & Innovation, Deloitte LP
Bruce I. Jones, Senior Cast Development and QA Director, Disney Institute
Myra Pettis, Director, Educational Service,SCCSoft Computer
Robin Renschen, Director, Learning and Development, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Rae Tanner, Head, Learning & Development, University of Farmers, Farmers Insurance
Ross Tartell, Ph.D., former Manager, Learning & Development – North America, GE Capital Real Estate
Lou Tedrick, Vice President, Global Learning & Development, Verizon
Stacia Thompson, Director, Keller Williams University, Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
Lorri Freifeld, Editor-in-Chief, Training magazine
“The 2019 Emerging Training Leaders are driving forces in their organizations,” says Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Training magazine. “They bring a breath of fresh air to their companies. And they harness the winds of change, innovation, and collaboration to energize their organizations and inspire their colleagues to ever-higher levels of success.”
Training magazine's 2019 Emerging Training Leaders
2019 TOP 5 WINNERS
Dollar General Corporation
Manager – Learning and Development
Lead Instructional Designer
Director of Learning Innovation and Analytics
Director, Leadership Training and Cooperative Agreement Management
National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (NACHC)
2019 20 WINNERS
Training & Development Specialist
Director, Educational Alliances and Training
Destination Imagination, Inc.
Senior HR Development Specialist
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Claus J. Breede
Global Vice President, Learning2GO, SAP Sales Learning
Think Up Consulting
Dollar General Corporation
Williams & Fudge, Inc.
Analyst – Learning and Support
Managing Director, Communications & Training
MasTec Utility Services
Senior Manager, Learning Design & Development
COO Management Office, Manager, Business Operational Analyst
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
Learning and Development Manager
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Principal Learning Specialist
Former Training & Talent Development Specialist
Success Track Training Specialist
Learning Management System (LMS) Analyst and Lead Corporate Trainer in Lean Six Sigma
Horace Mann Companies
2019 EMERGING TRAINING LEADERS TO WATCH
Williams & Fudge, Inc.
SNI: Shapiro Negotiations Institute
Business Talent & Training Manager
Director, Learning and Development
Training is a 55-year-old professional development magazine written for training, human resources and business management professionals in all industries that advocate training and workforce development as a business tool. Training also produces world-class conferences, expositions, and digital products that focus on job-related, employer-sponsored training and education in the working world. Training is published by Lakewood Media Group.