2012 Top Young Trainer Award Winners

Training magazine’s Top Young Trainer awards recognize the top 40 training professionals age 40 and under.

Training magazine named the winners of its 2012 Top Young Trainer awards, recognizing the top 40 training professionals age 40 and under. These executives will be profiled in the May/June 2012 issue of Trainingmagazine and online at www.trainingmag.com, and they will be honored at an awards ceremony in February 2013 at the Training 2013 Conference & Expo, World Disney World Resort, FL.

Now in its fifth year, the Top Young Trainerawards program highlights emerging young leaders in the training industry and gives them the well-deserved opportunity to be recognized. All Top Young Trainer candidates had to be nominated by co-workers or industry peers. All nominators had to submit a nomination form and a resumé for their candidate.

TrainingEditorial Advisory Board members and the editor-in-chief judged the 125 nominations and chose the Top 40 Young Trainers based on:

  • demonstrated leadership skills
  • technical competence
  • career progression in an accelerated time frame
  • the solution to a learning and development challenge and the business results it achieved
  • the development of an innovative training solution/program
  • ability to consistently produce training results
  • demonstrated ability to design training programs that are strategically aligned with the business

The judges included: Brent Bloom, Senior Director, Global Talent & Development, KLA-Tencor Corporation; Cyndi Bruce, Executive Director, Center for Learning and Development, KPMG LLP; Jim Federico, Sr. Director in SMSG Readiness, Microsoft Corporation; Daniel J. Goepp, Managing Director, Learning & Development, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP; Vicente Gonzalez, Learning and Development, Booz Allen Hamilton; Raymond D. Green, CEO, Paradigm Learning, Inc.; Michael S. Hamilton, Chief Learning & Development Officer, Ernst & Young; Bruce I. Jones, Programming Director, Disney Institute; Donald Keller, Chief Learning Officer and Vice President, Global Education & Development, SCC Soft Computer; Nancy J. Lewis, former CLO and VP, ITT and former VP, Learning, IBM; Diana Oreck, VP, Global Learning & Leadership Center, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company; Bill Pelster, National Director, Talent Development, Deloitte Services LP; Kevin Wilde, VP, Organization Effectiveness and Chief Learning Officer, General Mills, Inc.; and Lorri Freifeld, Editor-in-Chief, Trainingmagazine.

“The Top Young Trainer nominations we received this year were impressive,” says Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief, Trainingmagazine. “The 2012 winners are strong, results-oriented performers who have excellent teambuilding and change management skills and the ability to inspire those around them. Congratulations to the 2012 Top Young Trainers, and thanks to all the nominators for their time and effort in recognizing emerging leaders in the training industry.”

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Trainingmagazine 2012 Top Young Trainers

Meredith Armstrong

Director, Sales & Marketing Training

Marriott International

 

Holly Battelle

Brand Advocate, Senior Manager, Global Brand Management

Marriott International

 

Bruce Baumgarten

Learning and Development Executive

AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah (NCNU) Insurance Exchange

 

Josh Bodiford

Manager, Catalyst Learning Development

Cerner Corporation

 

Kami Bond

Director, Leadership Development

GE Healthcare

 

Denise Broderick

Assistant VP, Education and Training

Hy-Vee, Inc.

 

Andi Campbell

Assistant VP, Learning and Development

LPL Financial

 

Minette Chan

Training and Partner Enablement Manager

eMeter Corporation

 

Lauro Cruz

Superintendent

Pacific Air Forces Transportation Training Center, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan

 

Jon Dimalanta

Director of Administration, Human Resources, Training, and Organizational Development

U.S. Security Associates, Inc.

 

Christopher Draven

Senior Training and Instructional Design

Optum

 

Kate Eames

Corporate Director, Training

The Kessler Collection

 

Lora Edwards

Lead Associate

Booz Allen Hamilton

 

Stephen D. Evans

Training Manager

URS Federal Services, EG&G Defense Materials, Inc.

 

D’Anna Flowers

IT Training Manager

Accretive Health, Inc.

 

Jason Forrest

Chief Sales Officer

J Forrest Group

 

Jake Gold

Director of Education

Community Associations Institute

 

Kristen Grenzebach

Ethics & Compliance Manager

WellPoint, Inc.

 

Patricia Harrold

Courseware Development Manager

Crew Training International

 

Katherine Harrop

SVP, Global Training Officer

Citi, Global Transaction Services

 

Deidra Jones

Training Coordinator

Department of Financial Services, Division of Risk Management

 

Jill Little Bear

HR Development Specialist III

Sprint

 

Darren Louie

Senior Program Manager

SAP

 

Erin Lyle

Director, Store Training

Toys “R” Us, Inc.

 

Katie Mulka

Director, Training

Quicken Loans

 

Jill Palazzo

Executive Professional Development Trainer

Merck

 

Tanya Pang

Manager, Instructional Design

Lockheed Martin Corporation

 

Rebecca Pluth

VP, Training and Development

The Bob Pike Group

 

Karen Price

Director, Management Development

Nuance Communications

 

Anil Santhapuri

Assistant Manager, Human Resources

CGI Information Systems and Management Consultant Private Limited

 

James Sokolowski

Director, Global Learning and Leadership Development

Savvis, a Century Link Company

 

Kathryn Tague

Assistant VP

MetLife

 

Julyn Terry

Manager, Corporate Training & Development

CHG Healthcare Services

 

Danielle Tomlinson

Senior Director, Red Hat Training

Red Hat

 

Jodie Udell

Director, Training & Development

Globe Education Network

 

Shane Verheyen

AAA University Administration & Technology Manager

AAA NCNU Insurance Exchange

 

Shaun Walsh

Senior Manager, Sales Training

Dex One Corporation

 

Calvin Whiteagle

Director, Training and Development

Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells

 

Amber Wood

Senior Learning Consultant

Cash America International

 

Crystal Zunker

Organization Development Manager

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

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