The Las Vegas Chapter of ATD is governed by volunteer leaders who represent all aspects of the training and human resources development profession here in Las Vegas. These leaders utilize their management, marketing and technical skills to plan, administer, and implement the events, programs and projects of the Chapter. Through their guidance, the organization serves the educational and professional development needs of its members.
Judy has more than 16 years of experience in training. She is currently the Director of Talent Development at Hilton Grand Vacations for the West Coast & Hawaii regions. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling, along with trainer certifications from VitalSmarts, Emergenetics, Franklin Covey, Development Dimensions International, Career Systems International, Langevin Learning and more. Judy’s focus is on developing talent at all levels within the organization and she is particularly passionate about helping leaders and teams with their communication skills. She is married with two teenage children. Her interests include cheering on her children during sports events, reading, creative writing and scrapbooking.
Judy served as V.P. Communications & Social Media for the Chapter in 2016-2018 and Interim V.P. Membership in 2019.
Britne Jenke is a designer, developer, and learning nerd with over 10 years in the training & development field and even more years as a hobbyist programmer. She works as a Training Systems Specialist for the Tesla Gigafactory, where she manages learning and performance projects for manufacturing and quality teams. Britne holds certifications in Learning and Performance (CPLP), Project Management (CAPM), and Performance Consulting. She continues her quest for lifelong learning through online courses, reading, and writing. When she’s not at work saving the world or learning something new, you can find Britne at her Toastmasters club (where she also serves in leadership roles), playing the oboe in the Reno Video Game Symphony, or hiking the Nevada desert. She divides her time between northern Nevada and Las Vegas with her two cats, Cordelia and Sweetie.
Britne served as Director of Technology for the Chapter in 2017.
Karen Betz is Chief Customer Officer of Dale Carnegie of Nevada. Following an expansive career in retail management, most recently driving Digital Customer Experience, Karen joined the Dale Carnegie & Associates network as co-owner of the business in Nevada. Today, Karen partners strategically with companies to increase their capacity to execute and drive business results by leveraging their greatest asset - people! Karen and her team at CK McGuire & Associates (dba Dale Carnegie Training of Nevada), provide tailored training & development solutions by conducting individual and organizational assessments, skill and attitude evaluations and organizational analysis. She helps organizations take command of their results by improving engagement, facilitating change, and developing their people.
As Director of Learning and Development at Cydcor, Kelli is responsible for establishing foundational processes and developing, curating and facilitating sales and leadership learning opportunities. Her personal belief is that learning should be fun, engaging and measurable. With a focus on delivering results, Kelli has implemented a learner-focused culture and introduced microlearning and gamification strategies to the company’s mostly Millennial workforce. Kelli earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) from ATD in February 2018. She also holds certifications in Gamification, Time Management and Sales Enablement. Kelli’s leadership philosophy is that it is our responsibility as leaders of people to learn about their hopes and dreams and provide them every resource to make those come true.
Kelli served as Director of Programming & Professional Development for the Chapter in 2019.
Jennifer Flynn is an organizational and learning and development professional with 15 plus years with several Fortune 50 companies. Her current role is as Sr. Manager for Talent Development at Levi Strauss & Co. At Levi’s she has executed strategies on developing front-line leadership capabilities that have significantly improved employee engagement. She has also created core competencies and learning strategies for effective on-boarding of new leaders and the successful upskilling of existing leaders. Jen’s philosophy is that systems and organizations work best when their people are at their best. Through her authentic approach, she quickly builds trust and strong networks that help implement meaningful strategies to achieve business goals while encouraging employee engagement. She is driven by progress, momentum, and getting stuff done through strong relationships. She currently holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Jen served as Director of Membership for the Chapter in 2019.
Steve Hodgson, CPLP, V.P. Finance (2020-2021)
Steve Hodgson has been a payroll professional for 25 years. He earned the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation from APA in 2001. Originally a member of the association, he joined the staff 13 years ago. He earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) from ATD in February 2017 after attending a year-long CPLP prep course with the ATD Learning System. With a B.S. in Music Education, he was originally a music teacher, and even while changing careers, training has been the continuous focus of his professional responsibilities. Now, he teaches payroll compliance and regulations instead of music theory!
Steve served as Director of Finance for the Chapter in 2019.
Sue Beyer, Past President (2020)
Sue Beyer is President of Operations Service Systems, a Professional Development and Management Training firm, celebrating 31 years in business. Our expertise is in the areas of Selection, On-boarding, Coaching & Developing employees to reach their full potential. Sue is an Everything DiSC® Authorized Partner, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Authorized Partner and PXT Select™ Authorized Partner. She is a graduate of Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati and received an Industrial Engineering Certificate from Maynard Research Institute. Her strong operations and industrial engineering background differentiates her from traditional training organizations!
Sue served as V.P. Membership for the Chapter in 2016, President–Elect in 2017, and President in 2018-2019.