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 VP Communications & Social Media for the Chapter from 2016-2018, Interim VP Membership in 2019, and Interim President in 2020.
Steve Hodgson has been a payroll professional since 1991. He earned the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation from the American Payroll Association in 2001. Originally a member of the association, he joined the APA staff in 2004. He is currently their Director of Learning & Development. In February 2017, he earned the ATD Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) after attending the year-long CPLP online prep course with the ATD Learning System. This certification is now the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD). With a B.S. in Music Education, he was originally a music teacher. Even while changing careers over the years, training has been the continuous focus of his professional duties. Now, he’s responsible for payroll compliance and regulations instead of music theory!
Steve served as Director of Finance for the Chapter in 2019.
Britne Jenke is an experienced Learning & Development Agile Project/Program Manager, with nearly 15 years experience across the disciplines of Performance Improvement, Needs Analysis, Business Analysis, Organizational Development, Process Improvement, Instructional Design and Development, and Workforce Measurement and Evaluation. She holds certifications in Project Management (CAPM), Performance and Talent Development (CPTD), Scrum Agile Framework (CSM), and Performance Consulting (Langevin).
Britne is passionate about Inclusion & Diversity, Disability Advocacy, Accessibility, and Inclusive Design. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Organizational Performance and several additional advanced certifications. In her spare time, she serves as a project leader, consultant, and mentor for various volunteer groups such as the eLearning Community Project and DESIGNxHUMANITY. She lives in Las Vegas with her two cats, Cordelia and Sweetie.
Britne served as Director of Technology for the Chapter in 2017 and VP Technology from 2018-2020.
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 and VP Membership in 2020.
Ben has several years of experience in Learning & Development including over 5 years at Tesla as a facilitator and instructional designer. Currently, he is a program manager for the Global Environment, Health, and Safety Learning & Development team. Prior to joining the EHS team, he supported the Solar Division’s Customer Experience Team and developed the curriculum and training plan for expansion into Mexico. He is passionate about technology and using the right tool for the right job and is always looking for ways to improve the learning experience.
Jeff Scott Miller is an Instructional Designer at the Nevada National Security Site. He was introduced to the world of Corporate and Workforce Training while in the US Navy’s Submarine forcer 25 years ago. Since leaving the Navy, he achieved both a BS and MS Ed from Southern Illinois University in Workforce Education and Development. Over the past 10 years, he has worked as a Training Coordinator for the world’s second largest Borate Mine, freelance Instructional Designer, and a Technical Writer. In 2016, he answered a Facebook posting asking for former Navy Nukes or Submariners who have experience in developing, delivering, and managing training, and was hired to be a Training Coordinator. He has since moved from the Training Management Team to the Content Development Team, where he helps design and develop training materials for up to 5,000 government employees and contractors. In his spare time, he likes to prove to himself how little he knows about cooking and baking, and spend time with his two pugs, Cognac and Dixie. He has 3 Bucket-List Trips he wants to take: visit Australia and dive the Great Barrier Reef, visit South Africa and go on safari, and take a coast-to-coast and back AMTRAK Train Trip.
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.
Karen served as VP Communications & Social Media for the Chapter from 2019-2020.