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January President's Letter

Thu, January 03, 2019 3:37 PM | Anonymous

Happy New Year ATD San Diego!

I hope everyone had a great holiday and is looking forward to 2019. Can you believe it! And 2020 will be here in a wink of an eye.

First, I would like to introduce your Board of Directors for 2019:

  • Mary Jane Riccardi - President
  • Annette Weinstein – Past President
  • Mario Reina – CFO
  • Norma Hernandez – Secretary
  • Bridget Randall – Co-programs Director
  • Chelsea Logan – Co-programs Director
  • Christine Pascual – Technology Director
  • Sharon Lo – Marketing Director

Our newest member for 2019 is Sharon Lo. Sharon is the Corporate Digital Learning Manager at Welk Resorts, where she leads the digital learning strategy of the organization. Day-to-day, Sharon designs and develops blended learning solutions on topics including new hire, compliance, product, software, and management training. Her passion is to integrate instructional design, graphic design, UI/UX, technology, and neuroscience to create a fluid and immersive learning experience. Sharon holds a double BS and BA degrees in neurobiology and psychology from the University of Washington. Please join me in welcoming Sharon to our Board.

Our Board of Directors held a 2019 planning meeting a few weeks ago and I am pleased to report that we have made great progress in planning our events for 2019. We will be sharing our plans at our Kick-off event on January 15. I hope many of you will be able to join us for a look back at 2018, our plans for 2019, and celebrating with our many members and volunteers.

Our February chapter meeting will help us ensure we provide meaningful and relevant events for our members. You will learn about Human-Centered Design, how it can be used, and engage in the use of a Human-Centered Design tool intended specifically to focus on ATD’s “end user”, our members. Through this process, you will share your interests and needs with ATD San Diego leadership, which will be used to help direct future events in 2019 and beyond, AND you will leave with a tool you can use within your organizations to put people at the center of what you do. Details are being finalized and the event will be on our calendar shortly.

Our OD SIG (special interest group) had their last meeting in October. We are looking for an OD professional who would be willing to lead this effort and build off the great work of Alan Landers who started this group. Also, if you have an interest or passion in any area of talent development and would like to consider starting a new SIG, please let us know.

I hope to see you at our January event. Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out at

Best Regards,

Mary Jane Riccardi

Chapter President

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