November President's Letter

Sat, November 02, 2019 9:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Hi ATD San Diego!

Let me begin by announcing our newly elected 2020 board of directors!

  • Bridget Randall – President-elect

  • Mary Jane Riccardi – President

  • Annette Weinstein – Past President

  • Norma Hernandez – CFO

  • Sharon Lo – Marketing Director

  • Gwen Franco – Programs Director

  • Tom Velasquez – Technology Director

Working with the board currently are Jo Ann Peterson and Cicek Svensson, in the role of Membership Director and Programs Director respectively. Both Jo and Cicek are gaining knowledge and experience volunteering with our chapter. The board will have the opportunity to vote them into these board positions within the next few months. We are still without a Secretary for 2020. If you have been volunteering and looking for a new opportunity, please let me know. Secretary is a great position to get more involved with the chapter. 

I am thrilled to be able to announce the restart of our OD Special Interest Group. A big thank you to Michelle Banuelos for leading this effort. Please join us on November 15 for a fun interactive session on how we can use improv to improve our leadership. Look for more info and registration on our website.

On Saturday, October 26, we held our annual board transition meeting. The top topics for the day included a review of the budgeting process so we can get started preparing the budget for 2020, and planning our 2020 programs and events. There is still a lot of work to do, but you will soon see event dates on our calendar.

Our final chapter meeting for the year will take place Wednesday, December 4 during ATD Employee Learning Week. We will focus on the topic of developing your career in the L&D industry. You will hear from a panel of L&D practitioners and have the opportunity to submit questions for the panel via a link in your registration confirmation email. We are working on the final details, so keep an eye on the website and social media for the details. 

As we have done in past years, our monthly HPA events will skip November and December, and begin again in January.

Have a great November and Thanksgiving. I hope to see you in December.

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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