2022 Board of Directors

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President - Bridget Randall

In her fourth year as a volunteer on the ATD San Diego Board of Directors, Bridget is honored to lead the chapter as President in 2021.  

Bridget leans into the ATD capability model, by focusing her leadership on collaboration, encouraging teamwork, and respectful relationships amongst the Board Directors and volunteers. Outside of ATD, she promotes Talent Development best practices as a Learning Consultant at Skillsoft, where she partners with her clients to identify root causes and ensure learning solutions make a measurable impact on their businesses. Bridget’s experience includes building innovative learning solutions from the ground up including designing, facilitating, and managing learning programs throughout the entire learning lifecycle. 

Since COVID she has partnered with Your Flock.uk, a digital coaching platform built to help remote teams discover and strengthen their core values. Most nights you can find her walking along the north county coast enjoying a stunning sunset.



President-Elect - Gwen Franco

Gwen is an Organizational Effectiveness Manager on Global Talent Management team for Hyatt Hotels.  She supports change management, culture initiatives and is early in talent development career.  She studied Philosophy at the University of La Verne, obtained her CPTD certification and is working on her Prosci certification.  Gwen describes herself as follows:  I love to ask why and I love tacos!


Membership Director - Melissa M. Esten

Melissa serves in her role as ATD San Diego Membership Director to create opportunities for people to grow professionally through networking, participating in our programs, and volunteering.   

Melissa is a passionate leader focused on bringing people together to implement strategies for organizations and individuals to realize their potential. As Director of Workforce Development at Goodwill Industry of San Diego County, she oversees the Career Pathway Program for employees and a Paid Training Program for job seekers with barriers to employment.  

Melissa has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from UC Santa Barbara in History, a Certification in Nonprofit Management from Brandman University, and a Master of Science on Organizational Performance from Bellevue University. She is DISC certified facilitator and trainer.  Melissa enjoys time with her husband, family, and friends, traveling, camping, hiking, and making gourmet meals



 Co-Programs Director - David Berke

David's role on the ATD Board as co-program director is to bring programs to the members that will enhance their knowledge and skills in areas related to Learning & Development.  During his career, he worked as an individual contributor, manager, and external consultant focused primarily on management and executive development and organization development.

As a consultant, he has worked with managers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia and with companies including Google, Hewlett Packard, American Honda and a number of smaller companies including some bio-techs. His primary internal experience is in the public sector and in industries including healthcare and aerospace. He was a senior faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership for 12 years. 

He has written a book on succession planning, and another focused on how managers can support the development of their employees. He has also co-authored a book on leadership development.


Co-Programs Director - Open Position


CFO - Open Position



Director of Marketing - Melanie Chin

As the Director of Marketing, Melanie is responsible for all marketing efforts to members, perspective members, sponsors and the San Diego talent development community. She manages ATD San Diego’s social media platforms to engage with talent development professionals and increase the chapter’s online presence.

Melanie is currently a Training Developer at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. In this role, she develops innovative learning solutions by making learning both informative and engaging. A big believer in design, Melanie enjoys combining graphic design and instructional design to create meaningful learning experiences. Previously, Melanie has supported company-wide initiatives through microlearnings, instructor-led trainings, and uses storytelling to deliver impactful eLearning courses. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Management with specialization in Human Resources Management from San Diego State University. 


Board Secretary - Karen Radzinski

Karen Radzinski brings over 20 years of education, training, and leadership to her Secretary role with ATD San Diego.  As a former educator and sales manager, Karen takes a tactical and comprehensive approach to managing people, encouraging and leading teams and enhancing the workplace culture and environment.  She is currently the HR Manager at a dental supply company where her goal is to enhance workplace culture and the environment. 

Karen holds an Undergraduate degree from the University of Evansville, and a graduate's degree from the University of San Diego, School of Business.  She has an HR Management certificate and is certified through the Society of Human Resources.  She has been on the Board of Directors for the Optimist Club of Carlsbad and continues to participate in their mission of helping local kids in the community.  Within this past year, she has developed a love of paddleboarding and pickleball.


Open Position - Technology Director


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