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2024 Board of Directors

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President - Gwen Franco

Gwen’s role on the ATD Board as President is to provide the vision, structure, guidance, culture, and communication systems to support board members ability to carry out their responsibilities to serve chapter members. She has served on the board since 2020 as Programs Director and President Elect. Professionally, Gwen is a Senior Manager in Leader Development and Organizational Effectiveness for Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Gwen has a 15+ year career focused in Talent Development and Human Resources. She is a strategic and innovative professional with a successful history of translating and leading business vision into talent development strategies that improve performance, growth and engagement. Her passion is to be involved in work that will illuminate and invigorate people’s development. Outside of work she enjoys learning about people and places, traveling and eating tacos.

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President Elect - Jenna Propson

As the President Elect,  Jenna provides support to all aspects of the chapter and operations.

Jenna is currently the Staff Development Coordinator for the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. In this role, she provides leadership and expertise on training and evaluates courses and department goals. She initiates, develops, and facilitates trainings for employees, manages the Learning Management System, provides insight on organization development programs, and coordinates organizational change projects. She provides professional advice to county departments and committees. Jenna is passionate about developing leaders, supporting people to meet their goals, and using the CliftonStrengths assessment to help others understand themselves and learn to use their strengths to thrive in all areas of their lives. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.  

Director of Finance- Megha Singh

In addition providing a process for the Board budget, Megha provides financial review and analysis of monthly profit & loss statements and financial decisions.

Director of Programs- Fabiola Torres

Fabiola's role is to bring content and experiences to the members that will enhance their knowledge and skills in areas related to Learning & Development. She plans our networking events and chapter meetings. As a dedicated professional, she is driven by an unwavering passion for facilitating personal and professional advancement. With a background steeped in organizational leadership, consulting, and coaching, her goal-oriented approach is centered on supporting individuals and organizations in realizing their objectives through continuous learning and development opportunities. Adept at training design, she has successfully crafted and delivered engaging learning programs across diverse formats, employing interactive activities, multimedia elements, and real-world scenarios to create immersive experiences for diverse learning styles. In collaboration with training partners, nonprofits, and local employers, she strategically designed programs that address skill gaps and training objectives, ensuring alignment with the ever-changing needs of tomorrow's workforce. Her commitment to empowering individuals extends to career coaching, where she derives joy from guiding individuals toward realizing their full potential. Fabiola possess exceptional cross-cultural communication skills, fostering understanding and productive interactions with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Building strong relationships with clients is a cornerstone of her approach, establishing a foundation of trust crucial for supporting their growth and development. Proficient in workshop facilitation, Fabiola designs and delivers engaging sessions on various career development and job readiness topics, equipping participants with practical tools and resources to navigate the dynamic job market.

Director of Member Engagement & Growth - Emily Mason

Emily works to drive members to the chapter while renewing past members.  She helps ensure members are having a positive experience and get connected to resources that motivate them to join ATD.  With a rich background spanning a decade in the pharmaceutical industry, a five-year tenure at ResMed in the med-tech sector, and the founding of her consulting firm, Burges Red, Emily's professional journey reflects a commitment to excellence. She is deeply passionate about transforming the learning experience for individuals and organizations alike. Her unwavering dedication revolves around ensuring that the learning journey is not just informative but truly exceptional. Whether through innovative programs, strategic insights, or personalized approaches, Emily's goal is to elevate the educational experience, making a lasting impact on those with whom she has the privilege to work with. She is excited about the opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of learners, fostering a dynamic and impactful educational environment.

Secretary - Kevin Mayfield

As the ATD Secretary, Kevin provides operational support to ensure the accurate retention and communication of chapter proceedings. He maintains records as legal documentation of the corporation’s meetings and supports information technology and compliance for the chapter.

Kevin is on the Talent Development team at Qualcomm supporting manager and employee development. In this role, he coordinates executive coaching services, delivers training on DiSC and Strengthsfinder, and teaches mental health awareness.  Kevin has his Masters Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and has the national ATD certification as a CPTD, Certified Professional in Talent Development.

Director of Volunteer Engagement-Caitlin Davis

Caitlin works to connect interested members with volunteer roles that will either build new skills, allow for additional networking, or provide an opportunity to give back to the chapter. Caitlin is an educator and trainer who is passionate about developing effective, engaging learning experiences by building and leveraging relationships. She has a background in bilingual STEM education, training facilitation for formal and informal educators, STEM grant coordination, and coaching students into peer mentorship roles. She is currently Manager of Educator Training and Support for a nation-wide non-profit committed to empowering educators to create equitable STEM learning opportunities for students from marginalized communities and identities.

Director of Digital Experience - Position Open

Director of Programs - Position Open

**To express interest in an open Board role, please contact our President-Elect, Jenna,

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