Chapter Leadership

Our chapter has many opportunities for you to take on leadership roles. Become involved!

Call us at 518.594.1661 to get more information.

The nominating committee seeks interested members using several avenues who would like to be involved in the leadership of the chapter. This committee works with the guidance of the Succession Planning committee and suggestions from the Board. This committee is comprised of mostly non-board members. Contact Janet Kimlicko.

Committee Contact Person Responsibilities & Goals Meeting Dates
Annual Summit Chair
David S. Freedman
The Annual Summit Committee meets monthly to prepare for our Spring conference. Sub-committees ranging from registration, sponsorship, evaluation, presenters, facilities and public relations. Year-round
Awards Chair
Carolyn Mattiske
Each year, the Awards committee seeks out the members of our chapter who have truly excelled in providing a combination of impact on their trainees, advancement of our profession, and service to our Chapter. From all those nominated, we present our annual Trainer of the Year Award to the one person we find best meets those criteria. Meetings will occur once a month from October to March.
Marketing VP
Samantha Good
The Marketing Committee’s responsibility is to build on the public face of our chapter. We are looking for members who have an interest and expertise in areas of strategic marketing planning, written marketing communication, graphic design and IDEA generators and implementers. This committee will collaborate with other chapter committees to clearly establish the brand when marketing the chapter, monthly meetings and chapter events. For dates contact VP or Janet Kimlicko
Membership VP
Robert Frederick
The Membership committee:

  • Recruits new members
  • Retain current members
  • Assess member interests and needs
  • To respond to members’ needs
  • To communicate members’ needs to Executive Board and other committees
  • To renew pool of core leaders
For dates contact VP or Janet Kimlicko
Nominations Board of Directors
Professional Development VP
Deanna Cooper
Through our monthly workshops we offer stimulating sessions that encourage fresh thinking about the role of training and development. These workshops provide forums for sharing techniques and strategies to make us more effective and supply important opportunities for members to network with peers.  The Programs Committee’s goal is to continue to offer high quality programs throughout the year that meet the diverse needs of our members.  To meet this goal, the team connects virtually once a month to schedule and develop programs.  The committee aims to have program information provided up to six months out to enable better scheduling for our members. For dates contact VP or Janet Kimlicko
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Chair
Schyler Houck, SPHR
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are dedicated to a specific topic. Currently, the chapter has an Organization Development SIG have regular meetings and others that are in the process of forming. For the most part groups are open to chapter members. The meeting schedules are listed in the newsletters and are posted on the website.
Sponsorship Account Executive
Janet Kimlicko
For Chapter: Responsible for generating revenue for the chapter through sponsorships of monthly programs, job listings web ads.
For Conference: Develops continuing relationships with organizations that share the interests of ATD and that are willing to provide financial support commensurate with their interest and ability to the work of the chapter and especially to the annual conference.
Meets at the Annual Conference planning committee meetings and communicates by phone and by email.
Succession Planning Leadership Advisory Council
Through establishing personal relationships with membership year-round the succession planning committee invites Associates that wish to become involved in the chapter to participate in the mentoring program that will enhance profession and leadership opportunities. Members’ skills, talents and passions will then be matched with leadership opportunities in the Chapter. Contact
Janet Kimlicko
Website/Social Media Chair
Lisa Ryan
The Website Committee is responsible for disseminating and posting chapter information for members on the chapter website. It is imperative to work closely with the Communications, Program, and Membership Committees in order to ensure the website is being utilized in the most effective way. This committee uses technology to assist members by automating the sign-up process for membership application, programs and special events. No formal meetings Contact Chair or Janet Kimlicko
Board of Directors President
Schyler Houck
The Executive Board of the Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of the Association for Talent Development is lead by the President, assisted by a President-elect and Past-president. To assist in the management of the organization, five vice-presidents provide direction in their areas of responsibility, which include finance, programs, special events, marketing and membership. In addition, three at-large board members provide support in the various activities of the organization. Terms are generally for two years, with the exception of the offices of President, President-elect, Past-president and VP Finance, which are one year terms. Completing the executive board is the Chapter Administrator who oversees the daily operations and acts as an account executive for fund raising. The board holds monthly meetings, as well as a summer and winter retreat. Monthly

Contact Information

Hudson-Mohawk Chapter of ATD
380 Morris Street
Albany, NY 12208
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