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Our Story

Founded in 1964, the Capital Region ATD is part of the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ATD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in more than 130 U.S. chapters and with more than 30 international partners.

The Capital Region Chapter has approximately 170 members who work and live in the Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties. Our diverse membership includes training and development professionals employed in the public and private sectors as corporate trainers, New York State Agency trainers and independent consultants.

 

Our Approach

The Capital Region ATD Chapter is dedicated to creating a workforce that is ready to tackle the future of our organizations. Creating a future ready workforce requires expertise and exceptional programming. CRATD provides members opportunities to learn the newest trends in talent development, grow their professional understanding of the industry, and network with industry leaders in the Capital Region.

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Chapter Leadership

Your Capital Region ATD Chapter Board is a diverse collection of professionals in a variety of industries.

Meet your chapter leadership group by reading their bios, or visiting their LinkedIn.  Click the name of the individual or their picture to visit their full Linkedin page. Each of our leaders are the Chairperson of a committee within our CRATD community. Click here to find out more about our volunteer committee opportunities.

Candice Hunt

President

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

Building High Performing Teams

What are you most interested in that most people don't already know about?

Musical theater - both watching and performing onstage!

Tracy Morse

President-Elect

What could you give a 40-minutes presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

How to deliver topnotch customer service.

What are you interested in that most people don't already know about?

I enjoy writing poems and songs.

Schyler Houck

CRATD Immediate-Past President

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and type differences.

What are you most interested in that most people don't already know about?

Neuroscience.  I find it fascinating how the various chemical compounds in our bodies and synapses work to affect behavior and decision making.

Barbara Davis

Vice President of Marketing

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

The Benefits of Mentoring

What are you most interested in that most people don't already know about?

Swimming and Water Safety

Gregory DiStefano

Vice President of Memberships

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

The power of translating negative life experiences into motivational fuel.

What are you most interested in that most people don't already know about?

Space.  The limitless mysteries and possibilities contained beyond our current reach as human beings is a constant source of curiosity, wonder, and intrigue for me.

Melissa Nunez

Member At-Large

 

Kelly Richards

Vice President of Professional Development

What could you give a 40-minutes presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

History of Lake George

What are you most interested in that most people don't already know about?

Historic Architecture and Design

Lisa Ryan

Vice President of Finance

What could you give a 40-minutes presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

Working with data in excel for analysis, whether it be data relating to training metrics or other business related information, such as website analytics, etc.

What are you most interested in that most people don't already know about?

How one can take training to the next level using a combination of hand-on, instructor facilitated, and digital training methods. To the extent where we consider augmentation and virtual environments as reliable training environments.

Brian Tramontano

Member At-Large

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

How to Communicate so that You Are Heard

What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of? 

Reading and writing fiction and non-fiction. It is a chance to understand a different experience and how others perceive the world.