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A Holiday Message from Our President 

The Year of the Phoenix is almost officially over, and boy, has it lived up to its name.  At the beginning of the year I challenged the Board to go beyond the conventional to restore the Pittsburgh Chapter as the go-to resource for local training professionals.  Armed with little more than their imaginations, they pulled it off brilliantly.  Isn’t amazing what eight strong, creative, stubborn women can do when they believe in what they are doing? 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each Board member for their time, efforts, commitment, and above all faith in ATD and its mission.  Without their behind the scenes efforts we would not have had the programs, events, website and social media presence, and formed the relationships that have so greatly enhanced our Chapter.  If you didn't attend a program or a social this year you truly missed out on a wonderful, low-cost opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge while getting to better know your colleagues in the area.

I would also like to officially announce and welcome the 2015 ATD Pittsburgh Chapter Board of Directors.  They are:


President – Denise Galloni (VP of Marketing and Communications 2014)

Treasurer – Carol Scanga (Treasurer and VP of Programming 2014)

VP of Membership – Ursula Lesic

VP of Communications & Marketing- Rachel Brecht (Director of all things media in 2014)

VP of Programming – Meredith Matson

VP of Project Management – Katy Rittle (VP of Membership in 2014)


Also serving as Chapter leaders and acting as right-hand people to the VPs will be:


Carol Scanga – ATD National Liaison

Bekah Coley – Director of Student Membership (the role she also held in 2013 and 2014)

Kim Weprich – Director of Professional Membership Development

Laurel Shaw – Director of Recognition

Diane Dailey – Director of Needs Assessment

Joe Crecco – Director of Social Media

Steve Vandermer – Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Liz Louder and Joanne Kenzleiter – Directors of Networking (Liz was the Director of Professional Membership in 2014)

Kellie Mount – Director of Orientation

I am so thrilled to have this much talent step up to help keep the momentum going.  As our new President Denise said, “2014 was the Year of the Phoenix, but 2015 will be the Year of the Eagle.”  I predict a soaring 2015 for ATD Pittsburgh.  I am honored to have been a part of establishing the foundation and am looking forward to helping it continue to grow.

Happy Holidays to all of our members.  May your new year be the best ever!

Best wishes!

Diane Dailey, 2014 Chapter President




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