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Special Edition: ASTD Atlanta Community Relations


Today’s guests all serve on the board of the ASTD Greater Atlanta Chapter

David Adelman / VP Community Relations Linkedin

David Adelman is a Relationship Manager with TrainingPros, serving clients in the Southeast region, especially the greater Atlanta and Florida markets, with his unique blend of learning and development expertise. David has a strong background in the hospitality, healthcare/pharmaceutical, and insurance industries. He has honed the skills that make him a seasoned learning and development professional and leader including training vision & strategy, corporate initiatives, training organization development, and curriculum development. He is also a talented instructional designer, facilitator, eLearning designer, and project manager.

Prior to joining TrainingPros, David worked for The Walt Disney Company; Merck; AmerisourceBergen Solutions Group; International BioResources, LLC; and Assurant Specialty Property. He is an active member of the American Society for Training & Development and serves the Atlanta chapter as the VP of Community Relations.

David is also an award winning homebrewer and certified beer judge. Through he provides homebrewing lessons, parties, and team building sessions.

David’s passion in life is helping others succeed.

Julie Padgett / Director of Community Relations Linkedin

Julie has worked in the learning dept. for the last 7 of her 12 yrs. with The Home Depot. Working her way through various positions she now manages a team of trainers who facilitate online classes to store associates across the country, Guam & Puerto Rico. Julie joined ASTD 4 yrs. ago and after a couple of years took the opportunity to share her passion for facilitation and joined the Goodwill of North Georgia project as a facilitator quickly stepping into the role of Instructor Coordinator at the Woodstock location. Last year Julie was appointed Director of the program and oversees the 2 locations, Woodstock & NE Plaza, course revisions and additions, and pursuing the possibility of an additional location. Julie spends her free time relaxing with her husband and 3 boys, reading and partaking of her favorite pastime, shopping.

Tim Schneller / Director Community Relations Linkedin 

Tim Schneller began his professional career as a United States Marine and is a combat veteran of the first Persian Gulf War. After leaving the military and earning his engineering degree at the University of Virginia, Tim began working for GE in their Technical Sales, located in Charlottesville, VA. Subsequent roles found Tim moving his family to Lancaster, PA and Shanghai, China. He relocated to Atlanta in 2011.

Tim holds an MBA degree from Penn State and is currently a Master Instructor for a specialized sales training course at GE. This assignment is part of broader role of working with GE’s sales teams to drive growth through Channel Partners.

Tim and his wife Christine are proud parents of Carolyn (Ohio State Buckeye) and Rachel (Georgia State Panther) and have served as foster parents over the years. Tim and Christine own a small training consulting company, Learn With Intent, which provides customized workforce training services. They are members and volunteers with the local American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) chapter, The Chattahoochee Road Runners and attend Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.