Deborah Thomas / SillyMonkey LLC
Deborah Thomas is owner of SillyMonkey, LLC, a game-based learning boutique. Early in her career she was a public education teacher at one of the worst performing middle schools in the country, she drove her students’ SAT scores up 30 percent by using innovative educational techniques she created. She applied that same passion for helping people retain learning objectives through games as a designer /manager for Fortune 500 companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Newell Rubbermaid, Kraft, and others. Now, she provides services manufacturing, energy, pharmaceutical, sales, customer service and finance companies. Deborah was honored to receive the 2011 Best Fun and Serious Game Award Europe, 2009 ASTD Dugan Laird Award, 2009 ASTD Atlanta E-Learning Excellence, 2009 finalist National Association of Women Owned Business. Deborah is a past President of the North American Simulation & Gaming Association. She was VP of Professional Development for the Atlanta American Society of Training and Development. President of Georgia Game and Development Association Atlanta 2008-2012
Clay Johnson / TrainingPros
Clay Johnson is an Instructional Designer with TrainingPros. Since 2000, Clay has worked with organizations across various regions to uncover opportunities that optimize customer acquisition, retention, and ongoing business processes through learning. He has recommended and implemented growth strategies. Clay collaborates closely with internal teams, which encompasses Marketing, Customer Service, Finance, and Business Development to create and present business cases that support learning and sales program expansion. He conducts performance analysis sales programs and presents results and strategic insights to company leadership teams. Clay continues to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external business partners. He conducts formal and informal presentations to solicite new business.
Bonnie Davis / TrainingPros
Bonnie J. Davis, MS, MBA is an award-winning, 20-year contractor/consultant, who has worked for industry leaders such as ADP, Atlanta Gas Light Resources, AT&T Mobility, Ceridian, Cox AutoTrader.com, Cox Communications, The Home Depot, IBM, and The Procter & Gamble Company. Bonnie has won several awards for her client relationships and for products she and her teams have produced. Most recently she was awarded a Certificate of Achievement in appreciation of hard work and dedication for her work at The Home Depot. The Society for Technical Communication has awarded her their highest honors — “Distinguished” and “Best of Show.”
Bonnie began her career as a newspaper reporter before transitioning to technical writing and instructional design. Bonnie recently joined Emory Continuing Education as a Contract Instructor to teach their Technical Writing course.
Bonnie also offers workshops on her “passion” topics including “The Naked Truth About Contract Work” that helps aspiring contractors learn about the contracting world and enhances the experiences of those already working as contractors. The next workshop is this coming Saturday, June 14. Details and registration are on Eventbrite. Next week, Bonnie will present a Lunch & Learn for TrainingPros titled “Tips for Making Clients Want YOU Back.” The Lunch & Learn is part of TrainingPros’ “Consultant Appreciation Month.”
Bonnie has degrees from Villanova University (BA), University of Illinois (MS), and Georgia State University (MBA).