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TrainingPros Consultants Alicia Mintz, Elise Santana, and Trish Thorne


Lee Kantor, Trish Thorne, Elise Santana, Dave Adelman, Stone Payton and Alicia Mintz


Learning Insights Radio provides case studies, lessons learned, and leading-edge business practices from learning leaders and TrainingPros Relationship Managers across the country.



Alicia Mintz / Training Pros Consultant 
Consultant/Freelancer, Program Coordinator for GRC ATL, and Artist


Elise Santana / Training Pro Consultant
Senior Instructional Designer at Designex Enterprises, LLC


Trish Thorne / Training Pros Consultant
President at SuccessPartners.Biz 




Shawn Minard with Ultimate Software

LeadUS – Leadership Development at Ultimate Software



Shawn Minard  / Ultimate Software 
Director of Talent Development


Shawn has over 12 years’ experience in the field of Talent Development.  He specializes in designing professional development courses and large-scale talent programs for corporations. Previously, as a learning professional at E*TRADE Financial, Shawn held a wide range of roles including Corporate Trainer, Project Manager, Manager, and then Director of Talent Management.    Currently Shawn serves Ultimate Software as the Director of Talent Development where he drives company values, culture, and philosophy through the creation of strategic Talent Management and Leadership programs.





Lee Kantor, Leigh Anne Lankford, Kelly Payton, Stone Payton, Shawn Minard







Also joining us from TrainingPros is Leigh Anne Lankford.





Julie Johnson with Xerox and Brett Rose with Delta


Leigh Anne Lankford, Brett Rose and Julie Johnson



Julie Johnson is a Service Delivery Leader at Xerox Learning. Driving service  delivery and ensuring client satisfaction, she is a trusted advisor to client  executives. Julie manages day to day internal operations including resource  management, revenue and cost; provides learning strategy, innovation and  thought leadership consultation; and builds relationships to drive strategic  learning initiatives in alignment with client business strategy and goals.  Julie came to Xerox as an accomplished professional with extensive  experience in the development, implementation, and management of  organizational, leadership and human resource strategies for the private and  non-profit sectors. She has an impressive track record of innovation and  results during 15+ years in leadership and consultative roles to support  organizational and individual capacity building. She is an expert in building  collaborative relationships, gaining buy-in for new ideas, advancing  technology engagement, and driving strategic projects through complex  organizations with cross-functional teams. Julie is experienced in managing  multimillion-dollar budgets; and leading and managing staff to deliver best  practices for workforce transformation.  Julie is PMP certified and a member of the Project Management Institute,  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and the Association for Talent Development.



Brett Rose is a Program Manager on the Integrated Learning Team at Delta Air Lines. This team, as part of the corporate HR function, works with various  departments and the operational divisions of Delta to drive strategy and  adoption of training technology, manage vendor relationships and provide  design and development services.  Brett manages the training design and development relationship with Xerox;  coordinates instructional design project resources; and, most recently,  provides training and support for a new Learning Content Management  System (LCMS).  He has successfully worked with and led teams in higher education,  government, military, and corporate settings. Brett has over 15 years of  experience in distance education, media development, and elearning, and  project management, along with a passion for creative problems solving,  collaboration, and process improvement.