Champions of Learning
Jeanette Wheatley / Skillsoft
Regional Account Executive
Curated Collection Of The Best Interviews From Learning Insights
Tim Kinsey / Verizon Telematics
Senior Manager, Learning & Development
Tim Kinsey is known as an innovative and resourceful Learning & Development leader, providing both strategic and creative direction for all aspects of training organizations: design, delivery, knowledge management and communication. Currently with Verizon Telematics, Tim has over 16 years’ experience in the L&D world, in the areas of retail, insurance, call center, technology, and senior leader coaching. He’s originally from Mobile, Alabama and has called Atlanta home since 1989.
Jason Holland / NCR
Jason Holland is the services technical learning leader for NCR Corp., the global leader in consumer transaction technologies. Processing more than 485 million transactions a day and with more than 30,000 employees globally, NCR is one of the largest technology companies in the world. Jason has more than 10 years’ experience in NCR’s learning division. In his current role, he is responsible for leading the global services technical learning team, focusing on field-based service technicians, service operation centers, and other critical technical roles. Jason originally joined NCR in 2000 as a service technician. He then moved into learning. Over the past 15+ years with NCR, he has served as a technician, instructor, course developer, and learning business partner. His primary focus has been on process improvement, NCR’s financial and retail products, and mobile-enabled performance support tools.
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.
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.
Michele Shauf / evestment
Director of Learning and Development
Chris Mokros / StoneMor Partners
National Director of Training
Melissa Walker from NextCareer stopped by our Dallas studio to discuss how Fortune 1000 companies are leveraging the talent of U.S. veterans.
Melissa is a highly motivated Human Resource leader with 13 years of proven success in developing and maintaining strategic business partnerships to align business needs to HR strategy. Through Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Transition Resource Planning, Process Management, Compensation/Total Rewards, Organization Design and Change management she has successfully delivered high value through the enterprise. Melissa uses her ability to influence others based on leadership skills and analytics to achieve strong results, build solid relationships to help navigate the transformation in the insurance industry. Her career emphasis is to develop and maintain human resource services that surpass corporate objectives while maintaining high ethical standards.
Dylan Rafaty from DylanListed stopped by our Dallas studio to discuss training, integrating, and leveraging employees with disabilities.
Dylan is the Founder/President and CEO of DylanListed, an organization whose mission is to provide innovative online tools and offline events to sustain a focus on gainful employment for all US job seekers who are individuals with a disability (IWDs) and self-identify.