Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter



Volunteer Spotlight - Channing Nuñez

Featuring new GCATD Board Member, Channing Nuñez. Channing serves as the VP of Marketing & Communications. She feels strongly about diversity in talent development. Diversity of thought, Diversity of talent, Diversity of experience, and making sure everyone is communicated with and to in a way they understand. 

Q: Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a Cincinnati native and I’ve lived out of state but spent a lot of my life within a five mile radius. I grew up walking distance to Xavier University so I began my undergraduate degree with a focus in communications, design, marketing, and public relations. I went straight into the Xavier University HRD program and while I didn’t complete the program what I learned and the people I met have fueled my pursuits. I have had the opportunity to work in talent development roles, HR, organizational health, and communications.

Q: Share details about your professional life.

After moving back from New Orleans where I managed communications for Organization Health & Diversity & Inclusion I joined a company called Creatives On Call, a staffing agency for individuals in creative specialties, including instructional designers and eLearning developers! It was amazing hearing their experiences in past roles, how they were supporting themselves or when they took the leap. Since leaving the company, I have been enjoying the opportunity to freelance in marketing communications and instructional design roles and am excited to pursue my passion for all things training and development! It’s conversations and connecting with other professionals that make all the difference and the GCATD is the perfect community for doing so.

Q: What is it you enjoy most about being in a learning role?

It all started at Longworth Hall - I’d join my mom at board meetings for the Children's Museum and spend hours just touching and playing with everything. In that moment I learned how I learn best which seemed pretty profound at age six. I would love to create learning experiences that focus on all types of learners and thinkers. I feel strongly about diversity in talent development. Diversity of thought, Diversity of talent, Diversity of experience, Making sure everyone is communicated with and to in a way they understand or can access is a huge part of the breakdown. I can’t wait to work with the board and members to make sure we’re speaking your language!

Q: What do you like to do for fun?

I spend a lot of time with Piper Annabel Lee and Madeline my two king charles cavalier spaniels. A bit of a nod to literature as Annabel Lee is an Edgar Allan Poe poem and Madeline was named after the books with the little french girl. I also like to check in on my 2018 Xavier Mentee of the Year. He’s an amazing guy with great ideas and energy and I love everything I learn as his mentor!

On the weekend you will usually find me strolling my neighborhood with my dogs, taking photographs around the city, or playing my favorite sport: tennis. More than anything I like to get out into nature to kayak and camp every year; my last college course allowed me to track bears and study the spirituality of nature and it has stuck with me all these years.

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