Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter


Chapter Leadership: GCATD Board of Directors

Randi Sandlin | President

Randi Sandlin is President of The HR Edge, LLC. Randi is an organization and personal development professional partnering with teams and individuals to fine tune and leverage their unique talents. She is certified as an SPHR, in Myers-Briggs, the Drexler-Sibbett model for high performing teams, with the Clarke Wilson 360° Feedback process, and as a Gallop Action Planning Facilitator.

After graduating from the University of Buffalo with an MBA and a focus in Human Resources, Randi led company human resources departments for small and large, private and public corporations, union and non-union manufacturing shops. After 25+ years in Human Resources and General Management for a variety of companies, Randi brings to clients an array of skills, experiences, tools and processes that enable personal and organizational success.

Randi Sandlin, President Elect and Fall Conference Chair: president@gcatd.org  Connect with Randi Sandlin in LinkedIn!



Michele P. Miller | President Elect

Michele Miller, VP of Professional DevelopmentMichele Miller has been serving as the chapter's VP of Professional Development for over a year. MIchele and her committee have helped bring exciting and thought provoking programs - with a focus on quarterly theme topics - to the chapter. Her participation has brought a new energy and direction to the board as well as to GCATD.

She is Staff Services Training Manager supporting six Staff Services Businesses: Audit, Corporate Communications, Corporate Governance, Enterprise Services, Finance, and Human Resources. She manages a great group of five training project managers and one project coordinator who assist in supporting these businesses from a learning and development perspective. Her team resides either in Pittsburgh or Cleveland. She has been with PNC for 24 years with 20 years learning and development experience as a facilitator, instructional designer, project manager and training manager.

Throughout her career Michele has in some way been involved with mergers and acquisitions at PNC since her bank, Gateway Federal Savings, was acquired in 1993. She also was responsible for the development of the Branch Manager On boarding program, providing training support and implementing the Genesis Platform system within the branch network as Cincinnati was the pilot market. Recently she has made great strides with developing and implementing learning solutions for Staff Services and the businesses they support. Some examples include business-specific orientations, curricula and onboarding solutions, Pathfinder and Pay for Performance upgrades and other LOB system upgrades. She also was a branch manager at a major Cincinnati branch.

Michele received her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She later received both a Master’s in Education and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Michele Miller, President Elect: president-elect@gcatd.org  Connect with Pam Nintrup on LinkedIn!



Kerry Loeffler | Past President

Kerry Loeffler is Talent Development Coach at Talent Trust, a Cincinnati leadership development firm. Services provided include strategic planning, leadership development, and job benchmarking for employee selection, career development and succession planning.

Kerry served as Human Resources Vice President of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council, a regional association for healthcare providers. At the association, she was charged with developing and implementing initiatives to improve member hospitals’ staff recruitment, retention and education efforts.

Kerry established her consulting firm in 2003 and is affiliated with two international firms: Resource Associates Corporation (RAC) and TTI Success Insights (TTI SI). RAC development processes focus on attitude development and positive behavior change for personal and organizational goal achievement. TTI SI, a world leader in assessments, measures behaviors, driving forces, competencies, acumen and EQ. The assessments are used in candidate selection and leadership development.

Kerry Loeffler, Past Presidentpast-president@gcatd.org  Connect with Pam Nintrup on LinkedIn!



Elaine Suess | VP of Communications

President of Beyondbeing Coaching & Consulting, Elaine Suess founded Beyondbeing to help leaders, teams and organizations discover what “more” can look like for them; to unleash potential and maximize performance; to work with leaders who are not satisfied with just being, but who seek to move themselves and their companies beyond being.


She uses proven processes to coach executive leaders and teams, business owners, seasoned professionals in need of development and leaders on the way up. She works with organizations to improve their effectiveness, and help them develop values-based, thriving cultures.

Elaine Suess, VP of Communications: communications@gcatd.org  Connect with Elaine Suess in LinkedIn!



Debra Savage | VP of Finance

Debra Savage joined Gilman Partners in 2016, bringing with her a broad range of professional experience. She specializes in searches in the areas of finance and operations, with a focus on CFO, controller, human resources and strategic planning roles.

A self-proclaimed non-traditional CPA, Debra brings more than 30 years’ experience in positions that span more than accounting. Beginning with her career at Deloitte, she has held several senior roles including CFO, controller, Director of HR, and business manager that allow her to bring a unique perspective to client searches. She has consulted with small businesses on planning and process improvement and worked with organizations to develop compensation and benefits administration.

Debra received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accountancy from Xavier University

With the ability to bridge the communication gap between accounting and HR professionals, Debra hopes to bring financial statements that bring value to the organization, beyond just dollars and cents. As VP of finance, she will encourage the board of directors and other volunteers charged with oversight to understand program finances. Armed with this insight, the team will be able to make decisions that will benefit GCATD in the short-term and long-term.

Debra Savage, VP of Finance: finance@gcatd.org Connect with Pam Nintrup on LinkedIn!



Mary Tettenhorst | VP of Membership

Mary Tettenhorst is the Manager of Organizational Development with Hydro Systems Company where she actively partners with the business to support talent and organizational development efforts such as performance management, teambuilding, career coaching and leadership development. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Executive Human Resource Development Program at Xavier University. She is an experienced career development professional passionate about contributing to the growth and development of others.

Mary received a BSBA in Finance and a BSBS in Economics from the University of Kentucky. She later received a Masters of Education in Human Resource Development from Xavier University. Mary is a Certified Global Career Development Facilitator and an MBTI Certified Career Professional.

Mary is a member of the National Association of Talent Development and GCATD, where she has served on the Membership Committee for the last three years.

Mary Tettenhorst, VP of Membership: membership@gcatd.org Contact Valerie Plis on LinkedIn



Bob Riess | Dayton Group Leader

Bob Riess, Dayton Group LeaderBob Riess’s business development and training management experience with both small and Fortune 500 organizations gives him a unique perspective on how to improve organizational performance. Bob has been responsible for the design and delivery of programs that have impacted the bottom line of companies such as GE and NCR. He is a frequent guest speaker, has published columns on business growth and a book titled "B2B Sales Basics – Your Guide to the Fundamentals of Business to Business Selling."

Bob Riess, Dayton Group Leader: dayton@gcatd.org Connect with Bob Riess in LinkedIn!



Brittany Czirr, Director of Marketing

Brittany Czirr is a Marketing Operations Manager with Cincinnati Bell. In this role, she focuses on driving awareness of products and services in the market through collaboration, planning, and execution of marketing events and sponsorships.

Brittany attended the University of Kentucky, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication with Spanish as a second major and became a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.

With over nine years of experience driving events and employee engagement initiatives, Brittany is looking forward to the opportunity to work with the GCATD community!

Brittany Czirr, Director of Marketing: marketing@gcatd.org Connect with Brittany Czirr in LinkedIn!


Arlene Baker, Fall Conference Chair

Arlene BakerArlene Baker has 18 years of experience in the Learning and Development area. During her tenure at Paycor She has worked in various areas including managing the Operations and IT Help Desk and developing the Learning and Development Department.

Arlene participated in the design and implementation of the Paycor system in working with the business analyst team and the designing of the training program for new employees and clients. She has experience as a facilitator, instructional designer, managing projects and training manager.

Her most recent success was developing a training program and implementing learning solutions for tax regulations and system impact support for internal associates.

Arlene experience includes presenting with organizations, American Payroll Association, Lorman Education and Junior Achievement.

Arlene Baker, Conference Chair: conference@gcatd.org Connect with Brittany Czirr in LinkedIn!


Chris Harrison, Director of Social Media

Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison has over 4 years experience in developing and leading training, coaching, and mentoring professionals with his current role in Financial Services. During his time in this role, Chris has help create training guides, job aids, and standards for training practices.

Chris received his Bachelor’s in Accounting from Mount Saint Joseph University. He later received his Master of Science in Human Resource Development from Xavier University.

Chris joined as a member of GCATD in 2016 serves on the Fall Conference Committee assisting with the Social Media posting for the conference.

Chris Harrison, Director of Social Media: socialmedia@gcatd.org Connect with Brittany Czirr in LinkedIn!

Committees and Teams

Marketing Intern
Joseph Bergmann

Dayton Group
Jonathan Wilson
Dean Waggenspack

SIG Conveners
Laurie Althaus (Coaching), Rhonda Pfaltzgraff-Carlson (Consultants), Paul Bozik and Gina Ruffin Moore (Organizational Development) and Leah Cridlin, Katie McLain and Jon Ulrich (Learning Leaders)

Consultants Directory 
Adam Feiner, Melinda Kelly, Rhonda Pfaltzgraff-Carlson

2016 GCATD Fall Conference
Arlene Baker, Carol Blocksidge, Michael Goeke, Chris Harrison, Cassandra Lane, Brett Schwartz

Professional Development
Carol Blocksidge, Tricia Heider, Cassandra Lane, Margie Swartz, Rochelle Thompson

Membership
Chris Eversole, Alex Fuller

Chapter Ambassador
Clark Jenkins

Communications 
Brett Schwartz

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