Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Mary Tettenhorst | President

Mary Tettenhorst is Sr. Manager, Organizational Development and Training at Dover Fluids. She is an experienced career development professional passionate about contributing to the growth and development of others. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Executive Human Resource Development Program at Xavier University. 

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 TettenhorstPresident: Contact Mary Tettenhorst on LinkedIn

Michele P. Miller | Past President

Michele Miller, VP of Professional Development

Michele is Sr. Learning Manager for the PNC University (PNCU) Administration Office at PNC Bank. The goal of this newly formed team is to create efficiencies and consistency within the university by managing the budget, realty services for training rooms and employee workspaces, vendors, business continuity and the annual L&D plan. Michele has held other L&D roles during her 28 years with PNC: facilitator, instructional designer, project manager, and consultant. She is passionate about L&D and helping others to determine their passion. She obtained her BA in Mathematics from the University of TN, Knoxville and two Masters Degrees (MA, Adult Ed & MBA) from the University of Phoenix Online. Michele enjoys teaching Bible Classes at her church as well as singing, crocheting, traveling and reading.

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Paul Bozik | VP of Finance

Paul Bozik is a Learning and Development Specialist for Molson Coors. Professionally he is engaged in building growth mindsets to meet current and future business needs. By working at multiple levels of the organization he can quickly step into situations to implement timely results; from implementing enterprise-wide learning and development initiatives, or leading change. Paul is also the co-convener the GCATD Organizational Development SIG and the VP of Finance for the GCATD.

Paul BozikVP of Finance: Contact Paul Bozik on LinkedIn

Channing Nuñez | VP of Marketing & Communications

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

After moving back from New Orleans where she managed communications for Organization Health & Diversity & Inclusion, she joined a company called Creatives On Call, a staffing agency for individuals in creative specialties. She managed a number of large projects requiring instructional designers and elearning developers. It was amazing for her to hear their experiences in past roles, how they were supporting themselves or when they took the leap. It’s conversations and connecting with other professionals that make all the difference and the GCATD is the perfect community for doing so.

She spends a lot of time with Piper Annabel Lee and Madeline, her two king charles cavalier spaniels. On the weekend you will usually find her strolling her neighborhood with her dogs, taking photographs around the city, or playing her favorite sport: tennis. 

Channing Nuñez, VP of Communications: Connect with Channing Nuñez in LinkedIn!

Arlene Baker | VP of Membership

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.

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Pam Nintrup | VP of Strategic Partnerships

Pam Nintrup is a certified Project and Process management professional and Certified Professional Coach with over 30 years of experience. Her experience includes all facets of implementing process improvement in a variety of industries including Six Sigma principles, Lean, Value Stream Mapping and developing plans to change the cultures of organization to embrace continuous improvement.

Pam is a former Past President of GCATD. She currently delivers a variety of training for Northern Kentucky University, Sinclair College and private clients. She previously delivered training for the University of Dayton where she was also an adjunct. 

Pam is also the former President of the Project Management Institute Southwestern Ohio Chapter. Under her guidance and leadership, the chapter won an international award for Component of the Year. She also held the office of VP of Communications for four years.

Pam has held senior management positions for several large organizations including Procter & Gamble, American Financial Group, GRE Insurance, and US Shoe. Pam started her own company, Project and Process Professionals, in 2007. (

Pam Nintrup, Director:  Connect with Michele Miller on LinkedIn!

Beth Robinson | Conference Chair, 2019 Fall Conference

Beth Robinson is the Vice President/Director of Continuous Improvement and Staff Development for Hixson, Inc., a top-ranked Architecture, Engineering & Interior Design firm specializing in GMP Process, Workplace, Retail and R&D facility design for Fortune 500 clients throughout North America. In her dual role she is responsible for facilitating annual strategic planning and deployment activities as well as the continued development of Hixson’s Staff Development System, including Hixson University. Her involvement with GCATD began in 2013 as a volunteer Co-Convener for the Learning Leaders SIG which she continued through 2015. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors as the 2018 Power of Possibilities Conference Chair and as a member of the GCATD Executive Advisory Board.

Beth Robinson, Conference Chair:  Connect with Michele Miller on LinkedIn!

Bob Riess | Dayton Group Leader

Bob RiessBob 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, Director: Connect with Bob Riess in LinkedIn!

Kristie Schoonover | Director of Communications

Kristie is the Training Lead at pep, an agency that provides marketing operations and sourcing solutions. After graduating from Miami University, she began on the marketing operations side at pep then followed her passion to develop a career in learning and development. Kristie’s responsibilities have spanned new employee training/onboarding, the mentor program, performance reviews, stay interviews, engagement surveys, and leadership development.

Kristie joined GCATD in 2016. After finding value in the SIGs and training sessions she decided to get more involved which led her to the role of Director of Communications.

Kristie Schoonover, Director of Communications: Connect with Kristie Schoonover on 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.

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Russ McMahon | Director of Sponsorship

Russ McMahon has been teaching IT related subject matter since 1980 and has been a faculty member in the School of Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati since 1999. He is also the assistant director of the undergraduate BSIT program. Prior coming to UC he has taught at several area high schools and spent more than 8 years in the IT world. He is very active in the IT user group community having served on the boards of multiple groups including: Infragard, DAMA, Cincinnati Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS), and the .NET Users Group. In 2014, he spent 6 months working at three universities in three different countries (Rwanda, Kenya, and South Africa) in Africa doing IT curriculum development and giving talks on creative problem solving. The past year he has been conducting workshops at technical conferences on improvisation techniques for better communication and team building skills. He served as a Fulbright Specialist in Kazakhstan in Feb-Mar 2019 helping the IT faculty with their technical and English skills and teaching improvisation techniques to all teachers and students. Russ McMahon, Director: Connect with Chris Harrison in LinkedIn!

Committees and Teams

Dayton Group
Jonathan Wilson

SIG Conveners
Laurie Althaus, Cindy Weingartner (Coaching), Paul Bozik (Organizational Development) and Leah Cridlin, Katie McLain and Jon Ulrich (Learning Leaders)

2019 GCATD Fall Conference Committee
Beth Robinson (Chair), Christine Heilig, Yashica Lowe, Russ McMahon, Michele Miller, Lisa Nicholson, Pam Nintrup, Channing Nuñez, Lindy Saner, Cindy Weingartner, Betsy Young, Michelle Zwelling

Professional Development
KL Allen, Sharahn Monk, Travis Nipper, Nina Talley, Sue Schindler, Margie Swartz, Rochelle Thompson

Jennifer Fishwick, Anna Schumacher

Chapter Ambassador
Amy Sparks

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