The Las Vegas Chapter of ATD is governed by volunteer leaders who represent all aspects of the training and human resources development profession here in Las Vegas. These leaders utilize their management, marketing and technical skills to plan, administer, and implement the events, programs and projects of the Chapter. Through their guidance, the organization serves the educational and professional development needs of its members.
Sue Beyer, President
Sue Beyer is President of Operations Service Systems, a Professional Development and Management Training firm, celebrating 29 years in business. Sue’s focus is developing essential Workplace Skills in the areas of Sales, Service, Leadership and Teamwork. Sue is an Everything DiSC® Authorized Partner, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Authorized Partner and PXT Select™ Authorized Partner. She is a graduate of Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati and received an Industrial Engineering Certificate from Maynard Research Institute. Her strong operations and industrial engineering background differentiates her from traditional training organizations! Sue served as V.P. of Membership for the Chapter in 2016 and President–Elect in 2017.
Dana Adams, V.P. of Finance
For the last 18 years Dana has worked in the financial industry. His experience includes Business Banking, Call Center Management, Operational Services, Retail Banking, Human Resource Management, Compliance and Regulations, Professional Coaching, and Leadership Training. He currently works for Nevada State Bank as a Learning and Development Manager. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources (MBA/HRM). He is on the board of directors for a local Toastmaster’s club. He is also an Associate Certified Coach. His interests include spending time with his wife and children on the lake, reading, and yard work. Lastly, he is an avid juggler.
Amanda Rael, V.P. of Programming / Professional Development
Amanda Rael is a Learning and Development Specialist at Allegiant Travel Company with 9+ years of training experience. In her current role she analyzes, develops, designs and evaluates professional development training for the organization. Amanda is a twice certified Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt and is also certified to train “Love Em’ or Lose Em’” and “ The MAGIC of Customer Relations”. Amanda found a passion for learning and development after being asked to assist with training in previous roles. In 2007 she became a full time trainer with Wyndham Consumer Finance and has since moved on to her current role as a Learning and Development Specialist with Allegiant. Amanda has lived in Las Vegas for nearly 30 years. She is married with two children who keep her on her toes. She has many hobbies including: glass etching, weaving, baking and spinning wool.
Judy Iannacchino, V.P. of Communications / Social Media
Judy has more than 14 years of experience in training. She is currently the Manager of Corporate Learning and Development at Allegiant Travel Company. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling, along with trainer certifications from VitalSmarts, Emergenetics, Development Dimensions International, Career Systems International, Langevin Learning and more. Judy’s focus is on developing talent at all levels within an organization and she is particularly passionate about helping leaders and teams with their communication skills. She is married with two teenage children. Her interests include cheering on her children during sports events, reading, creative writing and scrapbooking.
Kim Leahy, V.P. of Membership
With 30 years now as a workforce learning professional, Kim is an active member of ATD. Kim is a strong advocate for workforce learning professionals. She is passionate about alignment of education to the strategic focus of an organization. Kim moved to Las Vegas from Orange County, CA in 2004. Kim has worked closely with Executive management to integrate learning cultures within the companies she has served. Outside of her professional life, Kim is married and has two children. You will find her hiking and enjoying the many fun activities within our community.
Britne Jenke, V.P. of TechnologyBritne Jenke is a designer, developer, and all around learning nerd with over 10 years in the training industry and even more years as a hobbyist programmer. She currently works as a Senior Learning Experience Designer for Tesla in Las Vegas, where she manages the Energy New Hire curriculum and programs in Emotional Intelligence and computer skills. Britne holds certifications as a Performance Consultant and Gamification Designer, and continues her quest for lifelong learning through MOOCs, reading, and writing. When she’s not at work saving the world or learning something new, you can find Britne at one of her two Toastmasters clubs, drinking wine, playing board, video, or roleplaying games, or hiking at Red Rock. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, Chris, and her two cats, Cordelia and Sweetie.