Hosting Chapters

The Fall 2017 hosting Chapters for the CPLP Study Group are:

    • Rocky Mountain
    • Piedmont
    • Florida Suncoast
    • Valley of the Sun
    • West Virginia
    • Austin

Chapter Leadership

Shannon Wzientek, CPLP

ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter

Vice President of CPLP Study Groups


Shannon earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) certification in 2016.  While preparing for her CPLP Exam, she was an active member in the 2016 Virtual CPLP Study Group and attributes much of her success throughout her CPLP journey to her participation in this group. She is now involved in overseeing and managing this program to give back and propel this sustainable model. To learn more about the CPLP and/or the Virtual CPLP Study Group contact cplp.study@atdrmc.org

Shannon is the Learning and Development Manager for a large accounting firm, CohnReznick.  She is responsible for designing, developing, and administering training for the entire firm in a variety of formats, including online, blended and instructor-led formats.  Shannon is responsible for and manages the firm’s leadership and professional skills curriculum.  Her previous roles include Instructional Designer II for a non-profit organization and a consultant focusing on organizational process development and improvement for an insurance company.

Shannon earned her master’s degree in Instructional Systems Development from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University.

Mary Bolton, CPLP

ATD West Virginia Chapter

Past President


Mary is returning in 2017 as a seasoned Co-host and cohort moderator. She has helped plan and co-moderate the very successful 2016 cohorts, and is now taking the lead for the 2017 cohorts.  

Mary is a Senior Development Consultant with the Organization and Human Resource Development section of the West Virginia Division of Personnel. She has over 17 years of experience in the learning and performance improvement field in both the public sector and as an independent trainer and consultant. Her current responsibilities include the research, design, development, and facilitation of interactive leadership and employee development programs. Mary also provides coaching and consulting service to supervisors and employees.    

Lori Ann Roth, Ph.D., CPLP

ATD Florida Suncoast Chapter

CPLP Director

Lori is the President of Learning and… Reflective Growth for Individuals and Teams.  This company specializes in administering and interpreting self-assessments to facilitate trust building, playing to strengths and teamwork through training and coaching. 

Lori is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Pearman Personality Integrator, EQ-i (Emotional Intelligence), Gallup’s Strenghtsfinder 2.0, The 8 Dimensions of Leadership, DiSC, Crucial Conversations, and Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  She is a certified Retirement Coach and a skilled facilitator.

She is very active in the Association of Talent Development (ATD)  at the national and local levels. Dr. Roth volunteers for ATD and has presented at the ATD International Conference and Exposition (ICE) for the last seven years on a variety of professional development topics. She is a pilot pioneer, eanring her Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) in 2003.  She is also one of 11 people to have been awarded the CPLP Contributor Award from ATD. Presently, Lori volunteers as the CPLP Manager for the ATD Sun Coast Local Chapter in Florida.

Trudy Dave, M.ED, CPLP

ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter

CPLP Director

Trudy Dave is an Assistant Vice President at Bank of America with 20 plus years of talent development experience with American Express, Avnet and International Cruise and Excursions. As an entrepreneur, Trudy operated a talent development business with clients including ConocoPhillips, Southwest Airlines and Sun America Securities. Trudy has expertise in needs analysis, instructional design, web-based development, 360 degree feedback, leadership development and learning facilitation. In her current role at Bank of America, Trudy designs and develops learning solutions for the Global Wealth Investment Management division, which includes U.S. Trust and Merrill Lynch.

Trudy holds a Master of Education in Educational Media and Computers and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development. In addition to being a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), she also holds certifications in ROI measurement process, sales training techniques and change management.

Jennifer Rogers, CPLP 

ATD Piedmont Chapter

Past President & CPLP virtual study group co-designer/founder


Jennifer co-designed this sustainable CPLP Virtual Study Group along with Yvonne Bogard, CPLP in 2014. 

Joan Maddux

ATD Austin Chapter

CPLP Director Austin Chapter

Joan Maddux has worked for TG going on 14 years, during which she has focused on creating learning and development solutions that have not only assisted in the development of individuals but the organization as a whole. Her focus has been to create an engaged and knowledgeable culture committed to customer service excellence. She has on-boarded, trained, and coached countless employees, many of which have gone on to pursue successful careers within the organization. 


Joan is passionate about learning and development, employee engagement, technology, and the customer experience.  She believes that an engaged workforce leads to profit and success. That technology should be embraced as a tool to bridging gaps in performance.  And that a strong corporate culture with a shared vision is the glue that holds it all together.


Her strengths lie in her ability to design and strategically roll out learning and development initiatives by analyzing performance gaps and creating solutions that are creative, insightful, and focused. The combination of her formal education in business administration and her informal education as a learning and development professional makes her a strategic player ensuring that there is a clear connection between key corporate drivers and learning and development initiatives.


In addition to her current position with TG, she currently serves as the CPLP Director for the Austin ATD Chapter, she has served as the Vice President of Education for the Austin Contact Center Alliance (ACCA), is an advocate for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC), and a creativity enthusiast.

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