Society of Women Engineers
Peter Finn is currently the director of learning and development for the Society of Women Engineers, where he oversees the development of leadership and career development education. The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), which is a not for profit organization focused on the advancement of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with over 23,00 members representing a diversity of industries and engineering disciplines. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University in the School of Education and Social Policy. Peter has designed and managed a number of projects for a diverse set of organizations including non-profits; associations; educational institutions and corporations. Prior to his current role, Peter served as the director of educaiton at the Goldin Institute, a Chicago based non-profit that provides training and consultative support to NGOs. Peter received a MS in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University with a specific focus in knowledge management systems.
U.S. Department of Labor
Arlington Heights, IL
Jim Barnes is a Senior Advisor in the Office of Assistant Secretary for the Department of Labor - OSHA. Jim has been employed by headquarters installations for the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Postal Service in various functional areas, with increased levels of responsibility.
Jim currently directs agency-wide talent management initiatives, including succession planning and executive development programs, and provides input on human resources policy and program issues. He previously served as director of the Office of Training Programs and Administration for OSHA, where he was responsible for the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers Program, a national network of OSHA training sites; the OSHA Outreach Training Program, which trains workers in the basics of occupational safety and health; and the Susan Harwood Training Grants Program, which awards grants to nonprofit organizations to provide safety and health training for employers and workers. These programs combined to train more than 950,000 students during 2015.
He was responsible for accreditation and evaluation for all OSHA training programs. He also served as Administrative Officer, managed the annual operating budget of $6 million, directed functions for information technology, human resources, travel, equipment, finance, procurement, print production, registration and enrollment, and facilities management. Jim has directed the development and implementation of new training courses and programs, and been recognized with numerous DOL Secretary’s Exceptional Achievement awards.
Jim has been an adjunct faculty member at W.R. Harper College since 2006. He teaches business, human resources, and management classes. In this role, he has developed course learning objectives for the department, designed course curriculum, and developed evaluation outcomes. Jim earned a BSBA in Marketing and an MBA in Management (cum laude) from Roosevelt University. He is an Excellence in Government Senior Fellow and has attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Jim was elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) beginning in October, 2015.
POWER Engineers, Inc.
Sumi is a seasoned human resources and training specialist with over 20 years of experience in leadership development, learning management systems development, strategic planning, and project management. She is passionate about helping others learn and also helping organizations build and deliver high-quality training programs.
Sumi has worked with IACET-accredited organizations for about 10 years and joined the ISCD Council in 2016. In her free time, she spends time with her husband and son, and their yellow lab Lulu.
Delray Beach, FL
Andrew Kauser is the President and CEO of Telemedia, Inc., a privately held international company specializing in workforce technical knowledge and skill development for industrial, government, and educational clients. Telemedia achieved IACET AP status in 2011. Since the company was founded in 1969, Telemedia's products and services have been used at more than 30,000 client sites around the world to train more than 4,000,000 skilled workers. Prior to his current role, Andrew served as the President of Lachesis Solutions, a business-to-business Internet application service provider for the test, survey, and assessment market. In the 1990's, Andrew was involved in the development of the Prudential Training Network awarded the "Best Corporate Training Network" by the American Society of Training and Development.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont in Recreation Management.
Business U, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
As CEO and co-founder of Business U, Inc., Dr. Christine Bosworth leverages technology tools, professional development innovations and strategic education and workforce development initiatives to create sustainable partnerships with public and private organizations to grow their regional economies and provide career-building training opportunities for students and job seekers. Dr. Bosworth is a business and educational leader with more than 25 years of operations, program development, and management experience. She has held school director and instructor certificates of authorization from the California Department of Consumer Affairs (Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education), and a preliminary adult education credential in elementary and secondary basic skills, and English as a second language from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Dr. Bosworth is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in business engagement and served as a commissioner and executive officer on the Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board. She has a master’s degree specializing in adult education and earned her doctorate degree from UCLA in educational leadership.
Right at Home
Debbie has over 14 years of training and development experience. She has spent time coaching managers to enhance employee performance. Debbie has designed, developed and facilitated training globally, focusing primarily in leadership development, negotiation and emotional intelligence. In her spare time, Debbie facilitates training for a local human resources certification preparatory course. Most recently, she developed training focused on person-centered care for individuals with dementia and cognitive decline for Right at Home. She is a Prosci certified change manager and is a certified facilitator of Situational Leadership training. Debbie earned an M.S. in Adult Learning, Performance and Development from Drake University.
AnnMarie Jordan is a highly motivational leader with expertise in performance analysis, needs assessment, educational program development, workforce management and social media business integration to support initiatives and improve business visibility.
Noted ability to strengthen business performance while implementing innovative and successful process improvements, business plans, and workforce development programs.
Solid knowledge and demonstrated success in training program design and accreditation, grant writing and compliance, fiscal and HR management with experience planning and coordinating business operations that improve quality, support expansion and revenue growth.
Recognized as a big-picture strategist and innovative problem solver, with demonstrated ability to build productive and lasting relationships at all levels of an organization.
She is founder of Grow SocialWise, a company dedicated to assisting businesses improve their visibility to strengthen their brand and social identity. They provide a complete solution for social media presence and help prepare your staff for engaging with customers. She is a member of the IACET Board of Directors and lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband and three children.
Chevron Enterprise Technical Learning
Marie has focused her career on the intersection of worker technical development, safety and risk management in the energy sector. She is both a Certified Training and Development Professional and a Certified Safety Professional with a BS degree from LSU. Additional designations include Associate of Risk Management, Associate of Loss Control Management and ASSE Executive Program in Safety Management Certificate. Marie has published in Professional Safety Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers and has been a speaker at industry and professional conferences. She currently leads Chevron's development efforts for their health, environment and safety professionals globally as Technical Learning Manager.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
David Ortner is a learning, organization development, talent management, and human resources professional with over 10 years of related experience, including global practice. Ortner currently works in Human Resources at Harley-Davidson in Milwuakee, WI. Ortner holds a Master of Education (EdM) in Human Resource Development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Ortner previously served as the lead accreditation specialist for Rotary International’s world headquarters (an IACET accredited provider), where he lead professional development activities, including a comprehensive management development certificate program. In addition to his experience working with an IACET accredited provider, Ortner also served on the IACET Council on Standards Development, served as an IACET Commissioner, and served on the IACET Communications Taskforce. Previously, Ortner served on the adjunct Faculty member at Northwestern College.
Army Management Staff College
Dr. Wallace has more than 37 years of experience and a unique blend of abilities in business (for and not-for profit), continuing education and training, operational and strategic level management skills and contacts, combined with expertise in curriculum and training development, threat and risk assessment and mitigation, safety, and applying best practices to everyday government, non-government and academic operations. As a consultant, William has over 14 years of government and international experience exploiting capabilities such as autonomy, diversity, technology, structure and key resources at international, federal, state, and local levels, as well as designing accreditation standards and programs.
Some distinguished services and accomplishments include over seven years with IACET, National Strategic Studies Program Graduate (2015), Harvard University Senior Executive Fellow (2014), Adjunct Faculty for Webster University Masters Programs (since 2012), Examiner (Inactive) for Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (US Department of Commerce), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (2006), Kirkpatrick Evaluation Certification (2016) and former member US Army Quality Assurance Accreditation Team.
Education accomplishments include a Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership and Organizational Change, Masters in Business Administration/Aviation, and Bachelors in Adult Learning and Technology and William is the published author of "Ethics: Do The Right Thing".
Wollam Groups, LLC
Bryan Wollam is one of the world's most respected professionals in the Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry, known for his unmatched track record of success, desire for winning, partnerships, value propositions for clients, passion to improve the industry and drive to make the world a better place. He is an accomplished professional with broad experience and recognition in operational excellence, quality, reliability, and HSE in multiple industries. He has expertise in leading organizational transformation resulting in profitability and shareholder value. He is also known as a distinguished speaker, effective communicator and trusted advisor to all segments of the petroleum & natural gas industry. In his 24 years in the industry, he served in leadership positions for Halliburton and Weatherford and as CEO for Wollam Groups, working with more than a hundred of the world's most successful oil and gas companies. He supports professional Trade Organizations (API, IADC, IACET, IME) and has worked with US Government Entities (BSEE, OHSA, DHS, EPA, DOT, BATFE) over his career.
Urban Engineers, Inc.
Ms. Martsolf directs the Training Institute of Urban Engineers, which provides internal and external training on a variety of topics. Ms. Martsolf manages the process through needs analysis, course development, development of learning outcomes, development of learning assessments, and final evaluation.
Since its inception, the Urban Engineers Training Institute has held approximately 100 learning events including, “Cost Estimating”, “Scheduling”, “Engineering Ethics: The Professional Engineer’s Challenge”, “Constructability Reviews: Save Time, Money, and Resources”, “Stormwater Management”, and “Bike Trail Engineering Design.”
Ms. Martsolf supervises, organizes, and administers activities of the Training Department at the strategic and operational levels. Develops and implements policies and procedures related to corporate?wide training and professional development programs. Develops training objectives, strategies, policies, and programs that facilitate continuing education, professional development, leadership development, and continuous learning for employees. Manages and coordinates with other departments, e.g., IT, HR, etc. to record and digitally broadcast training activities. Manages the process of, and compliance for, the continuing education accreditations for engineering, including but not limited to, the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Designs and develops training programs through the Urban Engineers Training Institute, including external programs. Performs needs analyses and reviews organizational resources to ascertain that learning and development resources exist and are developed to support learning needs.
Independent Agent, Aflac
John retired from Golden State Water Company in 2015. John is working part time as an Electronics Technician at Wal-Mart. He continues as a volunteer with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and with IACET as a Commissioner. John has thoroughly enjoyed being an IACET Commissioner since 1999, and he has had the opportunity to help many California organizations become Accredited Providers.
At Golden State Water Company (GSWC), John was involved in curriculum development for over 20 years, including serving as Employee Development University (EDU) Curriculum Development Specialist, Senior Employee Development Specialist, and E-learning Administrator, where he ran all the organization’s web-based training. John served as the Security and Emergency Preparedness and Coordinator/LMS Administrator where he was one of the lead members of the Training and Exercise Committee. Besides curriculum development consultant responsibilities, he designed, implemented and maintained the organization’s emergency preparedness training programs.
As Douglas Aircraft Company’s Academic Subsystem Manager and Instructional Designer, he was responsible for the design, development and implementation of ground-based training for the T-45 Training System (T45TS), which was the first training system built in the United States. In 1984, John completed his Master of Arts degree in Education at CSULB, specializing in Instructional Media. John worked for many of the Southern California aerospace and technology companies (Ford Aerospace, Teledyne Systems, McDonnell Douglas) before transitioning to the water company.
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
Joseph McClary, Ed.S., CAE, CPLP is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). He is also a former education consultant with extensive experience with educational standards, regulation, technology, and course delivery. Joe is an experienced adult educator and served for more than a decade as the Director of Education, Technology, and Special Projects for ARELLO (International Association of Real Estate License Law Officials). He has worked with regulatory agencies in numerous industries and with more than 400 course providers to assist them in meeting professional education standards. Joe also was the founding Director of The International Distance Education Certification Center’s (IDECC) and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance by the Association for Talent Development. Joe has also served as an adjunct instructor of education at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama.