Annette Weinstein holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Cal Poly Pomona and spent 6 years working in the hospitality industry for major hotels. Annette's career in corporate training, her true passion, began 16+ years ago at the La Palma office of ADP. She is responsible for delivering instructor-led classroom (physical and virtual) training on technical features and functional aspects of the ADP products to both clients and associates. She currently serves as a Learning Specialist at ADP here in San Diego.
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Mary Jane has talent management expertise with over 30 years experience providing training and development and organization development services, managing learning systems and programs, managing performance management systems, developing and facilitating talent review and succession processes. She currently works at Kleinfelder, an engineering, science, and construction firm. Previously she worked for Bose Corporation in various T&D roles. She teaches Training & Development at UCSD San Diego Extension and has previously served on the Board as Co-Programs Director (2011/12) and Secretary (2013/14).
Mario has worked in finances for over 15 years. Among some of the companies he has worked with are Financial Profiles, Union Bank and Ernst & Young LLC. With E&Y, he was responsible for providing guidance and financial advice to upper management and top executives of several S&P 500 companies such as Colgate, Wyeth, Exxon, Citigroup and many more. .
Mario attended college at San Martin University in Lima-Peru, pursuing a degree in Education, later on taking courses in NYC.
Now as an independent advisor, Mario provides financial services to individuals, business owners, and group benefits for companies.
Nancy is a marketing and business development professional experienced in digital and traditional marketing. Her experience includes international marketing and sales leadership positions at major software, data security and food and food packaging companies. She uses her experience to provide insights into the planning of training and marketing video productions at Groovy Like A Movie to help clients achieve the best ROI and results from their projects.
Areas of expertise include developing effective communications across multiple, synergistic platforms; team coaching and support; establishing and communicating strategic team roles, responsibilities, goals and deliverables.
Besides the professional satisfaction she gets from helping clients gain success through great video training and story-telling, Nancy enjoys paragliding, water-skiing, and meeting people through volunteering with ATD San Diego, SDAMA, the San Diego Opera and other associations. Please feel free to contact Nancy with relevant information you'd to share with ATD San Diego chapter members!
Raymond Valenzuela has a Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and is currently working on a PhD in Organizational Leadership. Accumulating over 13 years of progressive experience as a senior-level learning leader, Ray specializes in designing and delivering large-scale learning strategy and working with organizations to strategically align human performance to business outcomes. His responsibilities include; developing organizational learning strategies using a systems-approach and designed to build organizational capacity; designing and developing change strategies centered around driving learning transformations; aligning learning outcomes and human performance to critical business objectives; establishing cultures that support learning internally to the organization; and using predictive analytics that feature metrics and milestones designed optimize and improve learning initiatives. Ray is currently the owner/operator of VASR Group, based out of San Diego, and works with clients firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine has over 10 years of experience in various parts of the training profession and has also worked in many different settings such as higher education, finance, biotechnology, and building her own company. She is passionate about making training as close as possible to where work takes place, so it is a cohesive experience for learners and focuses on actual performance.
Christine is currently an Instructional Designer at Illumina where her primary responsibilities include aligning training strategy with department goals, assessing priority of training development based on risk to the organization, designing training programs, and evaluating program success.
Christine received her MA in Human Resources Management from National University and she has been a CPLP since 2014.