Charles Fred Chairs 2015 Board of Directors for the Association for Talent Development

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Author, entrepreneur, and investor leads volunteer board of directors for ATD, the world's largest association dedicated to the talent development profession.

Charles Fred is the chair for the 2015 ATD Board of Directors.

Charles Fred, is serving as the 2015 chair of the board of directors for the Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD. Fred served as chair-elect in 2014.

Charles is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, investor, and public speaker. He has devoted more than three decades of his life discovering new ways for professionals to acquire skills necessary to compete in today’s knowledge-thirsty economy. Considered a pioneer in the e-learning industry, Charles has led a number of successful companies that provide learning technologies and services, and has the unique experience of being both a Group President within a Fortune 500 firm and a Founder and CEO of an Inc. 500 company. His best-selling book, "Breakaway," is credited with transforming learning strategies for high-growth organizations and is consistently used for instructional design curricula at major universities. Today, as the CEO of Modern Teacher, Charles is taking his expertise and experience and devoting his time to help teachers reinvent the classroom. Charles is also the founder of Magnusson-Skor, a research firm dedicated to helping business owners make the transition to chief executives.

Mr. Fred leads the Association’s board, members of which include:

  •     Rob Green, Director, Amazon Marketplace, Amazon
  •     Tony Bingham, President and CEO, ATD
  •     Gail Baity, Director, Workforce Development & Learning, Corning
  •     Melissa Daimler, Head of Organization Effectiveness & Learning, Twitter
  •     Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer and Senior Vice President, SAP
  •     Rick Kerner, Training and Media Specialist, Victaulic
  •     Doug Kirkpatrick, Organizational Change Consultant
  •     Mary McNevin, Chief Learning Officer, Signature HealthCARE
  •     Brian Miller, Senior Director of Learning & Development, Gilead Sciences
  •     Terri Pearce, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, HSBC USA

About ATD
The Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD, is the world’s largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. These professionals help others achieve their full potential by improving their knowledge, skills, and abilities. ATD’s members come from more than 120 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector. ATD supports the work of professionals locally in more than 125 chapters, international strategic partners, and global member networks.

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