Suzanne Dunn, Ph.D.| Principal, Suzanne Dunn Consulting

Suzanne Dunn, Ph.D. is principal owner of Suzanne Dunn Consulting, specializing in talent development and instructional design consulting and development services. She also teaches graduate level courses in the Sanford College of Education at National University. She holds two graduate degrees in Training and Development, a DEI certification, and has over 30 years of experience in the talent development and learning design fields

Amanda Otto, M.Ed., CAPM

Amanda Otto, M.Ed., CAPM, has been in the workplace learning field for 14 years, with experience in financial services, higher education, and technology. She has designed, developed and facilitated a variety of courses for adult learners, including technical skills, soft skills, and supervisor skills, in addition to representing the training function on corporate projects. She currently works at Noom as the CX Learning & Development Team Manager, where she oversees internal training programs, internal content (policies and procedures), and external content (online help articles).


Dana Pratt | Principal, DCP Training & Talent Development 

Dana Pratt is the Principal of DCP Training & Talent Development. Prior to launching her own business, she headed up the training and development efforts at New Seasons Market and has led people teams at ODOT, Safeco Insurance and at Macy’s. She began her career in retail management, then transferred her knowledge of store operations and people management to learning and development. Today she’s committed to helping managers improve their results and job satisfaction by supporting, challenging and celebrating their people.

Dan Vetter, CPLP | Vetter Solutions |Portland, Oregon

Dan has over 30 years of industry experience and is the founder of VETTER SOLUTIONS with the motto: Organizations run better with VETTER. After two decades of designing and delivering LIVE training sessions, during the last 10 years, the company has focused on designing and developing custom e-learning courses for a variety of corporate, public and non-profit clients.

Marla Turner | Principal Owner of LiT Consulting, Inc.

Marla Turner, Principal Owner of LiT Consulting, Inc., is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach who has helped hundreds of people embrace and leverage their unique talents through CliftonStrengths. She uses her 20+ years of experience in facilitation and instructional design to create impactful one-on-one coaching experiences and highly interactive team workshops (virtually and in-person). Marla has an M.A. in English literature and has taught writing and literature at the university level. She is a fierce defender of the Oxford comma and applauds those brave souls who dare to use the semicolon.

Erick K. Darnell, PhD., CRP, Prosci CMP, DTM| Workforce Development Practice Architect

Erick K. Darnell, PhD, is a Practice Architect for Workforce Development and End User Adoption for TEKsystems Global Services. He holds a master’s in communications and leadership, a PhD in workforce training and performance improvement, and is a distinguished toastmaster with Toastmasters International. He offers 25+ years of experience in Learning and Development, Performance Improvement, Change Leadership, and has worked in various industries across the United States and Canada that include Financial Services, Healthcare, Non-Profit, Power and Utility, Retail, and Technology. He is also a Distinguished Toastmaster, an award-winning public speaker, public speaking coach, and has served in various leadership roles in Toastmasters including Area Governor and Pathways Guide.

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