2020 Annual Volunteer Awards

In December, we recognize those who made possible all of our Chapter programs, activities, and accomplishments throughout the year. Thank you!

Outstanding New Volunteer 

Given to an outstanding new member (less than one year) who has been active in numerous projects and made several contributions; someone who volunteers readily.


  • Chapter member for one year or less.
  • Made significant contributions during their first year as a member.
  • Has been active in at least two projects.

Jessica del Rosario

For involvement in the Talent Management Team – Board Transition Video Development and Creation, participation on December MLE/Awards Meeting planning committee, assisted Change Management SIG with marketing piece.

Distinguished Service Award

A member who has been continually involved in numerous Chapter projects/programs and who has made a significant contribution in at least two of these projects/programs. Someone who demonstrates strong commitment to the learning and development profession.


  • Shows extra effort/enthusiasm.
  • Significant contribution in at least two Chapter projects/programs.

Laura Emery

For involvement in the Marketing team, web updates for Talent Management, and Creation of Member Portal with Jeffrey Hansler.

Award of Merit

Given to members of at least three years, who assume responsibility for project leadership in the Chapter and/or national ATD level; who have served as a previous or present Chapter Board member, Manager, or committee member.


  • Chapter member for three years
  • Project leadership at Chapter or National level.
  • Strong commitment to ATD.
Ranya Ebrahim

For Creation of Career Tool – How to Build a Dynamic Online Portfolio, participation in developing the Career Series.

Jeffrey Hasler

For driving the development and creation of the Member Portal

Thank you all for the positive impact you've made for our members and community!

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