ATD GREATER RICHMOND CHAPTER BOARD MEMBERS
Alicia Arrington, VP of Operations
Alicia is a Career Consultant who joined Lee Hecht Harrison in 2016. Her professional expertise is in operations management with line experience in human resources. She has led teams of up to 20 multi-disciplinary employees with accountability for seven figure client portfolios. She has extensive leadership experience in training, employee engagement, workforce development, P&L management, contract service management, and customer service.
Alicia’s career was spent primarily in the hospitality industry working for a Fortune® 500 provider of global food, facilities, and uniform services to education, healthcare, business, sports, leisure, and corrections clients.
Alicia’s blended professional background also consists of tenures within Human Resources and Recruitment. Her leadership experience in these arenas included performance management programs, talent sourcing, coaching and development, as well as onboarding. Her customer base was comprised of clients in the pharmaceutical, housing, financial services, and tobacco industries. Alicia also serves as a SHRM Certified Professional and Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Katisha Kersey, VP of Marketing
Since 2007, Katisha has served as the Training Coordinator and Course Developer for a private property management company that owns and operates thousands of residential units around Richmond and several other states. In her current role, she creates and conducts both live and online training courses. As a former Spanish Teacher at Tidewater Academy, Katisha was recognized as Teacher of the Year by the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce after her first year. Outside of the office, Katisha provides in-home tutoring to middle and high school students.
As a University of Virginia alumna and resident of Richmond for more than 30 years, Katisha is passionate about enjoying and giving back to the thriving local community. She is active in her church and volunteers with the Junior League of Richmond. For the 2017-2018 League year, Katisha served as Chair for the committee that organizes the successful annual Touch a Truck fundraiser. Katisha is thrilled to continue her endeavors by supporting the Greater Richmond Chapter of the ATD.
Darla LudwigBolton, VP of Programs
Darla currently manages the recruiting function for Hanover County Government and is responsible for employee learning and development. She has over twenty years of experience in organizational development and has worked with small, start-up companies as well as Fortune 500 companies. Darla is a results-oriented and process driven individual. Her passion is to partner with and empower employees to gain their full potential through learning and development, while contributing to the overall success of the organization.
Darla earned her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from St. Paul’s College and her Master of Arts in Education and Human Development from the George Washington University.
Lauren Philip, VP of Membership
Lauren is a driven and dedicated certified HR Professional and is currently the Principal Consultant at LP Consulting, having worked with various clients in the Caribbean. She has been instrumental in implementing HR strategies, managing employee relations, developing HR policies and processes and establishing positive working relationships with all stakeholders.
She graduated with honors from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and holds dual degrees in Human Resource Management and Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Lauren is an advocate for continuous learning and is currently in the final semester of the MEd. Program in Adult Learning at VCU.
Tom Coltrain, Director of Technology
Tom works in HRIS and LMS implementation and administration at the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). He brings over 6 years experience working with a variety of clients in diverse industries consulting on human resources, training, strategy, software implementation, and project management.
Tom teaches night classes in human resources management and organizational behavior & leadership. He enjoys providing guidance to students through application of learning to real-world work experiences.
Tom received a B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Masters in Human Resources Management from the University of Richmond.
David Younce, Director of Finance
David Younce is Regional Business Development Officer, AVP with Chesapeake Bank in the Richmond region. David brings more than 20 years of diverse experience in business leadership, organizational development, and financial industry expertise. In his current role, he is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with partners, and customers. In addition to his direct responsibilities, David has been tasked with developing and implementing strategies, which have facilitated growth within his company. In that scope of responsibility, he and his team have been able to support the strategic plan for the company by translating business goals into successful actionable performance initiatives to ensure the skill set of his team.
David has served as the Director of Event Planning for the Greater Richmond ATD, and as the Speaker Chair for the 2018 TDPC (Talent Development Practitioner’s Conference). Prior to ATD, David served as Chair and Co-Founder of the Patterson Avenue Business Association, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Bizworks, an economic development and business incubation organization. David has worked within a wide range of clients in Fortune 500 companies, in multiple locations within the United States.
Candace Lyne, Director of Administration
Candace has over 19 years of teaching, training, and instructional design experience. She worked in the public schools for 14 years as a teacher, trainer, and administrator and has been working in state government for over five years as a senior trainer and instructional designer. She has a passion for helping others achieve the highest possible level of fulfillment and success in their career.
Candace earned her Education Specialist degree and her Master’s degree from the University of Virginia. She is also a certified Associate Professional in Talent and Development (APTD).
Consuelo Adkins-Tyler, Director of Member Experience
Consuelo has over 18 year of experience in the field of learning and development. Her sweet spot is bringing out the best in others so naturally, people development was an ideal career path for her. She is currently a Global Learning and Development Manager for Markel’s Talent Development Team.
Her work experience includes leader development, organizational development, instructional design, program design, facilitation, coaching, and diversity & inclusion.
Consuelo has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Virginia, Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, and is a Registered Corporate Coach™.
Anna Wall, Director of Communications
Anna brings 4+ years of Human Resources experience to the board. She currently works as an HR Project Analyst for a local non-profit in downtown Richmond. Anna focuses her time on employee onboarding and engagement, internal policy management, and HRIS analysis. She started her career at a Fortune 500 company working in recruiting and talent development.
Anna is passionate about giving back to the local Richmond Community and manages company events that allow employees to come together to unite and strengthen their community outside of their daily work. Besides working with her company's giving program, Anna is also personally involved with the Massey Alliance and Richmond SPCA. With a degree in Business Administration, Anna is developing her communication skills as well as professional network through the Richmond ATD Board.
Tom Zahler, Director of Event Planning
Tom has been involved in teaching, training, consulting and professional development for nearly forty years. He began his career training in law enforcement and correctional settings, and has since worked for State and Federal agencies, as well as in the private sector in both the pharmaceutical and logistics industries. Along the way he earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, worked as a mental health professional, and taught at the community college, undergraduate and graduate levels.
Currently, he is the Director of Corporate Training and Development for Estes Express Lines. This is his first experience as a Board Member of Richmond ATD.