SEWI-ATD Board of Directors

Colin Hahn - President (Email)

As Learning & Organizational Development Leader for Douglas Dynamics, Colin is developing an organizational development function from the ground up. He leads the leadership development initiative and assists in deploying the talent cycle, employee experience assessment, and learning analytics.

Colin is passionate about helping people master new skills and has built his career around helping organizations solve their talent development challenges. He has led talent initiatives that have saved millions of dollars and resulted in over 90% rates of behavioral change. He has over 10 years of experience in organizational development and talent development. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Marquette University and earned his B.A. (Honors) from Gonzaga University.

Matt Meuleners - Past President (Email)

Matt has more than 18 years of experience as a Talent Development professional. He is a leadership trainer who is known for his ability to drill into an organization’s challenges. As Executive Partner with FOCUS Training, Matt focuses on corporate leadership and new product development. His specialties are: Training program design and delivery, consulting on leadership development and training, development of corporate mentoring programs, training audits, presentation skills coaching.

Matt holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, School of Business Administration.

Nikki Palmer-Quade - President Elect (Email)

Nikki is an executive coach and leadership development consultant with over 25 years of business experience. She has coached dynamic individual contributors, mid-level leaders, and C-suite executives to achieve their professional goals. Nikki also brings expertise in designing and delivering powerful leadership development courses. As a former executive, business co-owner and higher education faculty member, she brings first hand leadership experience and a passion for building rock star talent.

Nikki holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Marquette University. She holds SPHR certification and Wisconsin Technical College System business faculty certification. Nikki also achieved the Certificate of Mastery: Assessing Learning for College Credit from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). She is a member of International Coach Federation and has successfully completed LHH’s ICF Coach Certification program.

Genevieve M. Daniels - VP Finance (Email)

Genevieve’s motivation in work and life is to cultivate the gifts of individuals to build strong and inclusive communities. This desire for growth and improvement shows up in her visionary thinking, her systems approach to solving problems, and her drive for results.

She has held leadership roles in health care, global manufacturing, packaging, quality improvement and nonprofits, giving her a wide range of experiences in rapidly changing environments focused on increased efficiency and leading-edge practices.  Genevieve currently leads change and organizational effectiveness projects at American Family Insurance. 

Outside of her work, Genevieve’s energy is focused on her family and the community. She, along with her husband and three children, enjoy activities that create a more just and generous world. She is dedicated to her community, volunteering in a number of local school and church activities, including mentoring foster youth and facilitating community discussions. Whenever she can, Genevieve pursues her love of learning and knowledge, attending forums, music and art shows and pulling from her stack of “to read” books.

Nathan Sheets - VP Membership (Email)

Nathan’s passion for helping others achieve greatness has fueled his 25 years of experience in the fields of talent development, organizational design, experiential education, and leadership coaching. He is the founding principal of Bearing Leadership Consulting, a talent development and leadership coaching business.  He also serves as the leadership development program manager for Children’s Wisconsin. In both roles, Nathan empowers his clients to lead with interdependence to make a positive change in the world.

Nathan’s ability to create transformative experiences for his clients is rooted in a decade of leading wilderness-based, adventure leadership, and therapeutic programs.  He supports his clients identify their goals, build self-awareness, and reach "peaks" that were not thought possible.  His experiential learning approach is directly transferable to the boardrooms, conference rooms, and virtual environments that we work in today.  

Nathan holds a MEd from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  He is a Strengths Strategy certified coach, certified organizational culture facilitator.

Annette Caraulia - VP Professional Development (Email)

Annette is a leadership and organizational development leader with 19 years of experience in the healthcare, banking, automotive and manufacturing industries. She has significant strength in managing organizational wide change projects, leadership/executive development and coaching, leading teams and designing performance/talent management processes to drive results. She is skilled at aligning all work with corporate strategy/balance scorecards and an organization's mission/values. Annette is currently the Director of Organizational Development and Learning at Milwaukee Center for Independence. She is excited to plan learning and professional development events for SEWI-ATD in 2020.

Susan Davies - VP Sponsorship (Email)

Dr. Susan Donohue Davies is the Assistant Director of the Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations program, a professional masters program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has over 20 years of experience coaching and mentoring over 300 human resource professionals helping them achieve their career and development goals. She has extensive experience bringing disparate groups together to develop effective learning programs. Susan joined the SEWI-ATD Sponsorship Committee in February 2020, became Vice President of Sponsorship in 2021, and is working to build and sustain the chapter’s relationships with current and future sponsors.

Rebecca Reindl - VP Marketing and Communications (Email)

Rebecca (she/her) is an instructional designer with broad-based experience gained through positions in higher education and FinTech. She has focused her work on transforming teams through software innovations, data-driven solutions, and user research. Her experience in Learning & Development focuses on human-centered information design, organizational excellence, and LX. Throughout her educational and professional career, Rebecca has been an advocate and ally, serving on multiple Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion advisory councils.

Rebecca is a linguaphile, voracious reader, and avid traveler. She is passionate about all things Milwaukee, and she is committed to continuing to make it a wonderful place to live and work for all. She often combines her love of learning and teaching with her advocacy within her sphere of influence.

Eric Waters - VP Community Relations (Email)

Dr. Eric D. Waters is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. At Marquette, Dr. Waters teaches graduate and undergraduate coursework in Leadership, Organizational Communication, Corporate Communication, Managerial Communication, and Financial Communication.

A self-proclaimed “pracademic,” Dr. Waters enjoys applying research findings through coaching and mentoring business leaders on developing and honing “power skills.” When he is not teaching, consulting, or writing, Dr. Waters frequents jazz clubs, and closely follows his hometown Detroit Lions, Pistons, Tigers, and Red Wings.

Dan Jakubowski - VP Special Projects (Email)

Dan is an internationally recognized Talent Development professional with over 14 years of experience in training and adult education. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and started his career as an English language teacher to adults in job training programs. Dan has extensive training and development experience in Russia and in Eastern Europe. He has facilitated learning to individuals representing more than 13 countries throughout the world and counting.

Dan is currently the Talent Development Coordinator for Guardian Credit Union, a Milwaukee- based not for profit financial cooperative. He designs and delivers training and develop programs that focus on helping all levels of the organization reach their full potential and deliver for the members.

VP Technology Services - Vacant

SEWI-ATD is currently looking for a volunteer to step into the VP of Technology Services role. This position serves the chapter by helping us maintain our website and cloud accounts. if you are interested in learning more about this role, please contact our current president, Colin Hahn.


 
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