I was fortunate to have been introduced to the Training and Development field at an early age completing a co-op position with City/County Human Resources as a senior in high school. -Knowing this was a field I was excited to learn more about, I went on to complete my undergraduate degree at UW-Green Bay in Business Administration with an emphasis in HR. My entire career has been spent in Training and Development in a variety of training, curriculum development, and leadership roles. I consider myself a life-long learner and in 2019, I completed my Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Since then, I have been working to expand my skillset in the Organizational Development while continuing to lead Member Development efforts at Foth. My goal is to always feel challenged and learning something new. On a personal note, I keep busy raising my two children with my husband. When we aren’t busy with their sports, we enjoy spending time at our cabin in the Upper Peninsula –enjoying all that nature has to offer.
KATHY HARTUNG-KRAMER: VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
Kathy Hartung-Kramer is a life-long learner with a masters in Instructional & Performance and more than 25 years of experience in talent management and training & development. She has a passion for extending the reach of learning with technology. Kathy is currently working in - Learning and Leadership & Leadership Development at Thrivent Financial, where she’s been since 2001. Previous to that she led the e-learning efforts at Tamzen Media and worked as lead -training consultant at Wausau Insurance. She is a volunteer at United Way (Children and Youth - Impact Area), the Warming Shelter, various animal shelters, and as a member of the Marketing and Metrics Committee for the Thrivent Women’s Leadership Network. She lives in Appleton with
her husband, daughter (when she’s not away at college), dog and cat. In her spare time, she loves to be active and outdoors,spending time on the lake at her cottage, skiing, scuba diving, swimming, biking and running.
KRISTY MOEDE: VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING
Kristy Moede is the Instructional Designer at Community First Credit Union. Her primary role is developing e-learning content for credit union employees but also assists with the design of classroom and virtual training programs. Prior to her role at CFCU Kristy was with Alliance Laundry Systems which is where she discovered her love of e-learning design. Previously Kristy worked in higher education in a variety of student affairs roles. Kristy has a Masters of Education degree in Higher Education Administration – Student Affairs from Indiana University, and a BA in Communication from St. Norbert College. Outside of work Kristy loves spending time with her family and can usually be found walking, running or biking the trails of northeast WI. She is also an active volunteer with a local animal rescue and has two rescue cats at home. E-mail
JEN UTECHT: Program Assistant
As an experienced talent and organizational development professional, Jen brings valuable knowledge and experiences to the industry. As the current Director of Learning & Organizational Development for Inclusa, a Wisconsin managed care organization – Jen’s undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management, a graduate degree in Training and Human Resource Development, and a graduate certificate in Instructional Design have supported her ability to drive effective solutions that address large-scale organizational priorities. In addition, Jen is also a Certified Professional Coach who believes in a strengths-based approach and has a proven track record of supporting individual’s leadership development. Jen’s education, experience, and approaches contribute to her ability to positively impact organizational capability. In addition to the fulfillment this provides, Jen’s life is made whole by her family; a son, Lucas, her husband, Ryan, and her extended family.
Deb has held many positions since joining Community First Credit Union in 1985 as a part-time teller up to her current role as Training & LMS Specialist. She has been involved in the training delivery, training design, and training coordination for projects and credit union initiatives. Deb loves the opportunity to onboard new team members, along with the responsibility of the administration of their online learning management system. Her main objective is to create an engaging learning environment in the classroom. She facilitates soft skills training to help employees gain confidence in providing WOW Service to members and each other. Her team received national award recognition from CUNA’s Creating Member Loyalty training program in several categories. She holds a ABS in Business Administration and is a Certified CU Financial Counselor (CCUFC) through Credit Union National Association, Inc. Deb’s passion is financial literacy and giving back to her community. She stands by the Credit Union Principle of people helping people. In her spare time, she loves any activity that is outdoors: traveling, camping, biking, walking, kayaking, sports, concerts, and gardening. E-mail
Samantha graduated in December 2018 with her Bachelor’s degree through University Wisconsin Oshkosh in Organizational and Leadership Studies. Samantha is currently working at Thrivent as a Service Analyst. Samantha is currently obtaining her Masters through University Wisconsin Green Bay in Executive Impact MBA. Samantha currently live in the Fox Valley. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, traveling, baking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. E-mail
Jonny Richard: Vice President of Membership
Jonny Richard is an ICF-certified executive coach who believes work should be fun AND meaningful. For him, meaningful work includes cold brew coffee and engaging conversations on the way to helping his clients get better outcomes. Jonny especially enjoys partnering with professionals who want to increase their influence in the workplace without feeling like they have to know all of the answers. Prior to becoming an executive coach, Jonny's experience as a software developer, IT sales consultant, and financial advisor taught him that success requires more than intelligence and logic - the ability to increase situational awareness and develop emotional agility are equally valuable (if not more so).When he’s not working on his business, Cause & Effect, you’ll most likely find Jonny working out at the Y, playing with one of the sweetest golden retrievers on the planet, Lucky Lou, or watching the Badgers, Bucks, and Packers with his beautiful wife, Michelle, and their “way too wise to just be 11 years old” son, Axel. E-Mail
AMY BABIK: VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMINISTRATION
Amy Babik is a Learning & Development Partner at Schneider where she creates meaningful learning experiences for Schneider associates. Amy is a graduate of UW-Eau Claire with a Bachelors in History. Amy found her passion for Learning & Development when a leader within Schneider pushed her to apply for a role on the L&D team. After several years on the Learning & Development team, Amy became MBTI certified and then expanded her skills by earning her CPTD in June of 2019. Amy's passion of learning extends beyond her work by volunteering with several Green Bay organizations that offer adult learning classes.
Terleen Cheslock is the Organizational & Staff Development Manager at Fox Valley Technical College. She is an experienced staff development manager with a demonstrated history of working in higher education. Skilled in compensation, corporate communications, labor relations, interviewing, and organizational development. Terleen has her Masters of Science Degree focused in Organizational Development & Behavior from Silver Lake College. She has spent over 20 years in the human resources industry. Terleen also adjunct instructs in the HR program at the college.