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ATD St. Louis Board of Directors: 2019

Management of the ATD St. Louis chapter is vested in a Board of Directors. It is the board's responsibility to carry out the chapter's objectives and to establish policies and procedures that facilitate management of the chapter. The Board of Directors acts for and on behalf of the membership. Board members are chapter members in good standing who volunteer to serve two-year terms. 

If you are interested in serving on the chapter's Board of Directors, please email us at

Chapter President

Danielle Buscher, CPLP® is a learning and development professional with 9 years of experience. As the learning and development manager for Lumeris, Danielle is responsible for designing and delivering a variety of learning programs related to leadership development and soft skills.  She is a Certified Professional of Learning and Performance. She earned a Masters in Human Resources and Organizational Development with a focus in Workplace Learning from the University of Louisville.  

Danielle has served as VP of Communication in 2017 and President Elect in 2018. 

As Chapter President, Danielle provides executive leadership for the chapter. She establishes the vision, mission and key objectives, and ensures resources and structures are in place to meet established goals. She sets agenda for and presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors. She executes policies and directives of the Board of Directors and has the authority to sign all documents. As President, Danielle is the chapter liaison to the ATD National Organization. She has the responsibility for monitoring the performance of the ATD St. Louis Board of Directors and its members and acts in all other respects as is the custom and responsibility of the President of the organization. Danielle can be reach via email at


Thomasine Joyce is a Talent Development professional with over 18 years of experience who has a track record of inspiring others to achieve excellence.  She has combined her global and sales experiences with her learning & development background to create and execute innovative training programs targeted to a range of personnel from leadership C-suite to new employee onboarding .  Her experience includes industries with similar customers as an Anheuser-Busch InBev legacy employee and currently with Hussmann Corporation. 

As President-Elect, Thomasine prepares to be Chapter President by staying abreast of ATD compliance requirements. She serves as the Chapter ATD CARE recorder and is responsible for submitting the Chapter CARE report to ATD by the required due date. Thomasine can be reached via email at at

VP, Finance

Brent Clark, CPLP® is the Director of Training Bullhorn, where he provides chief oversight for all client facing and internal new hire training initiatives. His team oversees all eLearning, documentation and help articles, as well instructor-led training engagements. 

Prior to joining Bullhorn, Brent served as the National Training Manager for First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation (FGMC). In 2015, FGMC recognized him as the Retail Division MVP. Prior to his time at FGMC, Brent served in a variety of capacities at JPMorgan Chase & Co. for 11 years, most recently as Illinois/Wisconsin Area Training Manager.

Brent is a Certified Professional in Learning Performance (CPLP) and a Project Management Professional (PMP). Brent has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minors in Business and Economics from Valparaiso University.

As Vice President for Finance, Brent manages the operational finances of the chapter. He creates an annual operating budget and coordinates the budget and operational issues with other board members, as well as administrative services. He assures that chapter operations are in compliance with ATD's Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE). Brent audits income/expenses and cash-flow on a monthly basis to ensure chapter's sound financial status and ensures that the chapter is in compliance with state and federal reporting requirements. He also reconciles chapter bank accounts on a regular basis. Brent can be reached via email at

VP, Administration

David Cluphf is a teacher education professor with over 15 years of course development and teaching experience in both seat-based and online courses. He is currently a professor at Southern Illinois University and an instructor at Greenville College. He earned a B.S. in Biology/Physical Education from Greenville College and his Ed.D. in Teacher Education and Educational Leadership from West Virginia University. Over the course of his career as a teacher educator, David has gained significant experience in designing and assessing online teacher development courses, online course delivery, and is particularly knowledgeable in Canvas, Blackboard, and Desire 2 Learn.

As Vice President for Administration, David provides administrative support to the chapter. He records meeting minutes, writes chapter correspondence, and ensures communication of chapter proceedings and records. David collects data for and tracks key performance metrics for the chapter such as membership, meeting attendance, budget compliance, etc. He is the main contact person for the chapter and handles general inquiries or refers inquiries to appropriate board members. He coordinates and oversees registration and check-in at chapter events. David can be reached via email at

VP, Membership

Michelle Rogers has over 15 years of experience in the learning and development field. As the Director of Learning and Development for Safety National, she specializes in building relationships and helping employees develop skills that will accelerate their careers. Michelle has served as a past president of the ATD St. Louis chapter. She earned her Master of Business Administration at Webster University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies, with an emphasis in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. 

As Vice President for MembershipMichelle manages the design and implementation of policies, programs or initiatives that ensure membership growth and engagement; sets appropriate goals and performance measures for membership; ensures updated and appropriate membership records; invoices membership dues; maintains new member materials/brochures; and processes membership applications. Michelle can be reached at

VP, Professional Development

Christa Duggan recently relocated to the St. Louis area and was very excited to join our chapter. She has been an active member of ATD and the Chicago chapter for the past several years. ATD has been her go to resource for education, resources and networking throughout her L&D career. She looks forward to partnering with the board and our members to offer meaningful development programs.

As Vice President for Professional Development, Christa is responsible for planning chapter events of value to our members that also reflect the vision of the Chapter.  Christa communicates and coordinates with speakers, event site staff and collaborates with the board members to manage all aspects of each event.  In addition to regular chapter events, she is also responsible for special events to provide additional value and development to the members’ experience including the annual chapter conference, special interest groups, workshops/seminars, etc.  Christa collaborates with the VPs of Communication to promote events.  Christa collaborates with the Chapter President to set appropriate goals and performance measures to ensure the chapter is meeting goals and providing meaningful events for members’ Professional Development. Christa can be reached at

VP, Community Engagement


As Vice President of Community Engagement, Jennifer serves as a liaison between the chapter and local community, educational, and nonprofit groups. She manages and promotes community engagement within the chapter by developing and executing initiatives, programs, and outreach efforts. Jennifer can be reached via email at .

VP, Communications

Susan Plank has 20 years of learning and development experience across various industries. Susan founded her own company, Dynamic Consulting Solutions, after 12 years with the training group at Anheuser-Busch In-Bev. She helps organizations solve people problems with customized solutions targeting performance, process improvement, team-building, communication and change management. Susan is a certified facilitator in MBTI® and The Orderly Conversation®.

The Vice President for Communications provides communication support to the chapter. Susan develops and executes a comprehensive annual communications plan that supports the mission and image of the chapter, and sets goals and performance measures for the chapter’s communications plan. She ensures the consistency, relevance, timeliness, and accuracy of the chapter’s public messages. The VP for Communications manages the chapter’s website and social-media channels. Susan can be reached via email at

VP, Technology

With more than a decade of experience as a learning and development professional, Michael has excelled in applying new technologies and creating optimal learning experiences driving learning and development and business growth. From enhancing core knowledge to building and enhancing skills, Michael and his team help to support and drive organization’s strategic goals and objectives. As the Global Learning Systems and Development Lead at Bayer, Michael applies his entrepreneurial mind to uncover new and innovative ways to prepare the workforce for the future. 

The Vice President of Technology  provides assistance and support to the chapter from a technical stand point. Mike communication support to the chapter. Mike manages technical solutions and strategy to ensure optimal digital experience for board and chapter members.

Immediate Past President

Anthony Palazzolo, CPLP® has 17 years of learning and development experience in the financial industry. As a member of Moneta's Talent and Organizational Development team, Anthony is responsible for onboarding new hires and the professional development of all employees at the firm.

Anthony has served as VP of Community Engagement in 2016 and 2017, President-Elect in 2017, and President in 2018. 

The Past
President is not a voting member of

As Immediate Past President, Anthony serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors, acting as a steward of past practice and Board historian. He can be reached at

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