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ATD St. Louis Board of Directors: 2018

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

Anthony Palazzolo, CPLP® has 16 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. 

As Chapter President, Anthony provides executive leadership for the chapter. He establishes the vision, mission and key objectives, and ensures resources and structures are in place to meet established goals. He sets agenda for and presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors. He executes policies and directives of the Board of Directors and has the authority to sign all documents. As President, Anthony is the chapter liaison to the ATD National Organization. He 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. Anthony can be reach via email at


Danielle Buscher, CPLP is a learning and development professional with 9 years of experience. As the senior learning and development specialist 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.  

As President-Elect, Danielle 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. Danielle can be reached via email at at

VP, Finance

Brent Clark, CPLP is the National Training Manager at First Guarantee Mortgage Corporation (FGMC), where he provides chief oversight for retail training, including building and implementing new hire, sales, customer service, and product training. 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. He 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

Kevin Candler has 6 years of learning and development experience within operations, sales and account management, and specialty pharmacy industries.  As a member of Express Scripts’ Organizational Effectiveness team, Kevin is responsible for leading the enterprise leadership and learning development team charged with talent development of 26,000 employees.  Prior to joining Express Scripts, Kevin served as an operational and strategic leader within the United States Air Force for 29 years.

As Vice President for Administration, Kevin provides administrative support to the chapter. He records meeting minutes, writes chapter correspondence, and ensures communication of chapter proceedings and records. Kevin 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. Kevin can be reached via email at

VP, Membership

Joe DeSapio has 7 years experience as a learning and development and organizational performance consultant for some of the largest brands in the world, including industry leaders in healthcare, retail, and telecommunications. Joe's academic and professional work focuses on human-centered design that creates transformational learning experiences in the workplace and society. He has written several pieces for publication in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Transformational Learning. In 2018 Joe will earn an M.S. in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning, his second master's degree.

As Vice President for Membership, Joe 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. Joe can be reached at

VP, Professional Development

Annie Warmbrodt is a learning and development professional with 7 years of experience in instructional design and curriculum development.  As a Learning and Development Partner, Assistant Vice President for Rabo Agrifinance, Annie is responsible for managing the finance and regulatory learning programs.  Annie also assists with the administration of the enterprise learning management system.  Prior to Rabo Agrifinance, Annie designed and developed compliance eLearning training at two St. Louis financial service firms. Annie earned a Master of Education in Information Science and Learning Technologies with an emphasis in Learning Systems Design at University of Missouri-Columbia. 

As Vice President for Professional Development, Annie is responsible for planning chapter events of value to our members that also reflect the vision of the Chapter.  Annie 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.  Annie collaborates with the VPs of Communication and Marketing to promote events.  Annie 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. Annie can be reached at

VP, Community Engagement


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

VP, Communications

Matt Philip is the Director of Learning and Development at ThoughtWorks, where he looks after the organization's global capability development. He has also served as a coach, trainer and facilitator, helping organizations and teams continuously become fit for their purpose. Matt is especially passionate about building learning organizations and is one of the founding organizers of the Lean Kanban St. Louis meetup.

The Vice President for Communications provides communication support to the chapter. Matt 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. He 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. Matt can be reached via email at

Immediate Past President

Lisa Lappin has 17 years talent development experience in the non-profit area.  As Director of Organizational Development and Community Relations at Behavioral Health Response (BHR), Lisa promotes BHR’s mission by providing education and training programs to the St. Louis area community. Within BHR, Lisa provides organizational development by identifying and coordinating training employee training programs. Prior to BHR, Lisa provided HR and program development for the St. Louis Arc, a United Way Agency. Prior to serving as the Chapter President, Lisa served on the Board as VP of Membership, VP of Finance, and President-Elect. Lisa earned her BS in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her MS from Lindenwood University in Organizational Communications.

The Past
President is not a voting member of

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

ATD St. Louis Thanks Our Chapter Sponsors and Partners


ATD St. Louis is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 9/30/2016 – 9/30/2018 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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