Chapter Information

Utah ATD 66 - years of Excellence. 

Chartered in 1952 as the Utah Personnel Training Association,  ATD Utah is the local chapter ofThe Association for Talent Development. The Utah Chapter of ATD is an ATD Chapter of Excellence, recognized as a regional association for workplace performance professionals.

The chapter provides members with a forum for professional development opportunities and resources to improve the workplace learning and performance industry. The Utah Chapter holds monthly professional development and networking events.  The big event of the year is the annual conference held in the Fall, where workplace learning professionals from around the state gather to for a full day event. 

The Association for Talent Development (ATD - Name Changed in 2014 from The American Society for Training and Development ASTD), founded in 1944, is the world's premier professional association and leading resource on workplace learning and performance issues. ATD provides information, research, analysis and practical information derived from its own research, the knowledge and experience of its members, its conferences, seminars, publications and partnerships.

National ATD's membership includes more than 70,000 people working in the field of workplace performance in more than 100 countries worldwide. The leaders and members work in more than 15,000 multinational corporations, small and medium businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities.

To find out more about the national organization, visit  


Utah ATD Chapter is an association of workplace learning professionals with global reach...WE HELP UTAH PUT STRATEGY TO WORK.    


Utah ATD engages its membership to:
  • Create a community of learning professionals
  • Foster personal and professional growth opportunities
  • Provide relevant programs, networking, and resources by incorporating cutting-edge technology tools and strategies, timely information, and best practices


2016 Chapter Board of Directors

ATD Utah is led by an all-volunteer board of directors. The board is charged with maintaining an ethically-responsible organization that complies with federal and state laws, and the bylaws of the chapter and of ATD. As part of this responsibility, we believe in full and open disclosure of our financial performance.

 President Sara Vandermolen

 President-Elect Megan Gutierrez
  Past-President  Christian Sorensen
   VP of Finance Yvette Amparo-Espinoza
   VP of Membership Randy Thompson
 See LinkedIn Profile VP of Professional Development Will Stephens
 See LinkedIn Profile VP of Communications Wes Stockmann
 Lisa Jastremsky,CPLP, PHR, SHRM-CP  VP of Conferences Lisa Jastremsky
VP of Social Media Jennifer Milner
  VP of Administration Elias Adams
  VP of Technology  Nathan Nielsen

Chapter Sponsorship
Gold Sponsor 
Silver Sponsor 
Logo featured on Utah ATD website home page  X X
Sponsor Highlight featuring products/services in next newsletter & Utah ATD social media  X
Logo on chapter newsletters  X
Opportunity to place promotional literature or item in the annual chapter conference SWAG bags   X  X
Listed as Chapter Sponsor in Annual Conference guide   X  
 Two Utah Chapter Memberships ($150 Value)  X
Two Annual Conference Registrations ($550 Value)   X

 Monthly Event Sponsorship $200
 Sponsor Highlight on Event Email Blast and on Utah ASTD social media X
 Sponsor Highlight featuring products/services during lunch of the monthly event (15 min) (25+ attendees) X
Sponsor slide included in Lunch slide presentations X
Two Event Registrations  X

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