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2019 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. View board job descriptions for more information. 

Elias Adams
R. Elias Adams is the Senior Director of Learning and Development at England Logistics, where he has spent the last seven years.  Throughout his 20 year career he has been involved in facilitating, designing and developing new hire, continuous improvement, sales and leadership courses.  He received a Business Administration degree from Weber State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.    
Lisa Jastremsky
Past President

Lisa Jastremsky is currently a Field Training Manager at Octapharma Plasma Inc. She has been an ATD Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) for 4 years.   She is a dedicated leader with over 16 years in the talent development field, having accumulated over that time a variety of skills, experience, and education that help her build impactful learning opportunities and experiences.  

 Jason Sturges

President Elect

Jason Sturges, Med, CPLP is the Sr. Learning & Development Associate for BioFire Diagnostics. In this role, he creates & manages comprehensive organizational training & development programs; sources, coordinates and develops/delivers relevant content; and assess & identifies knowledge & skill requirements at both an organizational level – and, in collaboration with managers – at a departmental level too.  

As an avid reader and change agent, Jason’s research and consulting pursuits embrace the talent management/development, human resources, and organizational design & development arenas. Specific topics/projects in the past have included: corporate orientation/on-boarding, team development, trainer development, facilitation & presentation skills, coaching/mentoring, leadership development, program planning, and learning transfer.

Yvette Amparo-Espinoza
VP of Finance

Yvette Amparo-Espinoza is the Training and Development Coordinator at Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District. She is originally from New York and has made Utah her home for the past 27 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management and is passionate about learning and sharing what she learns. She has really dedicated herself to helping others succeed through mentoring and coaching. She believes that even if something doesn’t need fixing, it could always be improved.

Shannon Herrera
VP of Professional Development

Shannon Herrera is an Sr. Instructional Designer at AllenComm. She joined the Utah ATD chapter last year as one of our volunteers helping out with the adiministrative role.  She has been a wonderful contributor to the team and has some great ideas for this upcoming year's events.  

Eric Showalter

 VP of Membership
Eric Showalter is a native of Utah and currently lives in Centerville with his wife and three daughters. Eric received his bachelor's degree in business management with an emphasis in organizational behavior and human resources from BYU’s Marriott School of Management. Eric currently works at Orbit Irrigation Products, a world leader and manufacturer of residential sprinklers, as a member of the Human Resources department and is responsible for corporate recruiting and talent development. Eric is PHR and SHRM-CP certified. Eric is excited to be more involved with the Utah ATD chapter.
Todd Hadley
VP of Networking
Todd Hadley has worked in the L&D space for over 20 years, so yeah it's his passion.He has worked in the Financial Services, Healthcare, Outsourcing, Manufacturing, and Service industries.Todd's focus is on sales training and leadership training and development. He is certified in DDI, AchieveGlobal, StrengthsFinder Coaching, Behavioral Styles, Franklin Covey, and is a certified Master Trainer for AchieveGlobal. Personally he carries this passion over as well with his non-profit organization, My Brothers My Sisters, that provides education scholarships for children in Ecuador and Ghana. He lives in Layton and LOVES the University of Utah!

Emma Hartsfield
VP of Marketing
Emma Hartsfield has over 10 years of experience creating value for businesses through sound marketing practices that have been tried, tested, and proven. She currently works at AllenComm as Director of Digital Marketing.  She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Business Marketing from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Florida State University.

Board Expectations and Benefits


  • Maintain joint Utah and National ATD Membership
  • Attend Monthly Board Meetings
  • Attend a Majority of Chapter Events
  • Fulfill your specific roll on the board
  • Actively promote ATD Utah, ATD National, and the field of Work Place Learning
  • Be ethical and honest
  • Serve the full term of office 
  • Adhere to chapter bylaws


  • Utah Chapter membership paid for the duration of your term
  • Free attendance to the Annual Utah Conference
  • President-elect will be able to attend ATD Leadership Conference (ALC) paid by the chapter. Other board members may also receive assistance to attend this conference based on chapter finances for that year.
  • Opportunities to network and grow
  • A chance to give back 

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