ATD-PHL March President’s Address

Message from the President

Warmest Regards,
Jaclyn Reimel

April Chapter Event

Engagement for Success

Program Description: 

Join us for this session as Martha Soehren, Chief Talent Development Officer and Senior Vice President at Comcast University and Comcast Cable, talks about how to take the driver’s seat in your career while also enhancing your personal life. She will discuss how to set attainable yet adjustable goals and why it’s important to take risks throughout your journey. Martha will combine lessons from her career with pointers that might be helpful to you.

Event Details:

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DoubleTree by Hilton, Philadelphia Center City
237 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19107


5:30pm-6:30pm - New and Prospective Member Orientation (Attendance is optional)

6:00pm - Registration

6:30pm - Dinner will be served

7:00pm-8:00pm - Presentation 

About The Speaker:

Martha Soehren is the Chief Talent Development Officer and Senior Vice President at Comcast University and Comcast Cable. 

Her career encompasses 14 years in the telecommunications industry; 25 years in the defense industry; and 13 years as an adjunct professor and research/academic advisor.
In addition, Martha holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, as well as a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She is an honor graduate of the Army’s Management Engineering College.

Martha serves on the Doctorate of Learning Advisory Board for the GSE/Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as Comcast’s National Board Member and is the 2015 Chair for Women in Cable and Telecommunications; is the Selection Committee Chair for ATD’s Board of Directors, and was the 2014 Chair of the ATD Board; and is on the Board of Directors of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) where she chairs the Membership Committee. Additionally, Martha is an Executive Champion for the Comcast Veteran’s Affinity Group.

Martha’s other affiliations and honors include:

·         Learning Leader with the Elliott Masie Learning Consortium

·         Multi-Channel News Woman to Watch Award Winner

·         Philadelphia WICT Liberty Award Winner

·         CableFax Most Powerful Woman in Cable Award Winner (multiple years)

·         Learning 2012 Spotlight Award by The Masie Center

2015 Regional Conference

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Drexelbrook Conference Center, Drexel Hill, PA

Register Today!

The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ATD (ATD-PHL) is excited to announce our 4th Annual Regional Conference - Through the Looking Glass: Constructing the L&D Mosaic. This action-packed event will take place on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at Drexelbrook Conference Center.  Our regional conference brings together dynamic learning and development professionals from across the Greater Philadelphia region for a full day of knowledge and skill building as well as non-stop networking opportunities!




Mark your calendars today and get ready for a fantastic day of learning with some of the area's top speakers!

Please save the date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (7:30am-4:30pm)
Drexelbrook Conference Center
4700 Drexelbrook Drive, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

We are excited to announce our TWO Keynote Speakers!

Dan Gallagher, SVP, Strategic Growth Initiatives, Comcast Spectacor


Tamara Ganc, Chief Learning Officer and HR Principal, Vanguard 

Click here for more information about the Conference or to Register!

ATD-PHL Announces the 

2015 Membership Campaign Winners!!

We invited you to combine your ATD-PHL and National ATD Memberships and become a POWER Member! If you became a POWER Member between January 2nd-March 2nd, you received a chance to win a ticket to the 2015 ATD-PHL Regional Conference or the opportunity to attend other great chapter events at no cost!

Congratulations to our winners!!

 Prize Winner 
 1 (1) 2015 Regional Conference Ticket Sarah Maddans
 1 (1) Ticket to your choice of an ATD-PHL Chapter Event Lorraine Serva
 1 (1) Ticket to your choice of an ATD-PHL Chapter Event Amy Dinning 

Are you planning to go to the 2015 ATD National ICE Conference
…and want to SAVE$$$?

Conference dates: May 17-20, 2015

Sign Up NOW for a big discount by joining our ATD-PHL Conference Team!

If you have already registered for the conference, you may be applicable for a $300 refund.

If you want to register now, you may be applicable for a $300 discount.

Regular Registration: $1,800

Early Bird Registration: $1,500 [by April 1]

ATD-PHL Chapter Conference Team: $1,200 [Note: You must be an ATD National and Chapter member]

For more information about the conference click here.  

To register to be on the ATD-PHL Conference Team, contact “Diane” at and provide:

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Upcoming Events

March 31, 2015 5:30 PM • Brandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Rd. Wilmington, DE
April 01, 2015 • April 1 & 2, 2015 | Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
April 06, 2015 6:00 PM • Montgomery County Community College, Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Room 212, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

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Contact ATD PHL

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