ATD Smoky Mountain Board of Directors
Members of the Board of Directors are elected by the ATD Smoky Mountain Chapter general membership for terms of one year. Board positions include President, President Elect, and Vice Presidents of Finance, Membership, Programs, Communications and Marketing, Technology, and Administration. The Immediate Past President serves in a non-voting capacity to provide continuity to the Board. All Board positions are eligible for re-election for indefinite terms, except the President and President Elect.
Meet The 2024 Board of Directors
Board Members can be reached via email or during scheduled events.
Karen Odell, RDN, CPTD is a Learning Experience Designer with a focus on business analysis, training needs assessment, ROI analysis, project management, and e-Learning design. As a Trainer, Mentor, and Preceptor, Karen uses Face-2-Face, remote and blended learning techniques.
Karen completed her Instructional Strategy and Design Certification from University of California, Irvine. Tennessee Licensed and Nationally Registered Dietitian with B.S. degree in Nutrition and Institutional Management from Purdue University and M.S. degree in Secondary-Adult Education from Indiana University; Karen has experience training employees and customers, business training analysis, healthcare management, marketing, project management, and sales management.
For fun, Karen is a Volunteer Puppy Raiser with Canine Companions for Independence. Weekly, she and her current puppy visit different locations, volunteering time to read with “at-risk” children.
Kortney Ross is a freelance instructional designer and consultant. In addition to subcontracting with several eLearning agencies, Kortney offers courses and resources for working parents and their employers.
Prior to entering the field of instructional design, Kortney spent a decade as a music teacher and band director for rural Tennessee public schools. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Austin Peay State University. Kortney and her family have resided about an hour outside of Knoxville since 2016. She has two young kids and enjoys adventuring with them and her husband.
Daniel Redmond is the Learning and Development Manager at Regal Cinemas. In his current role, Daniel leads a team of capable specialists in the development of in-person and eLearning training materials supporting Regal’s theatre and support office teams. In his 25 years with Regal, he has provided training to thousands of leaders and team members across all levels of the company on a variety of subjects.
Daniel is a graduate of Boise State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a Human Resources emphasis in 2002. In addition to his work with Regal, Daniel has experience working for Kroger, working his way up from an online grocery clerk role to one overseeing hiring, onboarding, and training for two Marketplace format stores in the Knoxville area.
We are currently seeking a volunteer to serve the Chapter as the VP of Membership and Student Scholarship. Please contact any Board Member if you are interested in assisting with this role!
Board of Director Job Descriptions
Select any of the links below to view the Job Descriptions for each position on the Board of Directors.