Each year, ATD Baton Rouge membership elects members to lead the organization. All chapter leaders are volunteers that help the organization to provide programs and services to its members. Click on a link to see information about current chapter leaders.
Through the years, Susana has been able to gain great experience in various areas of talent development while leveraging the use of technology when necessary. The majority of her career has been spent in government, from the State of Louisiana to LSU, but has afforded the opportunity to lead several training and eLearning initiatives that have positively impacted several departments and agencies across the United States. Susana's current opportunities are now allowing her to grow in areas such as organizational development, leadership development, needs assessment, performance management, employee onboarding and orientation.
Susana has received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Master of Science in Human Resource Education, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate for the Human Resource Education and Leadership Development degree, all from Louisiana State University.
Elizabeth N. Beckham, MS
Learning and Development Manager
Turner Industries Group, LLC
Sallie discovered her love of learning design and delivery in the course of a 28-year career at the international management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company. She started her career at McKinsey heading up the research function in the Atlanta Office, then moved on the manage the Firm's Strategy Practice, and finally landed as global leader of the Strategy Practice learning function for the last ten years of her McKinsey career. In that capacity, she developed, implemented, and periodically revised in-person, distance, and blended learning programs in strategy for all levels of McKinsey consultants, as well as a handful of client programs. These were delivered to a global audience representing participants from all over the world. Prior to working for McKinsey in Atlanta, Sallie worked here in Baton Rouge for The Advocate.
Sallie holds Bachelor of Science in General studies and Master of Library and Information Science degrees, both from LSU.
After 28 years of living in Atlanta and Brussels, Belgium, Sallie returned to Baton Rouge in late 2015 after reconnecting with -- and eventually marrying a man she had known in high school and college.
Sallie is currently open to finding the right opportunity to continue work in learning design and development and, in the meantime is busy with her husband and three adult children, singing in the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus, and various volunteer and recreational endeavors.
Missy Korduner, PhD
First Year Experience Director
Louisiana State University
Burgundy has over 10 years of Human Resources experience and has transitioned into a training role within the last 5 years. She is excited in her new role as the VP of Marketing and Communications and looks forward to meeting more members of ATD!
Pam is a Talent Management Manager at Environmental Business Specialists in Mandeville,Louisiana. She serves in a multi functional role, as the Human Resource Leader and Learning Development adviser. She is highly proficient in developing and implementing innovative recruitment and retention strategies, researching and implementing human resource information systems, developing employee policies and procedures, managing employee relations, developing competency frameworks, performance management and measurement systems, safety and security programs, business process redesign, call-center design and development, and conflict response and management initiatives. has a vast knowledge of I partner with all levels of professionals to implement and deliver programs to augment growth.
Prior to her role in Talent Management, Pam was an independent consultant for multiple organizations throughout the south. She assessed the needs, developed programs and facilitated the learning application for her clients. Her consulting lead her to a variety of opportunities to delve into other areas of the Talent Development spectrum.
Pam earned her Bachelors from Louisiana State University. She resides outside of the city limits on fields of farm land.
Latoria Williams is currently a Senior Learning Specialist at Neighbors Federal Credit Union in Baton Rouge, La. Her primary responsibilities consist of developing and delivering member service training that are aligned with strategic priorities, maintaining the company’s learning management system and coordinating and facilitating other learning activities as needed. Latoria is in the beginning stages of creating a mentorship program to assist in developing the talent of internal employees. In addition to those roles, Latoria supports the Neighbors Way culture by being involved on a special team to assist with increasing employee morale.
Latoria completed her undergraduate studies at Southern University A&M College earning a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Studies.
Latoria enjoys reading, spending time with family/friends, cooking and outdoor activities.