About Us

Chief Learning Officer is a multimedia publication focused on the importance, benefits and advancements of a properly trained workforce. Our award-winning content caters specifically to executives in the enterprise learning market.

Executive Team:

John Taggart, President

Kevin Simpson, Vice President, COO & CFO

Vince Czarnowski, Business Manager

Sales Team:

Cliff Capone, Vice President, Group Publisher

Kevin Fields, Director, Business Development, Events

Daniella Weinberg, Regional Sales Manager

Derek Graham, Regional Sales Manager

Brian Lorenz, Account Executive

Melanie Lee, Business Administration Manager

Nick Safir, Lead Generation Administrator

Editorial Team:

Mike Prokopeak, Vice President, Editor in Chief

Rick Bell, Editorial Director

Frank Kalman, Managing Editor

Lauren Dixon, Associate Editor

Ave Rio, Associate Editor

Andie Burjek, Associate Editor

Chris Magnus, Copy Editor

Theresa Stoodley, Editorial Graphic Designer

Andrew Lewis, Video & Multimedia Producer

Events Team:

Trey Smith, Vice President, Events

Alec O’Dell, Webcast Manager

Anthony Zepeda, Events Marketing Manager

Latonya Harris, Events Graphic Designer

Research Team:

Sarah Kimmel, Vice President, Research

Tim Harnett, Research Manager

Grey Litaker, Research Manager

Kristen Britt, Research Assistant

Digital and Production Team:

Ashley Flora, Media & Production Manager

Lauren Lynch, Digital Manager

Mannat Mahtani, Digital Coordinator

Nina Howard, Production Coordinator

Editorial Advisory Board:

These leaders in enterprise learning help plan each issue of Chief Learning Officer magazine, providing input and guidance into editorial components and overall direction for the publication.

Cushing Anderson, Program Director, Learning Services, IDC

Frank J. Anderson Jr., (Ret.) President, Defense Acquisition University

Cedric Coco, Senior Vice President, Learning and Organizational Effectiveness, Lowe’s Companies Inc.

Lisa Doyle, Vice President, Learning and Development, Lowe’s Cos. Inc.

Tamar Elkeles, Chief People Officer, Quixey

Ted Henson, Senior Strategist, Oracle

Gerry Hudson-Martin, Director, Corporate Learning Strategies, Business Architects

Maj. Gen. Erwin F. Lessel, (Ret.) U.S. Air Force, Director, Deloitte Consulting

Justin Lombardo, Interim Chief Learning Officer, Baptist Health

Rob Lauber, Vice President, Chief Learning Officer, McDonald’s Corp.

Alan Malinchak, Executive Advisor, Talent and Learning Practice, Deltek University

Lee Maxey, CEO, MindMax

Jeanne C. Meister, Author and Independent Learning Consultant

Bob Mosher, Senior Partner and Chief Learning Evangelist, APPLY Synergies

Rebecca Ray, Managing Director of Human Capital, The Conference Board

Allison Rossett, (Ret) Professor of Educational Technology, San Diego State University

Diana Thomas, Vice President, U.S. Training, McDonald’s Corp.

Annette Thompson, Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, Farmers Insurance

David Vance, Former President, Caterpillar University

Kevin D. Wilde, (Ret) Chief Learning Officer, General Mills

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