||John Wright - President 2009
John served as VP of Programs in 2006 - 2007, President Elect in 2008, President in 2009 and currently serves on the Past President's Advisory Council.
John is President of Simple Leadership Strategies®, a management training and consulting firm based in Fort Worth that specializes in leadership development, team building, employee engagement and customer retention.
Having spent over thirty years studying, experimenting, developing and practicing some simple strategies that help organizations create leaders at every level, John is convinced that the world needs a transformation, and that organizations - both profit and non-profit - can play a far bigger role in helping society achieve it's potential.
|Sharon Dera, MBA, CPLP - President 2007, 2008
Sharon served as VP of Communications in 2004, VP of Marketing in 2005 and 2006, President Elect/President in 2007, President in 2008, and currently serves on the chapter’s Past President's Advisory Council, and the National ASTD Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC).
Sharon has over 17 years of experience in needs assessment, human performance, process improvement and organizational development. Her broad experience was acquired by working in the retail, finance, healthcare, government, manufacturing, hospitality and travel industries in operations, business management, customer service, sales, communications, marketing, succession planning, leadership, coaching and training.
Sharon is owner and CEO of The Proficience Group, Inc., working in partnership with organizations to identify the root cause of performance deficiencies and determine the best solutions/interventions that will close performance gaps; lending a “fresh set of eyes,” exposing possible blind spots.
Sharon is contributing author of, “The Book of Road-Tested Activities,” and “The 2012 Pfieffer Annual - Training,” which provides workplace learning and performance professionals with an array of tried-and-true training tools for every occasion and purpose.