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Executive board members serve on at least an annual term basis depending on their role and hold active ATD National as well as local Chapter membership status. Learn more about roles by visiting our Volunheroes page.

Alexander Salas, CPLP, CTT+ | President

Alex is a freelance Learning Experience Designer (LXD) and owner of StyleLearn, LLC providing customized services in training, eLearning and digital multimedia design. He holds a Master's of Education in Training and Development from Trident University, a Master's of Organizational Leadership from Duquesne University, Alex is an ATD Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer and Certified SCRUM Master. His passions involve enabling facilitators, teachers and other professionals with digital authoring skills and maximizing educational outcomes with learning technology solutions. Alex is also a very active speaker and published author at ATD, Training Magazine and eLearning Guild conferences.

Kathy Akbari, SCA, PHR, SHRM-CP | VP of Membership

Kathy is a Senior Consultant with more than a decade of learning and development experience.  Kathy holds a Master of Information Systems from University of Phoenix  She has a breadth of experience having worked in multiple environments including healthcare, education, & technology. Kathy has served on the board in several positions, including chapter President in 2016.

Rosa Espinal Past President

Rosa is a Talent Development professional with 25+ years of experience in industries such as banking, telecommunications, retail and hospitality.  She currently is the Learning & Development Manager at CareerSource Central Florida.  Rosa has been an active member of the Chapter since 2012, and has served in various volunteer roles - Director of Site Selection (2012-2014), VP of Professional Development (2015-2016), and President (2018). As Past President, Rosa will continue to leverage her strengths in project management, leadership, and communication to support the 2020 Board of Directors and ATDCFL members. 

Kristina Grant, CPLP | VP of Finance

Kristina is a Leadership Development and Learning Consultant at Express Scripts with extensive experience designing, facilitating, and managing learning programs. Her experience spans the hospitality, retail, and healthcare industries. Currently acting VP of Finance, Kristina joined the ATD Central Florida Chapter in 2008. Since joining, she has served in multiple board roles including two-time Co-Director of ATD ICE Volunteers, VP of Member Services, and 2017 President. Kristina leverages her strengths in leadership, communication, and strategic planning to support ATD CFL members.

Lisa Anne Zoldi | VP of Communications

Lisa Anne hails from New Jersey and has recently moved to Orlando. She has an amazing background as former educator and videographer. She's the creator of the "In the Know" monthly Chapter blog and supports ATDCFL brochure designs and social media campaigns. Lisa Anne recently completed her ATD Certificate in Instructional Design and it's excited to crossover from education to the workplace learning world.

Zizo Aku


Zizo Aku has extensive experience in leadership, training, and course development. His most recent work experience was with Kaplan Higher Education Corporation as a Leadership/Employee Development Training Manager. Also, he holds a doctorate in Management from Walden University and served for 15 years with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) as a military air traffic control officer and instructor. He currently serves on the ATDCFL chapter board as the President-Elect and holds the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) certification. Zizo is driven by a desire to see organizational leaders and employees advance both personally and professionally.

Vacant |VP of Programs

As VP of Programs, you are in charge of ensuring our members have the best year-round learning and networking experiences. This position is ideal for leaders that create strategic impact for the Chapter building local partnerships with venue and speaker networks.

Vacant | VP of Business Development

As VP of Business Development, you generate revenue streams for the Chapter. Although we are a non-profit organization, we partner with many businesses to fund our operations and amazing events we host. This position is critical for Chapter success and requires someone with the skills to engage strangers in conversation and show the value proposition of our Chapter efforts.


Erin Murphy, MBA, Senior Manager, Chapter Services, emurphy@td.org

Kylie Malloy, Chapter Relations Manager, Eastern Area, kmalloy@td.org

Bonnie Moore, ATD National Advisor for Chapters, Sunshine Area, bmoorenac@gmail.com

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