A Perspective from Kyle Keldsen
VP of Marketing & Communications
Q: What has your experience been like with the Board?
The experience has been terrific. ATD is such a high-value organization and the members are passionate about their workplace and personal development. Being on the board gives you a sense that you’re investing in the development of those who are working so hard to develop others. Super rewarding!
Q: What’s the time commitment like?
The VP role itself consists of managing the Chapter’s monthly email campaigns, social media presence, and other strategic initiatives. In addition to the day-to-day, Board members are asked to be present at monthly Learning Events and Board Meetings. The time commitment for the VP of Marketing & Communications role can vary based on the support from other volunteers. I’ve been able to work with a volunteer that manages all of our social media, so that’s helped distribute the workload. We also have a VP of Volunteers that can recruit other volunteers to help as needed. So, the time commitment isn’t crazy, but it does require a strong commitment.
Q: What have you personally gained from working with the Board?
I’ve benefited personally and professionally. On a personal level, I’ve made some great connections, gained a greater understanding of the broader talent development world, and made a meaningful impact on the lives of others in our Greater Boston community. On the work side of things, marketing & communications is a big part my role with C12 Group and Duarte. It’s been fun leveraging my own interests and skills to give back, especially some of the valuable insights that others have impressed upon me along my journey.