Meet the Board
In today's virtual world, it can be hard to get to know people. If the internet is particularly temperamental, we may not even be able to see their teeny tiny zoom box face. This blog series is your invitation to get to know your board members beyond their LinkedIn page! Tune in each month to meet a different board member and learn how to connect with them.
We’ll also be sharing short video profiles on our new YouTube page!
Allow me to introduce myself
To kick this off, I thought I’d introduce myself. I am Andrea Maguire and I’m the new VP of communications. I joined ATD Maine last spring after moving to Maine and started working with Dawn (you’ll meet her soon) on communications projects.
ATD Maine Communications
I launched our Facebook page and Instagram account last summer. Managing social media accounts is a new endeavor for me and I’m learning as I go!
Blogs, newsletters, and more!
As the VP of communications, I am working to keep you informed of all the exciting things happening in our chapter as well as ATD on a broad scale. Did you know we publish a weekly blog? Each week you can look forward to meeting a board member, reading a recap of a recent monthly program, diving into the capability model, or finding an article highlighting an interesting talent development topic.
The communications team also publishes the newsletter and keeps the social pages updated. We’re always looking for people interested in volunteering. (It’s a great way to test the waters if you think you might want to get more involved with our chapter!)
When I’m not volunteering with ATD…
Where will you find me these days?
Professionally, I am a learning and development specialist with Goodwill Northern New England. I get to work with an amazingly kind and creative group of humans every day. In my role at Goodwill, I am often supporting different business units in creating learning materials which is fun because I’m always meeting new people and learning new things about different roles at the organization.
An unconventional path
I have held many seemingly divergent professional titles but always found myself gravitating toward coaching, mentoring, teaching, and training assignments. (I started my career as a professional ballet dancer! I was also a police officer.) I love the talent development field because I get to support people and help them succeed in their profession.
Also, I have snacks.
When I’m not working, I spend most of my time chasing my small children and experiencing them learn about the world. (If you need some pebbles, sidewalk chalk, or a spare pinecone, I’m your girl. My pockets are full. Also, I have snacks.)
I enjoy meeting and getting to know people, so please reach out and introduce yourself! If you want to learn more about the communications committee or get involved, email me at communications@tdmaine. If you want to get coffee and chat about work or life, I’m a perpetually sleep-deprived parent, so I rarely say no to an opportunity for caffeine and adult conversation.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more content coming your way next week!