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Got a question, idea, or concern? Feel free to contact us at info@atdky.org.

For sponsorship or advertising inquiries, please contact marketingvp@atdky.org.

To get involved as a volunteer, please contact president@atdky.org.

Our chapter leaders come from diverse talent development backgrounds. They volunteer their time and talents to help advance the chapter and fulfill our mission to bring talent development professionals together in the Kentuckiana area. We are grateful for their leadership!



In her third year as a volunteer on the ATD KY Board of Directors, Jasmine is honored to continue leading the chapter as President in 2023.  

Jasmine leans into the ATD capability model, by focusing her leadership on collaboration, encouraging teamwork, and respectful relationships amongst the Board Directors and volunteers. Outside of ATD, she promotes Talent Development best practices as a Sr. Instructional Designer at CKE, where she partners with  cross-functional teams to design, deliver, and evaluate  Training, and Leadership Development Programs. She provides her organization with strategic talent development planning by identifying root causes to ensure that learning solutions make a measurable impact on their businesses. Jasmine's experience includes building innovative learning solutions from the ground up including designing, facilitating, and managing learning programs throughout the entire learning lifecycle. 

In her spare time you will find her traveling with her beautifully blended family of 7.


Katie-Ryan fotiadis

Katie Ryan is a double first name gal (last name is Fotiadis) who is passionate about healthy work cultures that deliver results! Her drive is to make a difference in the lives of others. An experienced Development & Learning Strategist, she pairs her creative & analytic talents to partner with clients to bring the very best design, development, and intentional solutions to all their learning needs.

Katie Ryan utilizes innovative approaches as the vanguard for every project size. With a background in instructional design, eLearning, organizational effectiveness, facilitation, & data analysis, she provides quality results, performance improvement, & industry solutions. Katie Ryan Fotiadis holds her Master’s degree from the University of Louisville’s school of Organizational Leadership & Learning, she earned her Adobe Captivate Specialist certification for eLearning, and is certified in nonprofit management & leadership. Katie Ryan contributes to the learning and development community through her service as Past President at the Association for Talent Development Kentuckiana and contributes to the larger community through her work as a Birth Photographer & Videographer.

In her downtime, you can find Katie Ryan practicing meditation, dancing in the kitchen to a variety of music, laughing at her own thoughts, & delighting in cooking delicious— but nutritious— meals for her family. Connect with Katie Ryan on LinkedIn.

VP of Programs

Nedim Slijepcevic

Nedim Slijecpevic is an assistant professor of Instructional Design at the Institute for Creative and Collaborative Arts and an Interim Director of the Instructional Design Center at Eastern Kentucky University.

Nedim grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina and immigrated to the United States at 24, where he studied Computer Information Systems at Buffalo State University. He started working at EKU in 2006, and during that time, he completed his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kentucky.

Nedim’s past experiences include language interpretation for NATO peacekeeping mission, instructional design, and faculty professional development manager.

His passions are family, nature, teaching, training, learning development, photography, and traveling.

VP of Membership

  • Emily J. Drury

    Emily J. Drury is a professional Listener and Strategist in the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) space. She was drawn to the VP of Membership role with ATDKY as a means to connect, build, celebrate, and unwind with other development professionals in the region. She is always up for a virtual coffee to co-create transformative learning approaches! 


President-Elect - Open Position

Marketing VP - Open Position

Communications VP - Open Position

Community Engagement Liaison - Open Position

If you have a passion for service, interest in growing your leadership skills, and connecting with other like-minded people, email us at info@atdky.org or president@atdky.org  for opportunities to give back to the chapter. Even if you can only volunteer a few hours of your time, we would love to connect with you.


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