Chapter Leaders


Past President

Paul Young

Paul is the Vice President for Business Development for Dering Consulting Group, where his responsibilities include the management of the firm's relationships with clients and developing solutions for organizational challenges where individual performance in clearly in-focus. His project experience includes: 

  • Competency modelling
  • Change management consulting
  • Large-scale, training design/development
  • Designing and facilitating executive 360°assessment processes
  • e-Learning design

Paul graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education – Biology and is a 2011 graduate of the Community Leadership Series through Leadership Harrisburg Area (LHA). He is a certified Change Practitioner through Prosci.

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Scott Bostjancic

Scott is the Director of Education and Development for Mid Penn Bank and Corporate Faculty with Harrisburg University. With over 10 years of experience in the learning and development field with a focus in banking, Scott has designed and delivered classroom training, synchronous online learning, and eLearning. He currently teaches two classes at Harrisburg University for the LTMS Masters program: Instructional Design and Learning Technologies.

Scott is an active member of National ATD. He holds a bachelor's degree in HRIM from Penn State and a Master of Science in Learning Technologies from Harrisburg University.

Contact Scott via Email.

Position Summary:  The Past President assists the President in providing leadership and direction to the Chapter, focusing resources on the issues that fulfill the Chapter mission and annual plan. The Past President ensures ongoing attention is paid to the Chapter's budget and strategic plan, ensuring that relevant goals are established, budgeted, acted upon and reviewed.

Position Qualifications:

  • Strong management and leadership skills
  • Effective communication skills speaking in public
  • Familiar with ASTD policies and procedures
  • Is required to be National ASTD member
  • Willingness to devote 2 years to the Chapter in a leadership capacity
  • Experience with the various components of the Chapter in a recent Board position.

Time Required:

  • Approximately 7-8 hours per month, including Board meetings
  • Requested to attend ATD National Leadership Conference in Virginia (2 days)


Adam White

Entering his third year on the Central PA ATD Board of Directors, Adam White Is continuing to show his passion for our membership and talent development.  During this year, he will prepare learn from the President and Past President before his presidency in 2021.

Adam has been in the talent and organizational development field for almost two decades in various industries. 

Adam is also a member of National ATD. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history education from Shippensburg University and is currently working towards his master’s degree in Training & Development at Penn State University.

Additionally, Adam serves on the ATD Chapter Leaders Conference Planning Advisory Committee (ATD PAC) with other chapter leaders throughout the United States.

Contact Adam via Email.



VP of Marketing

Jeff Fetterman

Jeff Fetterman is the Manager of Learning and Development (L&D) at PSECU as well as an adjunct professor at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. 

Prior to joining PSECU, he was a Director at Booz Allen Hamilton where he was responsible for the functional/technical skills development of over 23,000 employees.  Jeff also was the manager of course development at a division of GE Industrial Systems, where he oversaw the development of classroom and web- based courses designed for GE customers. 

Jeff has a Master of Science (MS) in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Human Capital Strategist (HCS).

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VP of Membership

Gina Sweeney 

Gina Sweeney is the Manager of Training & Development at Hershey Entertainment and Resorts. With over 20 years of training, facilitation, coaching, leadership, and employee development, Gina leads a team which is responsible for onboarding employees as well as developing leadership and professional development initiatives across the organization.

Prior to this role, she held the role of Manager, Learning and Organizational Development at Listrak. Her role included managing organization-wide initiatives ranging from onboarding to executive-level development. Gina also worked at Auntie Anne’s Inc. for nine years, where she led Learning and Development programs that supported 100 corporate employees and 1500 domestic store locations. Her responsibilities included launching a corporate university for all employees, delivering leadership and culture training to all new franchisees, and delivering regional training to store managers across the country.

Gina is an active member of National ATD. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Organizational Behavior/Applied Psychology from Albright College and, in 2019, achieved her Master of Science, Organizational Development and Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University.

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Position Summary:  The Vice President of Membership is an elected position and voting member of the Board. The VP Membership is responsible for the oversight of membership activities, providing guidance and resources to ensure the Chapter's membership goals and obligations are met and related activities. This includes new member orientation, oversight of member records, communication to the Board regarding membership activities or issues and related interaction with chapter members and National ATD.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Attends Chapter Board meetings and chapter events and functions.
  • Conducts and oversees new member recruitment, orientation and retention activities.
  • Reviews and updates member correspondence.
  • Supports the Chapter Administrative Assistant to ensure membership database and reports are updated including new member reports, renewals, and non-renewals.
  • Develops strategies around retention and non-renewal.
  • Promotes the chapter website, activities, events and related opportunities to members.

Position Qualifications:

  • Management/leadership skills including interpersonal and communication skills
  • Membership in the National ATD
  • Commitment of one year to the chapter in this capacity

Time Required:

  • Approximately 6-7 hours per month, including planning, meetings, member contact
  • Attendance at the ATD National Leadership Conference in Virginia (2 days) strongly preferred
  • Other time commitments may be required based upon chapter needs


VP of Programs

Phyllis Metzler

Phyllis Metzler will soon celebrate 14 years with the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) where she started as a telephone representative in State College and quickly transitioned into a role where she was responsible for training new employees in the department. This included conducting one-on-one coaching, authoring eLearning courses, and facilitating classroom programs.

Recently, Phyllis moved to the Harrisburg area and joined the PSECU Learning & Development team where her responsibilities cover nearly all aspects of L&D functions.  This includes research, planning, organizing, developing, and facilitating learning programs for the Credit Union including the design and facilitation of New Employee Orientation.

Phyllis has been part of the Central Pennsylvania ATD Chapter’s Programs task force since 2018 and is eager to expand her role to continue to provide quality programs for the Central Pennsylvania ATD Chapter members.

Contact Phyllis via Email.

Position Summary:  The Vice President of Programs, an elected position and voting member of the Board, is responsible for providing guidance and resources to ensure that the Chapter's program goals and obligations are fulfilled. This primarily involves assembling a Program Committee for the purpose of developing and scheduling of programs that will meet the developmental needs of the membership.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develops and leads a Program Committee that selects speakers for Chapter programs and handles the setup and delivery of the programs to the membership.
  • Coordinates the selection of speakers, informs the speakers of timing details, informs the membership of the program, and handles registration at the door to collect funds and track attendance.
  • Attends Board meetings and as many Chapter activities as possible.
  • Determines program location and agenda and distributes evaluation.
  • Works with the President and President-Elect to arrange yearly budget in regard to Programs.
  • Determine appropriate recognition for program speaker(s).

Position Qualifications:

  • National ATD membership
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good management and leadership skills
  • Needs to be willing to devote 4 years to the Chapter in a leadership capacity

Time Required:

  • Approximately 6-7 hours per month, including Board meetings
  • Requested to attend ATD National Leaders Conference in Virginia (2 days)

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