We are proud to announce this year’s 30 Under 30 @ Learning 2014!   This popular program, now in its 5th year, is aimed at developing and spotlighting the next generation of Learning Leadership in our field.

The goal of the 30 Under 30 @ Learning 2014 Program is to provide support, visibility, voice and development for the next generation of Learning Leaders.  During Learning 2014 attendees will have the opportunity to interact with these rising leaders and to hear several 30 Under 30 perspectives.

The 30 Under 30 Participants @ Learning 2014:


 AmyBedgio Weiwei-Cai
Seyi Allen
Ericsson Inc.
Amy Bedgio
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Weiwei Cai
Cleveland Clinic



Bree Couch
Faith Daniels
Ferguson Enterprises
Amy DeWolf



Sarah Dillon
Hilton Worldwide
Liz Fiandaca
Rebekah Gallacher
Harvard Business Publishing



Kim George
Getty Images
Mike Groesser
Fidelity Investments
Darrell Gunaratnam



Zeaid Hasan
Gus Jaramillo
The Ken Blanchard Companies
Allison Jones
Prudential Annuities



Jordan Joyce
Garney Construction
 Sarah King
Jana Minaker
F5 Networks


 Melissa Milloway


James Mordaga
The Medicines Company

Melissa Milloway
JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)

Dennis Nangle
Maryland Dept. of Ed., Div. of Library Development & Svcs.



Larry Nicholson
The Florida Insurance School
Ryan Osborne
Mark Rice
ClearSlide, Inc.



Jessica Rydz
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
  Anne Schellekens
Oren Shai
Medidata Solutions



Amanda Shurilla
Rockwell Automation
AJ Walther
Jane Weiss
Levy Restaurants

Here is what the 30 Under 30 Participants have to say about themselves…

"Engineer/Technical Trainer during the week and soccer player on weekends. I enjoy working as a team to achieve all our GOALLSSSS!!." - Seyi Allen

“I’m all about making connections between people, places and ideas. I enjoy travel, good food and good stories.” - Amy Bedgio

“Elearning Instructional Designer. I received my BS in Distance Education and MED in Education Media. I love to use new/different technologies in interactive courses design.” - Weiwei Cai

“Learning technology enthusiast & wannabe runner. Lover of simple user-experiences & playful design for retaining and engaging learners.” - Bree Couch

“Currently a Corporate Trainer, and formerly a Senior Quotation Developer.  I am interested in generational differences & building teamwork" - Faith Daniels

"Rochester, NY native and Syracuse University grad (go Orange!). Currently living in DC, she runs, volunteers at the Smithsonian, and helps govies do their job better.” -  Amy DeWolf

“Organizational guru focused on optimizing processes and training programs. Passionate about soccer, snowboarding, and 7-Eleven Slurpees!"  - Sarah Dillon

"Building sales learning @TwitterSF. Past life : journalism/writing, ad sales and an MBA program. Love travel, charity, yoga and photography.” - Liz Fiandaca

"Editor, passionate learner, burgeoning foodie, feminist. Lover of Boston, burgers, & travel. Would eat only cheese for the rest of her days." - Rebekah Gallacher

“I’m a list-writing language and grammar enthusiast who loves travelling and playing netball, bringing energy and fresh ideas to all I do." - Kim George

"I’m a coach at heart with a dash of techie nerd. I love writing, learning new things, spending time with my family, and watching cat videos." - Mike Groesser

"Teacher, Trainer, Instructional Designer and everything in-between – I’m a Football-Crazy, Food loving Londoner.” - Darrell Gunaratnam

"Ambitious engineer that wants to make a difference. Problem solver. Passionate about learning. Travel enthusiast." - Zeaid Hasan

“My big keys for success are leading, learning, and laughing. My passion is impacting people's lives in a positive way. Having fun at work and helping people succeed are my goals.” - Gus Jaramillo

“Design sales & technology training - video, eLearning, PPT, LMS. CT-based. Love volleyball, breakfast tacos, rollercoasters and my dog." - Allison Jones

"I am a young, motivated learning professional from Kansas City who embraces a challenge and an active lifestyle.” - Jordan Joyce

“Passion for transforming average into adventure. From ice cream to candy to shoes, my career has taken me across the country and back!” - Sarah King

“Tech & design savvy learning architect who draws inspiration from pop culture & museums. Enjoys food, fitness, photography & graphic design.”  - Melissa Milloway

“Fun, creative and passionate. Value relationships and learning from others. Love teaching, working with my team and making a positive impact. Go Seahawks.” - Jana Minaker

“A bioethicist, biologist currently at a pharmaceutical company. Interested in how the design of an environment tends toward certain outcomes for and between entities.” - James Mordaga

“I love helping libraries demonstrate their value to the community as innovators in self-directed, spontaneous and unconventional learning hubs.” - Dennis Nangle

“I am an innovative learning professional in the insurance industry. I enjoy helping insurance professionals exceed in their career goals and development. #USFBulls” - Larry Nicholson

“Passionate tech leader inspired by building products that solve problems - innovating at the intersection of learning technology and video." - Ryan Osborne

"Focused around sales skills training, career development, product training; Leads new hire on-boarding. Tech startups, basketball, SF-based.” - Mark Rice

“Passionate instructional designer, trainer, and project manager.  Enjoys spending time with family and cheering on the Chicago Cubs!” - Jessica Rydz

“Learning Consultant - focused on effective organization of learning. Passionate about rowing and history of education.” - Anne Schellekens

“Talent enabler specializing in learning strategy and change management. Tech and startup buff. Yoga and fitness junkie.” - Oren Shai

“Graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in Cleveland, Ohio. Interests include cooking/baking, being with friends & family, sports and instructing Pure Barre classes.” - Amanda Shurilla

“Lead graphic designer & instructor of online PowerPoint courses. Lives in the Annapolis, MD area with her cute husband and cute[r] dog.” - AJ Walther

“LA native, Chicago transplant, Northwestern alum, serious foodie. I spend as much time outside as possible. In the winter I make ceramics.” - Jane Weiss