Tony Bingham is the president and CEO of the Association for Talent Development, formerly ASTD, the world’s largest professional association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. Tony works with a staff of 130, a Board of Directors, and a worldwide network of volunteers to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.
Tony believes in creating a culture of engaged, high-performing teams that deliver extraordinary results. Deeply passionate about change, technology, and the impact of talent development, his focus is on adding value to ATD members and the global community of talent development professionals. He believes that aligning talent development efforts to business strategy, while utilizing the power of social and mobile technology for learning, is a key differentiator in business today.
Fernando is currently the chief people officer of Global Custom Commerce, the Home Depot Company center of excellence for configurable products, where he also serves as a member of the people strategy and innovation team. He is the co-dean of the Institute for Leadership, Innovation, Advancement, and Development (ILIAD). Fernando was part of the work-based learning leadership executive doctoral program organized by the Wharton School and the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is currently writing his dissertation about cultural intelligence. He has almost 30 years of experience in people strategy, cultural intelligence, international business, diversity, and leadership development. He is an engaging leader with a strong bias for action and results who combines his solid business experience as a C-level executive, board member, and talent developer with his rigorous Ivy League education. His working experience conducting cross-border negotiations, human capital strategies, and learning programs to develop better leaders and organizations in more than 70 countries has given him a clear understanding of the power of culture in executing strategy. He is a past president of Junior Chamber International (JCI), a worldwide federation of leaders, entrepreneurs, and active citizens affiliated with the United Nations and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He is an international training fellow of the JCI University, the educational arm of JCI. Fernando was a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Talent Development and is vice president of the United States–Mexico Chamber of Commerce in Houston.
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