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3rd Quarter 2019

ATD Member Newsletter


Member Spotlight

For this newsletter, we are highlighting two our new Board members, Christine and Brian Kostic! 

Originally from western Pennsylvania, Christine is a graduate of the University of
Pittsburgh. In 1993, she started her retail career at Walmart as an assistant manager,
and worked her way up through various positions, such as regional trainer and store manager. In 2005, she accepted a position as the Director of Training & Development for the Sam’s Club US Division where she managed a field training operation for over 600 Clubs and 110,000 associates.

In 2010, she found her way home to Pittsburgh and a regional supermarket chain called Giant Eagle. For the next eight years, she worked as a store manager in nine different grocery stores all over Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. In October 2015, she met the love of her life, Brian. In October 2018, they moved to Mooresville where she now works as a Sr. Program Leader for Leadership and High Potential Development at the Lowe’s corporate office.

Christine and Brian got married on May 10, 2019, and are both happy and excited to join Charlotte ATD where they both serve on the board.

Brian has spent the past 20 years as an entrepreneur, trainer, project manager, and retail store manager, and now works in real estate. Throughout his career, he helped develop and train all levels of management and employees in job preparation, food safety, customer service, and Responsible Alcohol Management Program (RAMP) certification. As a project manager, he managed safe kitchen equipment installations for large companies such as McDonalds, Wendy’s, Giant Eagle, and Kroger’s. He currently is a Full Real Estate Broker for Allen Tate and has been a real estate investor for almost two decades. Brian has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University. He has just moved to Mooresville from Pittsburgh in December of 2018 with his wife, Christine, who is Co-VP of Programs, and our 4 cats. You can always find Brian working on his home, since he is a big DIYer and enjoys cooking, gardening, and murder mystery theatre.


Election Winners for 2020 Board

Here are the election winners for next year’s Board:

Aeren Richardson – VP of Marketing Brian Kostic – VP of Operations Adrienne Thomas – Co-VP of Programs Christine Kostic - Co-VP of Programs

New Website

We have a new look that we don't want you to miss!

http://www.atdcharlotte.org The new, modern look includes a website video tour (click the link at the top of the page) as well as the existing jobs forum, continuing education, and more. Also at the top of the page is a link to our new Blog! So, if you have some blog content you'd like to post to our website, email our VP of Technology (Technology@atdcharlotte.org). Erika would love you hear from you!

Scorecard Highlight

Did you know...ATD Charlotte offers Free Guest Passes, Monthly Prize Drawings & a New Member Referral Program?

Members are given five guest passes to give to friends and colleagues throughout the year. Members that bring guest will be entered into monthly drawings to win exciting prizes! Note: Each guest may only use up to two free passes. ATD Charlotte members referring a friend or colleague who joins the Charlotte Chapter and includes the members' name on their application will receive a 3-month extension to their membership renewal date! So far in 2019, our members have given away 90 free guest passes, 7 members have been awarded monthly gift cards & 16 guests have joined the chapter! Keep up the great work!!!


Date:  Thursday, May 14, 2020

Location:  Moving to Charlotte @ Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park

Securing Sponsors & Speakers now – for more information email dol@atdcharlotte.org

Early Bird Registration opens October 2019


Did you know you can support the Charlotte Chapter through the ATD National CHIPs Revenue Program?  Any time you do one of the following below, just enter the Charlotte ATD CHIPs code CH4067:

  • Joining or renewing
  • Attending a conference
  • Attending training or certifications
  • Purchasing a book or learning system
  • Posting a job


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