Todd V. McDonald, PHR, President

Todd McDonald has been a community and business leader for over 25 years.  From 1989-1999 McDonald served as Vice-President of Research, Marketing and Sales for American Media, Inc., ultimately becoming Executive Vice President from 1995-1999. After assisting in the sale of American Media in 1999, McDonald founded his own training and development firm, ATW Training Solutions, Inc. ATW provides tailored training solutions to clients on a local, national and international basis. Todd is also owner of New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Des Moines.

Thought of as being results-oriented, some of McDonald's other accomplishments include:

  • Developing and delivering training programs and speeches to audiences throughout the world on topics such as teamwork, customer service, change management, communication, time utilization, and leadership.
  • Assisting organizations in development of strategic initiatives and plans in industries such as banking, finance, manufacturing, insurance, hospitality and education.
  • Creating over 500 off-the-shelf training products including audio, video, print-based and computer-based training programs dealing with subjects such as management, leadership, communications skills, legal issues, customer service and more.
  • Authoring two books: one on communication between managers and their employees, "I Wish You Would Just..." and the other on time management, "How to Find 100 Extra Minutes a Day."
  • Assisting in the development of the training and development profession through volunteering on ATD committees on a local and national basis.  He has been a National Advisor for Chapters for ATD, served on two International Conference planning committees and was named Volunteer of Year on a national level.

Currently McDonald serves on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry and is President of the Iowa Entrepreneurs Association.  He is also on the Advisory Committee of the Ken Blanchard Companies.

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