Helene is frequently invited to speak on the topics of mentoring, women in the workplace and career planning. She has been published in HR Magazine, Diversity Executive, and Talent Management and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal. Extremely active in the community, Helene is the immediate past chair and on the executive board of Junior Achievement of Georgia. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Rotary Club, the Board of Trustees for the Woodruff Arts Center, and she served 10 years on the board of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. She serves on the advisory boards for the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Women’s Leadership Forum and the Private Bank of Buckhead, she is a graduate of the 2008 class of Leadership Atlanta and a member of the International Women’s Forum.
In 2015 Helene was awarded the Gold Leadership Award by the Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors for her service to JA. She was named a “Woman Worth Watching” in 2014’s Profiles in Diversity Journal, a Business to Business Woman of Excellence honoree in 2012, a POW! Purposeful Woman in 2010, and the Guiding Star in 2007 from the Emory’s Executive Women of Goizueta. In 2011 and 2012 Helene served as a subject matter expert and session chair focused on mid-career issues at The Wall Street Journal Executive Task Force on Women in the Economy. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from N.C. State and Purdue Universities.
Over the course of her career, she has successfully built strategic partnerships with many Fortune 1000 corporate clients and financial institutions in the United States and Canada. Trudy joined Pathbuilders with seven years in human capital management with Spherion and Manchester/Right Management. Prior to her human resources consulting experience, Trudy rose through the ranks of American Express where she gained international experience as vice president and general manager of Amex Canada, served as a member of the Executive Committee, and was later promoted to VP & GM of United States and Canada FSI sales.
Active in the Metro Atlanta community, Trudy serves as a member of the advisory committees for The Drake House, Society of Human Resource Management, and the On-Board Network for Women. She holds an Executive MBA from the Southern Methodist University of Texas and a bachelor’s degree from Amber University.
In her current role, Chris designs, develops, and oversees the delivery of high-impact mentoring and leadership development programs. She is responsible for running the mentee-mentor matching process as well as identifying and developing the custom curriculum for clients. She also establishes and improves processes, procedures, and pricing models to ensure organizational efficiency and continuous improvement and profitable growth.
Chris spent nearly six years as director of marketing for a large division of Textron Financial Corporation and was part of the team that managed the liquidation efforts of the organization, managing the processes and technologies for the take back and sale of golf and hotel properties. She earned her six sigma green belt while working with Textron.
Prior to her tenure at Textron, Chris served in a variety of sales, marketing, and management roles for Lanier Worldwide, Inc. She graduated from Mercer University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications.
Ashley drives curriculum design and customization, and works closely with the content delivery team to keep programming fresh and innovative. Ashley has had roles of progressive responsibility at Pathbuilders, beginning as a Project Coordinator in 2004 and taking on additional roles in program management prior to her current role. She is an alumna of the Insignia℠ and Percepta® programs, which gives her a personal interest and understanding of Pathbuilders’ mission. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia, with bachelor’s degrees in Public Relations and Speech Communications.