Ward, Christie

Christie Ward

The Impact Institute

Since 1999, as the principal of The Impact Institute, Christie Ward has facilitated communication topics that make the difference for performance on public and private sector teams. Some of Christie's public sector clients are the U.S. Air Force, Department of the Interior, El Monte and Albuquerque school districts, National Business Center, and several city and county governments. Her corporate clients include DISH Network, IHS, TriZetto, Johnson & Johnson, SUN, TW Telecom, and AT&T. Among her nonprofit clients are Goodwill, the National Scholarship Providers Association, the Boettcher Foundation, and AmeriCorps. Christie is past president of ATD's Rocky Mountain Chapter. She became part of the National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) for ATD in 2008, served three years, and was elected NAC Chair for 2011-2012 by her peers. She served on the National Board of Directors for ATD as well (2011-2012). She has been part of the Program Advisory Committee for the ATD International Conference & Exposition since 2013, and was chair of ATD 2016 in her hometown of Denver. She has also served as a judge for the ATD Excellence in Practice Awards for years. In addition, she is past president of the National Speaker's Association Colorado.