Employee Bios

Ann Ammari - Communication Specialist

Ann Ammari has been with HPJ for five years.  A graduate of the University of Minnesota, she specializes in employee motivation.  Ann is a member of the Denver branch.  Contact her at ammariak@thomsonlearning.com.

David Ashley - Communication Specialist

David Ashley has been with HPJ for two years.  A graduate of St. Cloud State University, he specializes in improving listening.  David is a member of the New York branch.  Contact David at ashleyda@thomsonlearning.com.

Virginia Black - Communication Specialist

Virginia Black came to HPJ five years ago.  A graduate of the University of North Dakota, she specializes in public relations.  Virginia is a member of the Dallas branch.  Contact her at blackvb@thomsonlearning.com.

Jamal Carter - Branch Manager

Jamal Carter joined HPJ nine years ago. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Jamal is a team-building specialist.  He has also pursued an M.B.A. in Management at St. Thomas University in St. Paul.  Jamal is manager of the Dallas branch.  Contact him at carterjm@thomsonlearning.com.

Shawn Casey - Communication Specialist

Shawn Casey has been with HPJ for less than one year.  A graduate of the University of Wyoming, he specializes in employee motivation.  Shawn is a member of the Denver branch.  Contact him at caseysc@thomsonlearning.com.

Donald Cey - Communication Specialist

Donald Cey arrived at HPJ four years ago.  A graduate of the University of Minnesota, he specializes in gender equality.  Don is a member of the Denver branch.  Contact him at ceydb@thomsonlearning.com.

William Cody - Communication Specialist

William Cody has been with HPJ for two years.  A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, he specializes in workplace tolerance.  Will is a member of the Minneapolis branch.  Contact him at codywj@thomsonlearning.com.

Serena DeCosta - Branch Manager

Serena DeCosta started at HPJ six years ago after graduating from Utah State University.  Employee relations is her specialty.  Serena is manager of the New York branch.  Contact her at decostas@thomsonlearning.com.

Marsha Dent - Communication Specialist

Marsha Dent has been with HPJ for three years.  A graduate of Mankato State University, her specialty is nonverbal communication.  Marsha is a member of the New York branch.  Contact her at dentmm@thomsonlearning.com.

Tracy Gibbons - Communication Specialist

Tracy Gibbons has been with HPJ for five years.  A graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, she specializes in etiquette training.  Tracy is a member of the Minneapolis branch.  Contact her at gibbontk@thomsonlearning.com.

Stephon Gray - Communication Specialist

Stephon Gray arrived at HPJ three years ago. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, he specializes in interpersonal communication.  Stephon is a member of the Minneapolis branch.  Contact him at graysw@thomsonlearning.com.

Kay Logan - Communication Specialist

Kay Logan has been with HPJ for five years.  A graduate of Iowa State University, she specializes in foreign relations.  Kay is a member of the San Francisco branch.  Contact her at loganka@thomsonlearning.com.

Miguel Lopez - Branch Manager

Miguel Lopez has been with HPJ for seven years.  A graduate of Carthage College and St. Thomas, he specializes in employee morale.  Miguel is manager of the San Francisco branch.  Contact him at lopezmr@thomsonlearning.com.

Jarrod Morina - Communication Specialist

Jerrod Morina has been with HPJ for three years.  A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, he specializes in communication technologies.  Jarrod is a member of the Dallas branch.  Contact him at morinajt@thomsonlearning.com.

Beau McCain - Communication Specialist

Beau McCain has been with HPJ for less than one year.  A graduate of St. Cloud State, he specializes in employee motivation.  Beau is a member of the San Francisco branch.  Contact him at mccainbc@thomsonlearning.com.

Betty Morneau - Communication Specialist

Betty Morneau has been employed at HPJ for five years.  She specializes in business communication. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Betty is a member of the New York branch.  Contact her at morneaba@thomsonlearning.com.

Natasha Parker - President & CEO

Natasha Parker has been with HPJ from the beginning:  nine years.  After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Natasha did her master's and doctorate work at the University of Minnesota in the area of management.  Contact her at parkerns@thomsonlearning.com.

Jan Polacheck - Communication Specialist

Jan Polacheck has been with HPJ for five years.  A graduate of St. Thomas University in St. Paul, she specializes in problem resolution.  Jan is a member of the Dallas branch.  Contact Jan at polancjl@thomsonlearning.com.

Rae Poquette - Communication Specialist

Rae Poquette joined HPJ five years ago.  She specializes in psychology in the workplace.  A graduate of the University of South Dakota, Rae is a member of the New York branch.  Contact her at poquetrj@thomsonlearning.com.

Steven Powell - Branch Manager

Steven Powell has been with HPJ for seven years.  A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, he specializes in business communication.  He also received an M.B.A. at UW-Eau Claire, while continuing his study of communication.  Steven is manager of the Denver branch.  Contact him at powellsm@thomsonlearning.com.

Jason Redford - Communication Specialist

Jason Redford is a three-year HPJ veteran. A graduate of Mankato State University, he specializes in telecommunication.  "Red" is a member of the Dallas branch.  Contact him at redforjj@thomsonlearning.com.

Carlos Ryan - Communication Specialist

Carlos Ryan has been with HPJ for two years. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his specialty is organization behavior. Carlos is a member of the Minneapolis branch.  Contact him at ryancb@thomsonlearning.com.

Helen St. Claire - Administrative Assistant

Helen St. Claire has been with HPJ for nine years.  A graduate of the University of Minnesota, she specializes in organizational operations.  Contact Helen at stclaiha@thomsonlearning.com.

Erika Thomas - Branch Manager

Erika Thomas came to HPJ five years ago.  A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a marketing degree, Erika continued her education at the University of Minnesota, where she received an M.B.A. in the area of business communication.  She is manager of the Minneapolis branch.  Contact Erika at thomasen@thomsonlearning.com.

Ed Thomasson - Communication Specialist

Ed Thomasson has been with HPJ for three years.  A graduate of Colorado State University, he specializes in international business.  Ed is a member of the San Francisco branch.  Contact Ed at thomasew@thomsonlearning.com.

Ron Van Horn - Communication Specialist

Ron Van Horn arrived on the HPJ scene eight years ago. A graduate of Iowa State University, he specializes in gender equality.  Ron is a member of the Denver branch.  Contact him at vanhorre@thomsonlearning.com.

Syd Wright - Communication Specialist

Syd Wright has been with HPJ for two years. He specializes in nternational relations.  A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Syd is a member of the San Francisco branch.  Contact him at wrightsj@thomsonlearning.com.

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