Richard Blackman (MBA University of Maryland), an ATD Md. Power Member, and supports our new member campaigns, ATD Maryland "Unofficial" Facebook Group, has been involved with ATD/ASTD for over 10 years. It was a session by Master Trainer, Bob Pike that got him hooked on the organization. He retired almost 3 years ago from his job at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where for 20+ years, the team which he led, managed the EPA budget. During that time, he trained over 3,000 federal employees in a multi-media program on federal budgeting. He’s also conducted training on Presentation Skills, Interview Skills, Keys to Success, Resume Writing, Career Development and other topics and continues to do that on a volunteer basis. He now conducts training courses on federal budgeting for the Graduate School USA. He also participates with the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith Business School’s Executive Communication team and career development team to help students prepare for their next careers. He is a member of the Smith Business School’s alumni Board.