Joey Leonard, Ed.D, is the Director of Academics, Skilled Trades for Altierus Training Solutions (ATS). ATS is part of ECMC Education, a non-profit provider of innovative, career-focused educational programming and solutions. ATS provides direct-to-employer, technology-enabled training solutions that scale to meet market demand and currently focuses on the skilled trades industry. Joey has worked in higher education for more than 15 years in a variety of roles in the community college, technical education, and workforce development arenas. Joey received the 2011 Donna Lancaster award given by the Tennessee Board of Regents for his work with online education and has spoken at many conferences including the North American Process Technology Alliance conference in 2013 and 2014.