Leighanne Lankford Charts New Direction as New TrainingPros President

Leigh Anne Lankford Named New TrainingPros President

ATLANTA, Ga, January 1, 2020 – Effective January 1, 2020, Leighanne Lankford was appointed president of TrainingPros, a nationwide, Atlanta-based temporary staffing agency that provides large organizations with learning and development (L&D) contract specialists for training projects. This announcement comes after Steve Kapaun, former president and founder of TrainingPros, announced his retirement in December 2019.

“I am blessed to hand the reins of TrainingPros to Leighanne, who is fiercely committed to serving current and future clients,” said Kapaun. “Our business was built through strong, personal client relationships. With her entrepreneurial spirit, business skills, and laser focus on client service, Leighanne will take TrainingPros to the next level.”

Lankford Sets Goals

In her new role as president, Lankford has two major goals: growth and contribution. She plans to grow its revenue, client list, and talent pool, help individual relationship managers grow their businesses and assist each person at TrainingPros to grow their personal careers through training and stretch assignments. In terms of contribution, she wants the company to contribute to the communities where it makes business, the learning, and development community as a whole, and the consultants’ careers in the talent pool.

“I’m passionately dedicated to TrainingPros’ clients, consultants, and internal team members,” said Lankford. “As president, I will strive to maintain a culture of service and expertise to clients that is unequaled in the L&D staffing services market while enabling everyone connected to TrainingPros to have the work-life balance they seek.”

Lankford brings 28 years of expertise in the learning and development space to her new role, including instructional design, project management, e-learning, and facilitation in the health care, software development, homeland security, finance, and service industries. She joined TrainingPros in 2003 as a consultant. She became a relationship manager in 2007, where she quickly earned recognition as a top performer before being named regional leader of the agency’s relationship management team. Additionally, before TrainingPros, she founded an e-learning tool company.

Lankford received a bachelor’s degree in business management from West Georgia College (now known as the University of West Georgia) and a master’s degree in human resource development from Georgia State University. She also earned an Information Mapping® Professional™ Certification and a Six Sigma Green Belt certification, and she is an active member of the Association for Talent Development.

About TrainingPros

For more than 20 years, the women-owned TrainingPros has served the training, eLearning, and technical writing communities by providing qualified learning and development (L&D) consultants to clients on a contract basis. In addition to staffing services, TrainingPros provides custom eLearning and instructor-led training development for companies through managed services. The company has relationship managers in locations throughout the United States to serve both clients and consultants. When learning leaders have more projects than people, TrainingPros can provide the right L&D consultants to start their projects with confidence!