DuPont Sustainable SolutionsContributed to by:  Chelsea Kelley, Marketing Manager, Learning &  Development, DuPont Sustainable Solutions

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.,  Jan. 20, 2014 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions, a learning and development  provider, has won two Bronze Brandon Hall 2013 Excellence in Technology Awards.

The DuPont™ Learning Management System (LMS) won the Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence in  Technology Award for “Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for  Compliance Training.” The DuPont™ Authoring Tool won the Bronze Brandon Hall Excellence in  Technology Award for “Best Advance in Content Authoring Technology.”

“The Brandon Hall awards demonstrate our commitment to deliver relevant  learning solutions,” said Samuel Ponzo, DuPont Sustainable Solutions global  practice leader, Learning & Development. “These awards support our investment in  compelling content and versatile learning technologies that can improve employee  skills, increase efficiency and transform performance. We are pleased to  receive these awards.”

“It is our honor to recognize this year’s award winners, who exemplify the  commitment to innovation and excellence that drives growth and over-the-top business  results,” said Mike Cook, Brandon Hall Group chief executive officer.

The DuPont™ LMS has a multi-language interface, flexible reporting and content  customization capability. Training managers can easily assign, administer,  document and track employee training. The DuPont™ Authoring Tool makes it  easier to develop customized, interactive  multimedia courses. The course templates include question banks, randomized  questions and post-tests to ensure course mastery of the subject matter. The  DuPont™ eLearning Suite includes the LMS, Interactive Courseware, Authoring  Tool, and an Assessment Builder.

“With the innovation and unique differentiators demonstrated in this year’s  entries, it is easy to see why these organizations are tremendously  successful,” said Rachel Cooke, Brandon Hall Group chief operating officer.

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Brandon Hall Group conducts research that drives performance and provides  strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and  business results. The company has an extensive repository of thought leadership  and expertise in Learning & Development, Talent Management, Leadership  Development, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources.


DuPont Sustainable  Solutions, one of 12 DuPont business groups, is an integrated, global  services and technology delivery business. Its offerings comprise four practice  areas: Safety Resources, Sustainable Operations, Learning & Development and  Clean Technologies. Together they offer consulting services, products and  technologies that help organizations protect people and the environment, use  assets more efficiently, and improve worker skills and performance. More than  190,000 employee development professionals in 129 countries have used Learning  & Development products and services to help transfer knowledge and sustain  business competitiveness.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing  world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of  innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes  that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we  can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy  food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and  protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont  and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.