Program Development and Training Manager
Gina Whicker is the program development and training manager for Blue Buffalo’s demonstration team. She is based in Glendale, Arizona. Blue Buffalo, based in Wilton, Connecticut, is the nation’s leading natural pet food company, and provides natural foods and treats for dogs and cats under its BLUE Life Protection Formula, BLUE Wilderness, BLUE Basics, BLUE Freedom and BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet lines.
Since joining BLUE in August 2015, Whicker has focused on creating a learning culture that will promote companywide collaboration and a consistent training message. Her goal is to create empowerment through learning. Prior to coming to BLUE, she was an instructional designer for PetSmart Inc. She worked on a variety of training initiatives that included job skills, leadership and customer engagement training
Whicker has more than 20 years of experience in the educational field. She’s been a school teacher, program coordinator and instructional designer, to name a few. She holds a bachelor’s in education/sociology and a master’s in public programs. Her life’s passion projects are her six pets and her yoga practice.