As the Executive Director I am responsible for the management and administrative work of the local board to ensure the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act regulations, policies, procedures, performance indicators, and budgets are in compliance with federal, state and local mandates. I've also worked in workforce development for 28 years in eastern Arkansas and have served on numerous local and state boards, committees and initiatives.
What is your vision for the workforce development profession?
The future is shaped by us.
Do you have a particular interest area or passion in workforce development?
Working with workforce professionals in the efforts to develop leadership skills. Also, developing a portfolio of services that match the business and industry landscape and is sector driven.
Why do you want to serve on the Board?
I want to be involved in the development and progression of the NAWDPs goals and to provide a level of expertise that addresses a broad range of challenges and services that directly impact the workforce development professional.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the profession today and how can NAWDP address that challenge?
Shifts in the workforce development arena have changed immensely and are requiring much more knowledgeable and dedicated professionals in the field. Professionals need experience, training and the tools to successfully serve and meet the needs of their customers -- NAWDP is the catalyst.