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State Workforce Development Board

  Bylaws

 


  Board Members

The State Workforce Development Board provides leadership and guidance to Tennessee’s Workforce Development System. The vision of the Workforce Board is to increase the competitive position of Tennessee businesses and attract new businesses through the development of a highly skilled workforce.

Governor Bill Lee

Governor Bill Lee
 Tennessee State Government
Nashville, TN

Tim Berry

Chairman Tim Berry
Dollywood
Pigeon Forge, TN


Commissioners

Jeff McCord

Jeff McCord
Labor and Workforce Development

Penny Schwinn

Penny Schwinn
Education

Clarence H. Carter

Clarence H. Carter
Human Services

Bob Rolfe

Bob Rolfe
Economic and Community Development


Kevin Brooks

Mayor Kevin Brooks
Municipal Government
City of Cleveland, TN

Vonda McDaniel

Vonda McDaniel
AFL-CIO
Nashville, TN

Tony Niknejad

Tony Niknejad
Governor's Designee
Tennessee State Government
Nashville, TN

Michelle Falcon

Michelle Falcon
Aegis Sciences Corporation
Nashville, TN

 E.L. Morton

Mayor E.L. Morton
County Government
Campbell County, TN

Jay Baker

Jay Baker
Assistant Commissioner
Labor and Workforce Development
Nashville, TN

Ron Wade

Ron Wade
HopeWorks
Memphis, TN

Jonathan Cantrell

Jonathan Cantrell
Caldwell Paving
Cleveland, TN

Martha Axford

Martha Axford
ABC Design, LLC
Knoxville, TN

Rhonnie Brewer

Rhonnie Brewer
ProGeny Place
Memphis, TN

Ben Ferguson

Ben Ferguson
Personnel Placements Holdings, Inc.
Jackson, TN

Greg Persinger

Greg Persinger
Yates Services, LLC
Smyrna, TN

Kevin Vaughn

Kevin Vaughn
FirePro, LLC
Hampshire, TN

Paul Bailey

Senator Paul Bailey
Tennessee State Senate
Sparta, TN

 

Bill Godwin

Bill Godwin
BACAR Constructors, Inc.
Nashville, TN

Barry Ray

Barry Ray
Legacy Senior Living
Cleveland, TN

Jason Bates

Jason Bates
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, TN Jackson, TN

Ann Hatcher

Ann Hatcher
Wellpath
Nashville, TN

 Clark Boyd

Representative Clark Boyd
Tennessee State House of Representatives
Lebanon, TN

Stuart Price

Stuart Price
Lee Company
Franklin, TN

Christine Hopkins

Christine Hopkins
Middle Tennessee Rural Reentry
Winchester, TN

Marshall Graves

Marshall Graves
Stone Door Group
Tracy City, TN

 

Rick Isaacson

Rick Isaacson
Servpro
Gallatin, TN

Not Pictured

Mandy Johnson
Assistant Commissioner 
Human Services
Nashville, TN

J. Paul Jackson
Thor Boats
Union City, TN

Kyle Spurgeon
Jackson Chamber
Jackson, TN

Ruste Via
Christian Family Medicine and Pediatrics
Bolivar, TN

Jeff Vance
Bridgestone/Firestone
Morrison, TN


  Committees

The State Workforce Development Board has three committees and an Executive Committee composed of the Chair, Vice Chair, and committee chairs. The Executive Committee shall have supervision of the affairs of the Board between its business meetings, and conduct necessary business to ensure compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (P.L. 113—128) as may be amended from time to time, and applicable State and Federal regulations. The Executive Committee may make recommendations to the Board, and perform such other duties as are specified in the bylaws. The Executive Committee shall be subject to the order of the Board, and none of its acts shall conflict with these bylaws or policies of the Board.

There are three standing committees of the Board, for which the Board Chair appoints a Chair. These individuals are joined by a Vice Chair, Staff Liaison and other members. The committees shall convene at least four times per year in advance of the full Board meetings and as needed upon the advisement of the Board Chair.

Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Advise the Governor on program and policy changes under WIOA
  • Lead the development, maintenance and modification of State, regional and local plans
  • Serve as an advisor to review statewide program alignment
  • Review and make recommendations on program funding allocations
  • Lead review of statewide Workforce System

Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Oversee the continuous improvement of WIOA programs and activities
  • Be the lead monitor of State performance/accountability
  • Be the lead coordinator of policies and provision of WIOA services
  • Review and make recommendations for performance reporting, including Labor Market Information

Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Identify and share Workforce System best practices
  • Develop strategies for technology alignment and integration
  • Be the lead reviewer of service-model strategies in WIOA programs
  • Oversee all WIOA Youth program initiatives

Calendar

2020-2021 State Workforce Board Meetings

Friday, November 13
Friday, March 26, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021
Friday, August 27, 2021  
Friday, November 12, 2021