State Workforce Development Board

Establishing Statute: 10 V.S.A. § 541a

Department: Labor

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Description: Conduct an ongoing public engagement process throughout the State that brings together employers and potential employees, including students, the unemployed, and incumbent employees seeking further training, to provide feedback and information concerning their workforce education and training needs. Maintain familiarity with the federal Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and other economic development planning processes, and ordinate workforce and education activities in the State.





Gubernatorially Apointed Board Members (And State/Federal Statutory Designations)
First Name Last Name State Designation Federal Designation Term
Paul Biebel Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2019
Jill Olson Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2021
Brian Kerns Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2019
Jen Kimmich Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
Melisa  Hersh Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
Janette Bombardier Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2022
Richard Marron Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2019
Scott Johnstone Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2019
Carol Paquette Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2019
Chris Loso Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2022
VACANT   Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
Dale Miller Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2022
Don George Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
Frank Cioffi Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2021
Judy Geiger Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
Greg Maguire Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
Ellen Kahler Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
Greene Monica Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
Laurie Gunn Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
Grant Spates Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
Lynn Vallee Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2022
Adam Grinold Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
Steve Bryant Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
John Russell III Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
Marguerite Dibble Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
Zach Hatch Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
Brenan Riehl Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
(vacant) Vera Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2019
Kiersten Bourgeois Business Member / § 541a. (c)(19) Business 6/30/2020
Pat Elmer Underemployed / § 541a. (c)(18) Workforce & Barriers to Employment 6/30/2020
Matt Hill § 541a. (c)(2) Member of House 6/30/2020
Tristan Toleno § 541a. (c)(2) Member of House [State Requirement] 6/30/2020
Alison Clarkson § 541a. (c)(3) Member of Senate 6/30/2020
Dick Sears § 541a. (c)(3) Member of Senate [State Requirement] 6/30/2020
Jeff Wimette Labor Representative / § 541a. (c)(10) Labor & Apprenticeship & Workforce 6/30/2020
Dennis Labounty Labor Representative / § 541a. (c)(10) Labor & Workforce 6/30/2020
Suresh Garimella  § 541a. (c)(4) - UVM President  Workforce & Higher Ed [State Requirement] 6/30/2020
Scott Giles President VSAC / § 541a. (c)(5) Workforce & Higher Ed [State Requirement] Ex Officio 
Jeb Spaulding § 541a. (c)(5) - State Colleges Chancellor  Workforce & Higher Ed [State Requirement] Ex Officio
Richard Schneider § 541a. (c)(7) - Independent College Workforce & Higher Ed [State Requirement] 6/30/2020
Gerry Ghazi Workforce Investment Activities / § 541a. (c)(12) Workforce & Training & Apprenticeship 6/30/2020
Joyce Judy Workforce Investment Activities / § 541a. (c)(12) Workforce & Higher Ed 6/30/2022
Steven  Dellinger-Pate Principal of a Vermont High School § 541a. (c)(9) Workforce & Youth 6/30/2020
Tom Longstreth Youth Activities / § 541a. (c)(11) Workforce & Youth & Training 6/30/2020
Eileen Illuzzi Director of Regional Technical Center / Youth Activites § 541a. (c)(8) & (11) Workforce & Training & Youth [State Requirement] 6/30/2020
Dave Wheel [Gov Appointed Additional Member] Workforce & Veterans 6/30/2020
Dan French Sec. of Education / § 541a. (c)(17) & (13) Core program Ex Officio
Diane Dalmasse § 541a. (c)(13) Core program 6/30/2020
Joan Goldstein Commissioner of Economic Development / § 541a. (c)(14) [State Requirement] Ex Officio
Lindsay Kurrle § 541a. (c)(1) & (13) Core program Ex Officio
Martha  Maksym Secretary of Human Services / § 541a. (c)(16) Workforce & Youth & Training Ex Officio 
Mike Schirling Sec. of Commerce & Community Development § 541a. (c)(15) [State Requirement] Ex Officio
Mike  Touchette  [Gov Appointed Additional Member] Workforce & Juvenile Justice Ex Officio
David Allaire Mayor (Rutland) Municipal Leader 6/30/2020
Paul Monette Mayor (Newport) Municipal Leader 6/30/2020
Phil Scott Governor Governor  

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