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Serving the 13 county Houston-Galveston region, the Gulf Coast Workforce Board is the local board of directors for Workforce Solutions. The Board is business-led and community focused, with approximately 50 members representing private sector business, education, organized labor, and community-based organizations.

With participation from the region's chief local elected officials, the Workforce Board sets the strategic direction for the regional workforce system and guides the area's workforce agenda focusing on four key results:

  1. Competitive employers
  2. An educated workforce
  3. More and better jobs
  4. Higher incomes

Board Members

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Ray Aguilar, Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land

Willie Alexander, W.J. Alexander Associates P.C.

Karlos Allen, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company

Gerald Andrews, Victory Insurance Agency, Inc.

Betty Baitland, Achieve Fort Bend County

Peter Beard, Greater Houston Partnership

Sara Bouse, Alvin Community College

Carl Bowles, Bowles, Womack & Company, PC

Clarence Fenner,  South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company

Joe Garcia, Mark III Plant Construction LTD

Cheryl Guido, Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

Mark Guthrie, Winstead PC

Bobbie Allen Henderson, Texas Southern University

Alan Heskamp, Heskamp & Associates LLC

Eduardo Honold, Harris County Department of Education

Guy Robert Jackson, Chambers County Abstract Co. Inc.

Sarah Janes, San Jacinto College

Tony Jones, National Federation of the Blind of Texas

David Joost, Houston Community College System

Birgit Kamps, HireUniverse

Doug Karr, Pro Staff/Atterro

Paulette King, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Jeffrey Labroski, Plumbers Local Union No. 68

Ray Laughter, Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce

Scott Marshall, Jacobs

Kendrick McCleskey, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Steve Mechler, Balfour Beatty Construction

Jerry Nevlud, AGC Houston

Linda O'Black, United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast

Dale Pillow, Adult Reading Center, Inc.

Janice Ruley, Houston Airport System

Allene Schmitt, Blinn College - Sealy

Richard Shaw, Harris County AFL-CIO

Connie Smith, Greensmith Marketing, LLC

Gil Staley, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership

Evelyn Timmins, Houston Mayor's Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities

Fred Welch, Greater Conroe Economic Development Council

Shunta Williams, Texas Workforce Commission

Kathryn "Toy" Wood, Greater Houston Builders Association

Sarah Wrobleski, Pasadena Independent School Disctrict

Madeleine York, Women's Business Enterprise Alliance


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