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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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Willie Alexander, W J Alexander Associates P.C.
Karlos Allen, PFM Financial Advisors LLC
Gerald Andrews, Gallagher Victory Insurance
Peter Beard, Greater Houston Partnership
Mustapha Beydoun, Houston Advanced Research Center
Carolyn Bilski, Sealy Chamber of Commerce
Sara Bouse, Alvin Community College
Carl Bowles, Bowles, Womack & Company, P.C.
Mary Helen Cavazos, M.H. Cavazos & Associates
Anthony Gay, Quick Tube Systems, Inc.
Melissa Gonzalez, Lone Star College
Cheryl Guido, Texas Workforce Solutions- Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Mark Guthrie, Winstead PC
Bobbie Allen Henderson, Texas Southern University
Alan Heskamp, Heskamp & Associates LLC
Alex Hunt, Lamar CISD
Guy Robert Jackson, Chambers County Abstract Co. Inc.
Doug Karr, Pro Staff/Atterro
Jeffrey LaBroski, Plumbers Local Union No. 68
Shareen Larmond, West Gulf Maritime Association
Ernest Lewis, Adult Education Center
Michael Love, Houston Independent School District
Jonathan Lowe, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees

Rajen Mahagaokar, Climate Investor
Kendrick McCleskey, PricewaterhouseCoopers-
Edward Melton, Texas Library Association
Stephanie Nellons-Paige, Nellons Paige Group, Inc.
Adrian Ozuna, Prosperity Bank
Mary Grace Perez, HHSC – Access Eligibility Services
Paul J. Puente, Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council
Jamario Reed, Dollar Tree/Family Dollar
Monica Riley, The Community Gatekeepers
Danielle Scheiner, Conroe Economic Development Council
Keri Schmidt, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
Valerie Garcia Segovia, Nuclear Power Institute
Richard Shaw, Harris County Labor Assembly, AFL-CIO Council
Isaac Shi, Golden Section Technology
Gil Staley, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership
Katherine Taylor, Genesys Works - Houston
Lizandra Vazquez, Texas Workforce Commission
Carolyn Watson, William Stamps Farish Fund
Michael Webster, Houston Community College

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