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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
Sara Bouse, Alvin Community College
Mary Helen Cavazos, M.H. Cavazos & Associates
Renea Dillon, Goose Creek CISD
Cheryl Guido, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services
Mark Guthrie, Winstead PC
Cari Hawthorne, HR Defined, LLC
Bobbie Allen Henderson, Texas Southern University
Alan Heskamp, Heskamp & Associates LLC
Guy Robert Jackson, Chambers County Abstract Co. Inc.
Sarah Janes, San Jacinto College
Doug Karr, Pro Staff/Atterro
Paulette King, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Jeffrey LaBroski, Plumbers Local Union No. 68
Ernest Lewis, Adult Reading Center
Rajen Mahagaokar, Riverstone Holdings LLC

Scott Marshall, Worley
Kendrick McCleskey, PricewaterhouseCoopers-
Dexter McCoy, Fort Bend Independent School District
Steve Mechler, TI Constructors
Edward Melton, Texas Library Association
Stephanie Nellons-Paige, Texas Central Rail Holdings
Jerry Nevlud, AGC Houston
Adrian Ozuna, Prosperity Bank
Paul J. Puente, Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council
Janice Ruley, Houston Airport Systems
Danielle Scheiner, Conroe Economic Development Council
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
Michael Stewart, United Way of Greater Houston
Evelyn Timmins, Houston Mayor’s Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities
Michael Webster, Houston Community College



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