Northern Indiana Workforce Board Membership

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Northern Indiana Workforce Board Membership

The Board is Responsible for Indiana's Economic Growth Region 2, including Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall and Saint Joseph Counties

These individuals serve as members and officers of the Northern Indiana Workforce Board. Appointed by local government officials from five counties that comprise Indiana's Economic Growth Region 2.

The board members serve as volunteers to help Northern Indiana stakeholders push for economic growth. 

The core responsibility of board members is to establish and oversee administrative and fiscal policies and procedures so that WorkOne Northern Indiana can operate efficiently and effectively to provide services to residents as well as employers in Region 2.

OVERARCHING IDEAS ON DEVELOPING REGION 2's WORKFORCE

The Northern Indiana Workforce Board (NIWB) oversees all funding for WorkOne Region 2; the bulk of WorkOne's funding comes via public tax revenues under a federal formula administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Among other topics, members regularly discuss overarching ideas and proposals to strengthen the training, educational attainment, work- place readiness, and soft skills of a 312,000-person workforce (in Feb. 2016). The volunteer board is responsible for implementing the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), other federal laws and policies, and numerous Indiana policies.

Mission:

  We exist to get people jobs as quickly as possible at the highest possible wage through EXTREME customer service.

Vision:

  To create a seamless workforce system, engaging employers, job seekers, and all those involved in training and providing services, to develop a strong workforce that meets the needs of the employers currently based in Region 2 and looking ahead to those industries interested in moving into Region 2.

Values:

  1. Data-driven – Demand driven system;
  2. Flexible – Ability to be mobile with services in the region;
  3. Innovative – Continually look for creative, continuous improvement;
  4. Problem-solvers – Find ways to meet employer needs and the needs to job seekers.

 

NIWB Board Members

 David Walters, Chair
 Principal
 Gibson Insurance

 

 Todd Bruce, Vice Chair
 Senior VP & Regional Manager
 Lake City Bank

 

 Anthony Flora, Secretary
 President
 North Central Indiana AFL-CIO Council

 

Robert Dunn, Treasurer
Managing Director ND NANO
University of Notre Dame

 

Perry Watson, Youth Committee Chair
Owner
Lexus of Michawaka


Mike Adams
Human Resource Manager
Rochester Metal Products Corp.

 

Rev. Dannell Brown
Pastor
Agape Baptist Church

 

Dr. Tom Coley
Chancellor
IvyTech Community College/ North Central Region

 

 Thomas Craig
 Chief Financial Officer
 Tutletop

 

 Kim DeQuis
 Regional Manager
 State of Indiana - Voc-Rehab

 

 John DeSalle
 Director
 Hoosier Racing Tire Corp.

 

Steve Egyed
Apprentice Coordinator
IBEW-South Bend Electrical (JATC)

 

 Dennis Hanna
 Human Resources Director
 Rieth-Riley Construction Inc.

 

Chad Hartzell
Executive Director
Talent & Organizational Development
Beacon Health System

 

 Jack Isles
 Retired
 Bull Moose Tube

 

 Mark King
 President/ CEO
 Greencroft Communities

 

 Steve Ott
 VP of Human Resources
 Godfrey Marine

 

 Shawn Peterson
 
 Union Station

 

Jeff Rea
President/ CEO
Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County

 

George Robertson
President
Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation

 

Deb Sherwood
Adult Education Director
Plymouth Community School Corp.

 

 Steve Slagle
 Owner
 Majority Builders

 

 Mart Smith
 Owner
 Smith Sawyer Smith Inc.

 

Greg Vollmer
President/ CEO
Northern Indiana Workforce Board

 

Dennis Wimer
Associate Chief Operating Officer
Indiana Department of Workforce Development

 

 Pete Buttigieg
 Mayor
 City of South Bend


 

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