Chief elected officials (LEO’s) in local areas – typically mayors and/or county commissioners – are responsible for establishing the Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs) and ensuring they meet the mandated requirements of WIOA. (The majority of the members of the local board must be representatives of business.)  In partnership with the LEO’s, the LWDB oversees the implementation and sets policy for the portion of the statewide workforce development system within their local area.

Workforce Development Board Documents

Board Members

Diane Heldreth
WV Division of Rehabilitation Services
District 2 Manager
Rehabilitation Services

Mike Bombard
MHI RJ Aviation
UCL HR Manager
Business

Penny Brown
Broaddus Hospital
Director of HR
Business

Mike Callen
Vandalia Enterprise, Inc.
General Counsel
Business

Ben Guillow
SI Group
Senior HR Manager
Business

Gregory Hefner
FirstEnergy Corporation
Mgr Regional/External Affairs
Business

Leroy Hunter
International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
Director
Labor Organization/Apprenticeship

Graham Godwin
Randolph County Housing Authority
Executive Director
Community Based Organization

Jason Fridley
Plumbers & Pipefitters 152
Training Coordinator
Labor Organization

Michael Manypenny
Oak Grove Greenhouses
Owner
Small Business

Annetta Johnson – Secretary
Northern WV Center for Independent Living
Acting Executive Director
Community Based Organization

Anne Mezzanotte
Mountain State Educational Svcs Cooperative
Adult Education Regional Coordinator
Adult Education/Family Literacy

Robert H. Mollohan
West Virginia Service Co. LLC
Owner/Operator
Small Business

Dr. Michael Waide
Pierpont Community & Technical College
Provost/VP of Academic Affairs
Higher Education

Jennifer Bostian
Upshur County Development Authority
Executive Director
Economic Development

Rick Rock
Benedum Airport Authority
Director
Business

Jason Roberts
WorkForce West Virginia
Employment Programs Specialist, Senior
WorkForce Programs Policy & Procedure Wagner Peyser

Nancy Vandergrift – Chair
MVA Health Centers
President/CEO
Business

Katherine Wagner – Vice Chair
Harrison Co.
Chamber of Commerce President
Business

Stephanie Westfall
Quality Water Services
Office Manager
Business

Janie Lou White
Preston Co. Senior Citizens, Inc.
Executive Director
Community Based Organization

Local Elected Officials

Commissioner Ernie VanGilder, Marion County
Commissioner Susie Cvechko, Barbour County
Commissioner Melvin Gum, Braxton County
Commissioner Clinton Means, Doddridge County
Commissioner John Bennett, Gilmer County
Commissioner Susan Thomas, Harrison County
Commissioner Rod Wyman, Lewis County
Commissioner Jeffrey Arnett, Monongalia County
Commissioner Don Smith, Preston County
Commissioner David Kesling, Randolph County
Commissioner Tony Veltri, Taylor County
Commissioner Michael Rosenau, Tucker County
Commissioner Terry Cutright Upshur, County

Mayor James Marino, City of Clarksburg
Mayor Jenny Selin, City of Morgantown
Mayor Tom Mainella, City of Fairmont

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