VIRGINIA BOARD OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

ABOUT THE BOARD

The Virginia Board of Workforce Development is business-led board that acts as the principal advisor to the Governor and provides strategic leadership to the state regarding the workforce development system and its efforts to create a strong workforce aligned with employer needs.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

A GROWING WORKFORCE

BOARD RESOURCES

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THE BOARD

LEADERSHIP

Nat Marshall
Nat MarshallChair
Lane Hopkins
Lane HopkinsVice-Chair

BOARD MEMBERS

Jane Dittmar, Executive Director, Virginia Board of Workforce Development

Secretary Brian Ball, Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Office of the Governor
Mr.  Hobart “Hobey” Bauhan, President, Virginia Poultry Federation
Mr. Xavier Beale, Vice President of Trades, Newport News Shipbuilding
Mr.  Thomas A.  Bell, Business Manager, Iron Workers Local Union 79
Ms. Julie  Brown, Director of Advanced Learning / President, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research / 2 Witches Winery & Brewing Co.
Ms. Lynne Bushey, Senior Vice President, Business Unit Leader, CGI
Delegate Kathy Byron, Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates
Mr. Ernie Caldwell, President, G. J. Hopkins, Inc.
Ms.  Doris Crouse-Mays, President, Virginia AFL-CIO
Ms.  Jae K Davenport*, Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, Office of the Governor
Senator Bill DeSteph, Senator, Senate of Virginia
Ms.  Virginia Diamond, Special Counsel,
Mr.  John  Dougherty, Vice President, Community Workforce, Goodwill of Central & Coastal Virginia
Mr.  Mark Dreyfus, President, ECPI University
Ms.  Patricia Funegra, Founder and CEO, La Cocina VA
Ms. Julie A. Gifford, Marketing & Public Relations Director, BECO Asset Management
Mr.  Daniel Gomez, Chief Strategy Officer, Capitol Bridge
Mr.  James Gray, Councilman, City of Hampton
Chief Workforce Development Advisor Megan Healy, Chief Workforce Development Advisor, Office of the Governor
Ms.  Lane Hopkins, Chief Talent Officer, Harris Williams
Mr. D. Michael  Hymes, President, HY Performance Management
Mr.  Dan  Lufkin*, President , Paul D Camp Community College
Ms.  Ann  Mallek, White Hall Supervisor, Albemarle County
Mr. Nat  Marshall, Sr. Human Resource Specialist , BWX Technologies
Ms.  Melissa  McDevitt, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, CapitalOne
Ms.  Kim McKay*, Director of Public Policy, The Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Mr.  Jim Monroe, Chief People Officer, Snagajob
Ms. Joan Peterson, Executive Director, Literacy for Life
Secretary Atif Qarni, Secretary of Education, Office of the Governor
Delegate Roxann Robinson, Delegate, District Office
Ms.  Carrie Roth,  President and CEO, Virginia Bio-Technology Research
Senator Frank Ruff, Senator, Senate of Virginia
Ms. Becky Sawyer, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Sentara Healthcare
Ms.  Anne Schlussler, Founding Partner, Clarity Technology Partners
Mr. Raheel Sheikh, President, Manassas Auto and Tire
Mayor John David  Smith, Jr., Mayor, City of Winchester
Mr. Travis Staton, President and CEO, United Way of Southwest Virginia
Ms. Zuzana Steen, Academic and Community Relations Manager, Micron Technology, Inc.
Commissioner Duke Storen, Virginia Department of Social Services, Office of the Governor
Mr.  Brett Vassey, President and CEO, Virginia Manufacturer’s Association
Mr. Jonathan G.  Ward*, Assistant Secretary of Veterans & Defense Affairs, Commonwealth of Virginia
Mr.  Brian Warner, Rolls-Royce Head of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce North America
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