Virginia Workforce Network

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Nominations to the Board of Directors:

To nominate an individual use the official nomination form and submit it to the Western Virignia Workforce Development Board administrative office by mail:313 Luck Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016
or fax: 540-343-4416.

Board of Directors

The Western Virginia Workforce Development Board is a partnership of public and private sector organizations dedicated to achieving regional workforce and economic development goals.

Board of Directors is appointed by the Chief Local Elected Officials Consortium (CLEO) from nominations received from board members, partner organizations or any member of the public residing in Area III. The board is made up of eight business sector members — one for each locality — and seven members from partner organizations. Directors must be residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each director serves for a three-year term and may be appointed for an additional three-year term. Directors receive training sessions related to board service and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Board of director bylaws require membership include at least 51 percent private sector members, who may represent the locality in which their organization is based or where the individual resides.

Joyce Kessinger (2016) Chair
Human Resource Manager
Boxley Materials Company
Roanoke, VA

Joseph Brinley (2016) Vice Chair
Instructor, Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 26
Roanoke, VA

William F. Jones, Jr. (2017) Treasurer
Senior Vice President
HomeTown Bank
Roanoke, VA

Lawrence Musgrove (2015) Secretary
LCM Corporation
Wirtz, VA

Carroll Gentry(2017) Immediate Past Treasurer
Owner, Tanglewood Estates
Roanoke, VA

Naomi Powers (2015)
Human Resource Generalist
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital
Rocky Mount, VA

Kathy Holcomb (2015) 
Virginia Employment Commission
Roanoke, VA

Ted Edlich (2015)
TAP This Valley Works
Roanoke, VA

Teresa Hammond (2017)
Executive Director
Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce
Covington, VA

Donnie Spangler (2016)
Region 5 ABE Program Manager
Salem City Public Schools
Salem, VA

Shawn Hildebrand (2017)
General Manager
Craig/Botetourt Electric Coop
New Castle, VA

Jill Loope (2016)
Director of Economic Development
Roanoke County
Roanoke, VA

Michelle Wells  (2017)
Human Services Manager
Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Service
Roanoke, VA

Leah K. Coffman(2017)
Workforce Development Coordinator
Virginia Western Community College
Roanoke, VA

Crystal Hall (2017)
Resident Services Manager
Roanoke Redevelopment & Housing Authority
Roanoke, VA

King Tower (2015)
Spillman, Thomas & Battle
Roanoke, VA

John Weaver (2015)
Local Labor Union #980
Roanoke, VA

Jane Conlin (2017) Ex-Officio
Director, Departments of Social and Human Services
City of Roanoke
Roanoke, VA

Kathy Hodges (2017) 
The Franklin Center
Rocky Mount, VA

William D. Jones (2017) 
Two Boys, LLC
Salem, VA

Dr. John J. Ranoine (2017) 
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Clifton Forge, VA