Virginia Workforce Network

Who we Are

 

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:108 N. Jefferson St. Suite 509, Roanoke, VA 24016
or fax: 540-767-6084.

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 Investment Act of 1998. 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
President
LCM Corporation
Wirtz, VA

Hiawatha Nicely (2017) Immediate Past Chair
President & CEO
New Century Consultants, Inc.
Fincastle, 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) 
Manager
Virginia Employment Commission
Roanoke, VA

Ted Edlich (2015)
President
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

Paul Paradzinski (2016)
U.S. Forestry Service, Retired
Catawba, VA

Jim Poythress (2016)
Dean of Business
Virginia Western Community College
Roanoke, VA

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

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

John Weaver (2015)
President
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)
Manager
The Franklin Center
Rocky Mount, VA