Traci Marques, CEO/Executive Director, Pikes Peak Workforce Center
Traci Marques

Traci Marques is the Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, the American Job Center serving El Paso and Teller counties. In this capacity, she leads the Workforce Center in its mission to connect vital businesses with work-ready job seekers and employer-driven services. She provides leadership, direction and oversight and is responsible for long-range planning, development, direction, implementation and evaluation of programs supporting regional workforce development. She previously served as Deputy Director and prior to that served as Customer Service and Community Outreach Director, and as the Business Relations Group Team Lead. She serves as co-chair of the Military, Veterans and Spouses Coalition representing more than 25 community organizations with resources focused on helping transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. For these efforts, Ms. Marques has been recognized for excellence by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment for contributions to improvement and modernization of veteran’s services. Ms. Marques completed The Grantsmanship Center’s Basic Grantsmanship and Social Enterprise Courses, the Center for Creative Leadership’s Community Leadership Program, and the Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Program. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications Management from Indiana University, Bloomington, College of Arts and Sciences.

 

Debbie Shackelford, Programs Manager, Pikes Peak Workforce Center
Debbie Shackelford

Debbie Shackelford is the Programs Manager. In this role, Ms. Shackelford is responsible for managing adult and young adult programs with a team of dedicated Career Coaches that provide high quality services for job seekers with career exploration and guidance, continued support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training in in-demand industries and occupations, and culminating with a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education. She previously led the PPWFC young adult  services team and teams in the banking industry and has extensive experience in leadership and business coaching. She is a trained facilitator with certifications from The Center for Work Ethic Development and in the aha! Process: Getting Ahead While Getting Out.  She is a recipient of the Accolades Award: Business Leader of the Year from the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

Tiffany Clark-Trujillo

Tiffany Clark-Trujillo serves as the First Impressions Manager. Prior to joining the Workforce Center in September of 2014 as a Workforce Development Specialist, Tiffany served as the Program Manager, Volunteer Liaison and the Administrative Assistant for the Supervised Exchange Parenting Time (SEPT) program at CASA of the Pikes Peak Region. Tiffany earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human and Social Services Administration from Bellevue University. Tiffany is passionate about helping people to get where they want to go; while also assisting them in becoming more resourceful. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Career Center, Educational Services, Volunteer Services, and Satellite Offices.

 

 

 

Jennifer Pierceall Herman

Jennifer Pierceall Herman is the Industry Relations Manager at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center.  Before coming to the PPWFC, Jennifer held several leadership positions in higher education and community non-profits.  She worked in career counseling, academic advising, and other student services for many years at both Pikes Peak Community College and Pueblo Community College. She was the Director and Dean of the Fremont Campus (in Canon City) for Pueblo Community College for close to 10 years, where she also served on the Workforce Investment Board for the Canon City Workforce Center and the Upper Arkansas Region; and served on the Fremont Economic Development Council.  Next, Jennifer worked in non-profit management as the CEO for the Boys & Girls Club of Fremont County.  She also previously worked in the communication industry as a journalist for the Jamestown Sun (ND) and the Centralia Sentinel (IL). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois; a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Minnesota State University-Moorhead; and has completed PhD coursework in Leadership, Research & Policy at UCCS. Jennifer is also a graduate of the Colorado Community College System Academy of Leaders; the Academic Management Institute; and the Colorado Community Resource Center (CRC) Non-Profit Leadership and Management Institute.

 

Consortium Executive Board
The functions of the Consortium Executive Board include responsibility for administrative matters, management and supervisory control over the Executive Director and his or her staff, nominations to the El Paso/Teller Counties Workforce Development Board (WDB) and to the Consortium, approval of plans and contracts developed in conjunction with the WDB, and audit compliance.

Consortium Executive Board Members:
Chair:  Stan VanderWerf, El Paso County Commissioner
Vice Chair:  Marc Dettenrieder, Teller County Commissioner
Secretary:  Mark Waller, El Paso County Commissioner

Workforce Development Board
Workforce Development Board Mission, Vision and Values:
Our Mission: To proactively lead a business-driven workforce system that prepares our citizens for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
Our Vision: To make sure every local business has access to a skilled workforce and every citizen has access to meaningful employment, resulting in regional economic vitality.
Our Values: Cooperation, transparency, relevancy and providing timely solutions to workforce issues and opportunities.
Members of the Workforce Development Board:

Lynette Crow-Iverson – CHAIRPERSON
President/CEO
Conspire!
Email: lcrow@conspire2hire.com

Renee Zentz – CHAIRPERSON ELECT
Chief Executive Officer
Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs
Email: renee@cshba.com

Lisanne McNew – PAST CHAIRPERSON 
President & COO
McNew & Associates, Inc
Email: lmcnew@mcnewassociates.com

Melissa Burkhardt-Shields – SECRETARY
Director, Adult and Family Education
Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus
Email:  burkhma@d11.org

Charlie Baughman 
Senior Site Leader
Progressive Insurance
Email:  charlie_baughman@progressive.com

Rob Buzogany 
Manager of Programs and Program Development
Colorado Department of Human Services
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Interim Supervisor II
Email:  Robert Buzogany@state.co.us

Dennis Casey
Executive Director
Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
E-mail: d.casey@coloradoptac.org

Ann Cesare
Director of Community Development
UC Health
Email: ann.cesare@uchealth.org

Dirk Draper
President and CEO
Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Organization
Email:  ddraper@springsbusinessalliance.com

Stephannie Finley Fortune
Executive Director of University Advocacy and Partnerships
Email: sfinley3@uccs.edu

Andy Gilliland
Training Coordinator
Colorado Sheet Metal Joint
Apprenticeship and Training Institute
Email: andrewgillilandjatc9@msn.com

Karla Grazier
President/CEO
Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado
Email: kgrazier@discovermygoodwill.org

Jeff Greene
Chief of Staff to Mayor John Suthers
City Colorado Springs
Email: jhgreene@springsgov.com

Mike Ham  
Business Manager
IBEW Local Union 113
Colorado Springs Electrical JATC
Email: mh-113@ibew113.com

Melissa Kellione
General Manager, Human Resources
Colorado Springs Utilities
Email:  mkellione@csu.org 

Julie Krow 
Executive Director
El Paso County Department of Human Services
E-mail: juliekrow@elpasoco.com

Jonathan Liebert
CEO/Executive Director
Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado
Email:  jonathanl@bbbsc.org 

Elise Lowe-Vaughn
Director of Workforce Programs,
Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Email: elise.lowe-vaughn@state.co.us

Aikta Marcoulier
Executive Director
Small Business Development Center
Email:  amarcoul@uccs.edu

Kim Mauthe
Director, Department of Social Services
Teller County
Email: kim.mauthe@state.co.us

Bob McLaughlin
COO
Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence of Colorado
Email: bmclaughlin@mtcarmelcenter.org

Debbie Miller, IOM, ACE
President
Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce
Email: debmiller@gwpcc.biz

Tom Naughton
Regional President – Southern Colorado Region
US Bank
Email: thomas.naughton@usbank.com

Debbie Sagen
Vice President, Workforce Development
Pikes Peak Community College
Email: mailto:debbie.sagen@ppcc.edu

Will Temby
Managing Partner
Apprentice Personnel
Email:  will.temby@apprenticepersonnel.com

Francis Vigil
Training Director
Electricians IBEW Local 113
Colorado Springs Electrical JATC
Email: Francis@csejatc.org

Henry Yankowski
County Administrator
El Paso County

Email:  henryyankowski@elpasoco.com

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

PPWFC Workforce Development Board

Agenda

Friday, October 5, 2018, 7:30-9:00 am

Citizens Service Center, Room 1019/1020

1675 West Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

_____________________________________________________________________________

Chairperson: Lynette Crow-Iverson

_____________________________________________________________________________ 

  • Board Administration – Lynette Crow-Iverson                         7:30-7:35 am
  1. Call to Order, Establishment of Quorum
  2. Public Comment
  • Board Minutes – Vote Requested
    1. August 3rd, 2018

Organization Performance –Traci Marques and Laurie Jervay 7:36-7:45 am

PY17 and PY18 Financial Reports

  1. Performance Outcomes PY17
  • By the Numbers review
  1. Autumn 2018 Job Fairs

Presentations                         7:46-8:20 am

Careers to Construction – Renee Zentz

  1. In Demand Occupations – Jennifer Pierceall Herman – Vote Requested
  • Workforce Action Team Update – Yemi Mobolade

New Business – Lynette Crow-Iverson                                                 8:21-8:25 am

60 Second Roundtable 8:26-8:59 am

Adjourn 9:00 am

Next Workforce Development Board Meeting is currently scheduled for

Friday, December 7, 7:30-9:00 am

Citizens Service Center, Room 1019/1020

 

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

Workforce Development Board Meeting

Woodland Aquatic Center

111 North Baldwin St, Woodland Park, CO 80863

August 3, 2018

MINUTES

Attendees: Melissa Burkhardt-Shields (Secretary), Ann Cesare, Stephannie Finley-Fortune, Julie Krow, Kim Mauthe, Lisanne McNew (Past Chair), Renee Zentz (Chair Elect), Tamara Moore, Debbie Miller, Francis Vigil, Brian Bradley, Dettenrieder, Elise Lowe-Vaughn, Will Temby, Charlie Baughman, Tamara Moore, Daniel Martinez, Rob Hanni, David Geislinger, Chris Garvin, Marc Dettenrieder, Hank Nelson, Ted Borden

Members Absent:  Charlie Baughman, Rob Buzogany, Dennis Casey, Lynette Crow-Iverson, Dirk Draper, Andy Gilliland, Karla Grazier, Jeff Greene, Melissa Kellione, Jonathan Liebert, Aikta Marculier, Bob McLaughlin, Tom Naughton, Debbie Sagan, Sharie Flanagan, Henry Yankowski, Dave Jeffrey

Staff in Attendance: Traci Marques, Kara Nina Fournier, Jennifer Pierceall Herman, Pete Olivas, Laurie Jervay, Becca Tonn, Debbie Shackelford, Tiffany Clark-Trujillo

Renee Zentz called meeting to order at 7:37am.

Action Items:  A motion was made to approve the June 1st meeting minutes by Renee Zentz, seconded by Lisanne McNew.  Motion passed unanimously.

Public Comments: There was no public comment.

Introduction:  Marc Dettenrieder welcomed WDB members and staff to Woodland Park and provided an update on Teller County.

Speakers:  Debbie Miller discussed the workforce challenges in the Woodland Park area including the struggle to fill open positions due to several factors not limited to low wages, transportation and lack of housing.  Also reported the developments in the area and projected growth to 12,000 in the next several years.

Ted Borden and Hank Nelson also discussed the workforce challenges in the Cripple Creek area which echoed Debbie Miller’s, that of needs for housing, transportation, and living wages as well as the impact of the gaming industry and seasonal workers on the area.

Tamara Moore updated the role and responsibilities of the PPWFC One Stop Operator.

Melissa Burkhardt-Shields updated the progress of the Workforce action Team and upcoming meeting at the City Administration Building.

Information Item:

Traci Marques provided updates on the Pikes Peak Workforce Center including State of the Workforce, budget cuts, and job fairs.

Attendees were given an opportunity of 60-second roundtable discussions.

There being no new business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:10am.

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     {Signature on File}          8-3-2018                                               {Signature on File}                 8-3-2018                                                    

Kara Nina Fournier              Date                                                Melissa Burkhardt-Shields           Date

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

Workforce Development Board Meeting

1675 West Garden of the Gods Road, Suites 1019/1020

June 1, 2018

MINUTES

Attendees: Melissa Burkhardt-Shields (Secretary), Ann Cesare, Lynette Crow-Iverson (Chair), Dirk Draper, Stephannie Finley-Fortune, Julie Krow, Jonathan Liebert, Aikta Marcoulier, Kim Mauthe, Lisanne McNew (Past Chair), Tom Naughton, Debbie Sagen, Renee Zentz (Chair Elect), Michael Sullivan, Tamara Moore, Bob McLaughlin, Debbie Miller, Stan VanderWerf, Dave Jeffrey, Mark Waller, Francis Vigil, Brian Bradley, Brian Olson, Andrew Gilliland, Marc Dettenrieder, Elise Lowe-Vaughn, Will Temby, Charlie Baughman, Karla Grazier, Jeff Greene, Marcy Hudson for Melissa Kellione, Sharie Flanagan

Members Absent:  Henry Yankowski, Melissa Kellione, Dennis Casey, Rob Buzogany

Staff in Attendance: Traci Marques, Kara Nina Fournier, Jennifer Pierceall Herman, Pete Olivas, Laurie Jervay, Becca Tonn, Debbie Shackelford, Rob Hanni, Tiffany Clark-Trujillo, Nikita Hildebrandt

Lynette Crow-Iverson called meeting to order at 7:37am.

Public Comments: There was no public comment.

Testimonial:  Traci Marques presented a video showcasing the PPWFC Work Readiness Series

Introduction of Guest Speaker:  Roxane White, Aspen Institute presented an explanation of the Two Gen Approach to family mentoring

 Action Items:

Traci Marques outlined the Pikes Peak Workforce Development Board Recertification request.  A motion was made by Stephannie Finley-Fortune, seconded by Tom Naughton to approve.  Elise Lowe Vaughn abstained.  Motion passed.

Information Item:

 PPWFC Staff provided Operational updates.

  • Jennifer Pierceall Herman, Industry Relations Manager
  • Laurie Jervay, Finance Manager

Attendees were given an opportunity of 60-second roundtable discussions.

There being no new business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:04am.

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Kara Nina Fournier              Date                               Melissa Burkhardt-Shields           Date

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

Workforce Development Board Meeting

IBEW Local 113

414 West Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

April 6, 2018

MINUTES

Attendees: Melissa Burkhardt-Shields (Secretary), Ann Cesare, Lynette Crow-Iverson (Chair), Dirk Draper, Stephannie Finley-Fortune, Melissa Kellione, Julie Krow, Jonathan Liebert, Aikta Marcoulier, Kim Mauthe, Lisanne McNew (Past Chair), Tom Naughton, Debbie Sagen, Renee Zentz (Chair Elect), Michael Sullivan, Steve Klaffky, Tamara Moore, Bob McLaughlin, Debbie Miller, Stan VanderWerf, Dave Jeffrey, Sharie Flanagan, Mark Waller, Rob Hanni, Francis Vigil, Brian Bradley, Brian Olson, Andrew Gilliland, Yemi Mobolade, Dennis Casey, Marc Dettenrieder,

Members Absent:  Charlie Baughman, Henry Yankowski, Rob Buzogany, Karla Grazier, Jeff Greene, Elise Lowe-Vaughn, Will Temby

Staff in Attendance: Traci Marques, Kara Nina Fournier

Lynette Crow-Iverson called meeting to order at 7:38am.

Public Comments: There was no public comment.

Host Comment:  Francis Vigil welcomed the Board to the IBEW.

 Introduction of Guest Speaker:  Jennifer Jirous-Rapp, Ph.D. discussed apprenticeships

Testimonial:  Joe Brown spoke of his apprenticeship with IBEW

Introduction of Guest Speaker:  Katie Lally discussed Military Spouses Career Committee

 Action Items:

February 2, 2018 WDB minutes were approved. Renee Zentz moved, seconded by Stephannie Finley-Fortune.  Motion passed unanimously.

Traci Marques outlined the Pikes Peak Workforce Development Board Recertification request.  A motion was made by Stephannie Finley-Fortune, seconded by Elise Lowe-Vaughn to approve.  Motion passed unanimously.

Information Item:

 Traci Marques presented Central Planning Committee Pikes Peak Workforce Committee Data.

Attendees were given an opportunity of 60-second roundtable discussions.

There being no new business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:59am.

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Kara Nina Fournier              Date                                 Melissa Burkhardt-Shields           Date

WDB Agenda

Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Citizens Service Center, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, Room 1019/1020
1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Chairperson: Lynette Crow-Iverson           Chairperson Elect:  Renee Zentz
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

7:30 AM         Call to Order, Welcome                                                       Lynette Crow-Iverson

7:32 AM         Introduction of Guests                                                        Lynette Crow-Iverson

7:35 AM         Public Comment

7:36 AM         Approval of December 1, 2017 Meeting Minutes           Lynette Crow-Iverson

7:37 AM         Sunshine Act Compliance                                     Steve Klaffky

7:40 AM         Testimonial                                                                           Becca Tonn

7:45 AM         Garner Report Presentation                                               Dirk Draper

8:05 AM         Group Discussion                                                                All

8:20 AM         TalentFOUND Workforce Action Team                           Debbie Sagan

8:25 AM         Colorado Workforce Development Council                    Lisanne McNew

8:30 AM         Financial Update                                                            Laurie Jervay

8:35 AM         PPWFC Operational Update                                          Traci Marques

8:40 AM         60 Second Round Table Discussion                               Board Members

8:55 AM         New Business                                                                 Lynette Crow-Iverson

9:00 AM         Adjourn

Pikes Peak Workforce Center
Workforce Development Board Meeting
Pikes Peak Workforce Center
1675 Garden of the Gods Road
December 1, 2017MINUTESAttendees: Melissa Burkhardt-Shields (Secretary), Rob Buzogany, Ann Cesare, Lynette Crow-Iverson (Chair), Dirk Draper, Stephannie Finley-Fortune, Karla Grazier, Jeff Greene, Melissa Kellione, Julie Krow, Jonathan Liebert, Elise Lowe-Vaughn, Aikta Marcoulier, Kim Mauthe, Lisanne McNew (Past Chair), Tom Naughton, Debbie Sagen, Renee Zentz (Chair Elect), Matt Cornett, Michael Sullivan, Steve Klaffky, Tamara Moore, Bob McLaughlin, Debbie Miller, Will Temby, Henry Yankowski, Stan VanderWerf, Dave Jeffrey, Sharie Flanagan, Mark WallerMembers Absent:  Dennis Casey, Charlie Baughman, Andy Gilliland, Francis Vigil, Brian Bradley;Staff in Attendance: Traci Marques, Kara Nina Fournier, Tiffany Clark-Trujillo, Debbie Shackelford, Tim Amthor, Jennifer Pierceall Herman, Robin Lovewell, Laurie Jervay, Becca TonnLynette Crow-Iverson called meeting to order at 7:42 am.Public Comments: There was no public comment.PPWFC Leadership update provided by Henry YankowskiYear End Presentations: 
Tiffany Clark-Trujillo – First Impressions
Debbie Shackelford – Young Adult and Adult Teams
Tim Amthor – Vet Team
Jennifer Pierceall Herman, Robin Lovewell – Industry Relations
Laurie Jervay – Finance
Traci Marques – Best Practices and Community PartnersAction Items:October 6th WDB minutes were approved. Melissa Burkhardt-Shields moved, seconded by Aitka Marcoulier.  Motion passed unanimously.Debbie Sagan proposed a Workforce Action Committee be created to convene in January to create a charter work plan.  Tom Naughton moved, seconded by Jonathan Liebert.  Motion passed unanimously.Board Member Nomination
Review and approve nominations for PPWFC Board membership.
Ms. Rice reviewed the WIOA requirements for Board seats as well as credential review of nominees Sharie Flanagan and Brian Bradley.A motion was made to approve the WDB nominees presented for full board approval by Jeff Greene, seconded by Stephannie Finley-Fortune.  Motion passed unanimously.Information Item – Traci Marques:PPWFC Update
Ms. Marques presented photos and reviewed the office redesign.Attendees were given an opportunity of 60 roundtable discussions.There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:08 am.Submitted by,                                                                            Reviewed by,

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Kara Nina Fournier                 Date                                          Lynette Crow-Iverson               Date

Pikes Peak Workforce Center
Workforce Development Board Meeting

Garden of the Gods Country Club, 3320 Mesa Road
October 6, 2017
 MINUTES
Attendees: Charlie Baughman, Melissa Burkhardt-Shields (Secretary), Rob Buzogany, Ann Cesare, Lynette Crow-Iverson (Chair), Dirk Draper, Stephannie Finley-Fortune, Andy Gilliland, Karla Grazier, Jeff Greene, Mike Ham, Melissa Kellione, Julie Krow, Jonathan Liebert, Elise Lowe-Vaughn, Aikta Marcoulier, Kim Mauthe, Lisanne McNew (Past Chair), Tom Naughton, Debbie Sagen, Francis Vigil, Renee Zentz (Chair Elect), James Newby, Matt Cornett, Michael Sullivan, Steve Klaffky, Brian Bradley
Members Absent:  Dennis Casey, Mike Ham, Bob McLaughlin, Debbie Miller, Will Temby, Henry Yankowski
Staff in Attendance: Lisa Rice, Traci Marques, Kara Nina Fournier

Guests: Janet Suthers
Lynette Crow-Iverson called meeting to order at 8:10am.
Public Comments: There was no public comment.
August 4th WDB minutes were approved – Jeff Greene moved, seconded by Stephanie Finley-Fortune.  Motion passed unanimously.
Presentation:
Janet Suthers:  A history and future plans for Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA
Action Items:
Credential Opportunity
Ms. Rice reviewed the PPWFC Young Adult Services Team becoming a National Retail Federation “NRF” testing location.
The National Retail Federation Foundation (NRFF), and over 30 leading retailers, have come together to launch RISE Up – a powerful program offering training and credentials that help entry-level job seekers develop meaningful careers. This credential opportunity was presented at the National Association of Workforce Boards. The essence of the program is that workforce boards become an NRFF testing location. There is a nominal one time set-up fee and then an exam fee for each customer going through the course and testing. Both items are eligible to be covered by our young adult program training funds.
A motion was made to approve for full Board approval by Renee Zentz, seconded by Julie Krow.  Motion passed unanimously.
Board Member Nomination
Review and approve nominations for PPWFC Board membership.
Ms. Rice reviewed the WIOA requirements for Board seats as well as credential review of nominees Sharie Flanagan and Brian Bradley.
A motion was made to approve the WDB nominees presented for full board approval by Jeff Greene, seconded by Stephannie Finley-Fortune.  Motion passed unanimously.
Information Items – Lisa Rice:
Financial Report
Ms. Rice reviewed the financial reports that provided the status of PPWFC funding, budgets, and expenditures for the fiscal period beginning on July 1, 2017 and ending on September 30, 2017.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:16am.
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{Signature on File}             10-6-2017                                               {Signature on File}                    10-6-2017
Kara Nina Fournier                 Date                                          Lynette Crow-Iverson               Date