Pikes Peak Workforce Center Leadership
Traci Marques is the Executive Director/CEO 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.
Tiffany Clark-Trujillo serves as the Customer Service 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. She is also Title II & Title III ADA certified. Tiffany is passionate about helping people 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, Satellite Offices, Facilities, IT and she is the Local EO and ADA Liaison.
For 25 years, Laurie Jervay has served the Pikes Peak Workforce Center as Finance Manager, and prior to that as Budget and Financial Analyst.
As Finance Manager, she manages and oversees a $7-million budget, ensuring federal and state dollars are spent appropriately according to the parameters of 20 grants per year, including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the Wagner-Peyser grant.
In addition, Laurie prepares the annual budget projections; presents the current financial status to the Executive Board of Directors; supervises and trains employees regarding fiscal policies, procedures, compliance, and acceptable accounting principles; and she monitors and maintains adequate levels of cash balances and forecasts cash requirements, according to state guidelines. Laurie has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Regis University.
Becca Tonn is the Communications Manager at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, where she joined the organization in 2017. She has more than 12 years of experience in the communications and public relations industries. She began her writing career with the Fort Carson Mountaineer newspaper, then transitioned to the Colorado Springs Business Journal as the Banking & Finance Reporter for five years. Becca enjoyed being a Communications Consultant and writing, editing, and marketing for a couple of years–before returning to the corporate world in 2013, when she worked for a public relations agency, and then returned to the Business Journal as Associate Editor. From there, she went on to become Director of Public Relations at a busy advertising agency for four years before being hired by PPWFC.
An enthusiastic communicator and editor, she has produced many freelance projects over the years and edited several full-length manuscripts. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Becca has served on the Business Department Advisory Board of Pikes Peak Community College since 2010, and joined the Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment mentorship committee in 2018.