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 Longinos Gonzalez El Paso County Commissioner

Workforce Development Board

  • 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

Renee Zentz – CHAIRPERSON

CEO Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs Email: renee@cshba.com

Ann Cesare – CHAIRPERSON ELECT

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

Lynette Crow-Iverson – IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRPERSON

President/CEO Conspire! Email: lcrow@conspire2hire.com

Lisanne McNew – PAST CHAIRPERSON

President & COO McNew & Associates, Inc Email: lmcnew@mcnewassociates.com

Aikta Marcoulier – SECRETARY

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

Zach Barker

Executive Director/Consultant GROWEDO Email: zach@growedo.com

Jim Boland

Senior Contact Center Manager Progressive Insurance Email: jboland@progressive.com

Brian Bradley

Electricians IBEW Local 113, Business Manager Colorado Springs Electrical JTAC Email: brian@ibew113.com

Melissa Burkhardt-Shields

Director, Adult and Family Education Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus Email:  burkhma@d11.org

Rob Buzogany

Manager of Programs & Program Development, Colorado DHS Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Email:  Robert Buzogany@state.co.us

Dennis Casey

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

Valerie Martin Conley

University of Colorado Colorado Springs Professor, Dean College of Education Email:  vconley@uccs.edu

Dirk Draper

President and CEO, Colo Spgs Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corporation Email:  ddraper@springsbusinessalliance.com

Shari Flanagan

Senior VP Human Resources & Training Ent Credit Union, Colorado Springs Email: SFlanagan@ent.com

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 of Colorado Springs Email: jhgreene@springsgov.com

Jim Harris

Community Bank President & Manager Commercial & Real Estate Lending U.S. Bank Email:

Kenny Hodges

Assistant County Administrator El Paso County Email: KennethHodges@elpasoco.com 

Dave Jeffrey

President JPM Prototype & Manufacturing, Inc. Email: djeffrey@jpmprototype.com

Melissa Kellione

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

Susan King

Association Director, National Electrical Contractors Association, Southern Colorado Chapter Email: sking@sccneca.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 & Strategic Initiatives Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Email: elise.lowe-vaughn@state.co.us

Kim Mauthe

Director, Department of Social Services Teller County Email: Kim.mauthe@gwpcc.biz

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

Liesl Schmidt

Mountain States Division Manager, U.S. Bank Email: liesl.schmidt@usbank.com

Francis Vigil

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

PPWFC WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD MINUTES

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