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Montgomery County Workforce Exchange
Montgomery County Workforce Exchange
Montgomery County Maryland Department of Economic Development

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Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board

The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board seeks to increase awareness of workforce development issues and to strengthen the County's workforce development system by developing partnerships with business, government and community-based organizations. These partnerships enable diverse county groups to share a vision of progress and to work together in a focused and unified fashion.

The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board helps businesses succeed through workforce services.

Economic development, education, and the system of talent development are aligned both locally and regionally to sustain a vibrant economy in Montgomery County.

Value Proposition
We are consultative in meeting business needs and enhancing the customer experience through innovation, knowledge, quality, professionalism and being forward looking and anticipatory in meeting your needs.

Our primary external customers are business and industry. Our secondary external customers are job seekers (emerging, transitional and incumbent) Our workforce partners and staff are our internal customers.

2013 Meeting Calendar

WIB Operating Guidelines

Policies Adopted by WIB

WIB Member Responsibilities

Materials and Reports

The Workforce Investment Board meets every other month. In addition, the WIB produces reports on various employment sectors and drafts plans for improving access to workforce services.

We welcome you to read the meeting minutes and committee reports below. If you need these in an alternate format, please contact us at


Board Meeting Material

Meeting Minutes


Members of the Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board

O. Abiola Afolayan, Esq, Executive Director
AFT, Maryland

Uma Ahluwalia, Director
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Anne Balcer, General Counsel, Internal Auditor
Congressional Bank

Steve Bjornson, Vice President, Global Business Planning & Operations

Rev. James Boney, Asst. Pastor
Faith Community Baptist Church

Catherine Carroll, Vice President, Public Policy
Discovery Communications, Inc.

Barbara Ebel, Labor Exchange Administrator
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

David N. Gamse, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
Jewish Council for the Aging

Gordon Ellis, Senior Director, Human Resources

Wyatt Genser, Vice President, Falls Grove Manager
Washington First Bank

Bridgette Gray, Managing Director
Per Scholas

Steve Greenfield, Dean of Business, Information Technology and Safety
Montgomery College Workforce Development and Continuing Education

Jill Hoyt, SPHR, CCP, Vice President, Human Resources & Administration
Novavax, Inc.

Stephen Kornblatt
Performance Excellence Partners

Ayana T. Lambert, Vice Chair
Deputy General Counsel
Percontee Incorporated

Erick Lang, Associate Superintendent, Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs
Montgomery County Public Schools

Mary C. Lang, Chief Strategy Officer/Chief of Staff, Office of the Executive Director
Universities at Shady Grove (USG)

Beth Lash, Regional Director
Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services

Susan Leggett-Johnson
Associate Medical Director of Human Resources
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente

Marta Brito Perez, Vice President, Human Resources
Adventist HealthCare

Andrew S. Platou, CPA, Senior Manager
Cordia Partners

Debra Schwartz, Chief Human Resources Officer
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Eugene Spencer, Assistant Director
Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County,

Director, Department of Economic Development

Michael J. Sullivan, Jr., Chair, Manager, Compensation & Benefits
Pepco Holdings

C. Marie Taylor, Director
The Community Foundation for Montgomery County

Dawn Weglein, Secretary, Vice President of Human Resources
Educational Systems Federal Credit Union


Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board

The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board's mission is to ensure that the County's workforce is well-prepared, educated, trained, and adaptable, with the tools and resources to meet the current and future needs of local businesses and successfully compete in a global economy. The business-driven board of 30 members seeks to strengthen the County's workforce system and create job opportunities by encouraging partnerships between business, government, and community-based organizations.

The board also advises the County on the expenditure of over $3 million in federal, state, and county funds-primarily from the Workforce Investment Act to implement MontgomeryWorks, the one-stop workforce development system. The board's policy oversight and guidance for these expenditures foster collaboration among local businesses and the public and private sectors in meeting the County's workforce development needs.

A County Executive Order established the board in 2002 to administer the federal Workforce Investment Act and strengthen public-private involvement in carrying out the Act's programs and services. A copy of that order can be viewed here. The County Executive appoints all board members, including:

  • 16 representatives of a cross-section of local employers
  • Three representatives of community-based organizations
  • Two representatives of labor organizations
  • One member nominated by each of the following County entities: Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery College, a four-year college or university, the County Department of Economic Development, the County Housing Opportunities Commission, the County Department of Health and Human Services, the Maryland Job Service, and the agency administering Title V of the Older Americans Act.

MontgomeryWorks is committed to making its programs, services, and facilities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you cannot fully access the information on this website, or need assistance with an accommodation, please send us an email at and we will assist you. This may include providing the information to you in an alternate format.