West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board

The West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Investment Board was established July 1, 2011 and is located in Lafayette, IN. The 19-member Workforce Investment Board coordinates the efforts of Workforce Development in collaboration with Economic Development and Education in Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren, and White counties.

Mission Statement

The Region 4 Workforce Board is an innovative problem solver that promotes and supports skills development and lifelong learning as a means of achieving economic success and improving the quality of life of our citizenry.

 

    Deb Close

    Representing Business, Miami County

    Dukes Memorial Hospital
    President, CEO

    Board Committees:

    • Executive Committee – Vice Chair
    • Finance Committee – Member
    • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Vice Chair

        Alicia Hanawalt

        Representing Business, White County

        Carroll White REMC
        HR Manager

        Board Committees:

        • Executive Committee – Secretary
        • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Secretary

            Andrew Ball

            Representing Business, Tippecanoe County

            Voestalpine Rotec
            Managing Director

            Board Committees:

            • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member

                Arden Cramer

                Representing Business, Cass County

                Logansport Savings Bank
                President & CEO

                Board Committees:

                • Executive Committee – Treasurer
                • Finance Committee – Member
                • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Treasurer

                    Becky Goings

                    Representing Business, Fountain County

                    Goings Kitchen Korner
                    Co-Owner

                    Board Committees:

                    • One-Stop Operator Oversight Committee – Member
                    • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member

                        Dennis Carson

                        Representing Economic Development, Tippecanoe County

                        City of Lafayette
                        Development Director

                        Board Committees:

                        • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member

                            Larry West

                            Representing Business, Miami County

                            Hometown Federal Credit Union
                            Chair, Board of Directors

                            Board Committees:

                            • Executive Committee – Chair
                            • Finance Committee – Member
                            • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Chair

                                Michael Smith

                                Representing Business, Tipton County

                                Steel Parts Mfg. Inc.
                                Director HR

                                Board Committees:

                                • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member

                                    Michelle Simmons

                                    Representing Education, Howard County

                                    Ivy Tech Community College – Kokomo
                                    Campus President

                                    Board Committees:

                                    • One-Stop Operator Oversight Committee – Member
                                    • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Secretary

                                        Myra Rennick

                                        Representing Community-based/Faith-based Organization

                                        Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana
                                        Executive Director

                                        Board Committees:

                                        • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member

                                            Nick Goodwin

                                            Representing Economic Development, Indiana

                                            Indiana Department of Workforce Development
                                            Chief Strategy Officer

                                            Board Committees:

                                            • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member

                                                Randy Vernon

                                                Representing Youth Service Organization

                                                Lyn Treece Boys and Girls Club of Tippecanoe Co.
                                                Board of Directors

                                                Board Committees:

                                                • One Stop Operator Oversight – Member
                                                • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member
                                                • Youth Committee – Chair

                                                    Richard Bradshaw

                                                    Representing Business, Carroll County

                                                    Delphi Body Works
                                                    President

                                                    Board Committees:

                                                    • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member

                                                        Sheri Burnett

                                                        Representing Vocational Rehabilitation

                                                        Kokomo Area, Vocational Rehabilitative Services
                                                        Supervisor

                                                        Board Committees:

                                                        • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member

                                                            Stephen Snyder

                                                            Representing Labor

                                                            Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 157
                                                            Field Representative

                                                            Board Committees:

                                                            • One Stop Operator Oversight – Member
                                                            • West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board – Member