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

            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

                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