Council for Labor and Economic Growth

The Council for Labor and Economic Growth (CLEG) was created by Executive Order No. 2004 - 36 to remain consistent with the provisions of the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and regulations issued pursuant to the act. Members of the board serve in an advisory capacity to the Governor and the director of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth, and are charged with the development and continuous improvement of a Statewide Workforce Investment System.

The organization and structure of the board, pursuant to WIA, is designed to bring together leaders from business, education, and labor; human service providers; and state and local officials to ensure coordination of Workforce Investment-related services.

Statute

Executive Order 2004-36

Contact Information

Victor Office Center

201 N. Washington Square, Suite 150

Lansing, MI  48913

Phone:  517-241-8408

Fax: 517-335-7773

E-mail: cleg@michigan.gov

CLEG Homepage

Members

Mitch L. Tomlinson , East Lansing

Chief Executive Officer of Peckham, Inc.

Business 

Term expires 4/30/11

 

Wilma D. Abney, Southfield

Business

Term expires 4/30/11

 

Roy Sexton, Saline

Corporate Director of Strategic Communications at Oakwood Healthcare

Business 

Term expires 4/30/11

 

Daniel J. Phelan, Jackson

President & CEO of Jackson Community College

Workforce Investment Activities - Community College

Term expires 4/30/11

 

Shelly Z. Norman-Hill, Detroit

Deputy Director of Youth Sports and Recreation

Workforce Investment Activities

Term expires 4/30/11

 

David Adams, Brighton

President & CEO of Michigan Credit Union League

Business 

Term expires 4/30/11

 

J. Michael Zelley, Grand Blanc

Executive Director of The Disability Network

Business 

Term expires 4/30/11

 

Paul W. Arsenault , Ishpeming

President of Concepts Consulting

Business 

Term expires 4/30/12

 

Ryan C. Swartz, Haslett

Clinical Educational Specialist at Boston Scientific

Business 

Term expires 4/30/11

 

David L. Eisler , Big Rapids

President of Ferris State University

Workforce Investment Activities - Higher Ed

Term expires 4/30/11

 

Doyle A. Hayes, Kentwood

President of dhayesGroup

Business 

Term expires 4/30/11

 

Sharon Parks, Holt

Workforce Investment Activities 

Term expires 4/30/11

 

Paul Bergan, Eau Claire

Regional Director of Career/Technical Education

Berrien County Intermediate School District

Workforce Investment Activities - K-12

Term expires 4/30/11

 

Thomas E. Kimble, Clarkston

Executive Council Member of AARP of Michigan

Business 

Term expires 4/30/11

 

Karen Kosniewski, Royal Oak

President & CEO of Junior Achievement of SE Michigan

Business 

Term expires 4/30/11

 

Jumanah Judeh, Dearborn Heights

President & CEO of Judeh & Associates

Business 

Term expires 4/30/11

 

Eleanor M. Josaitis, Detroit

Co-Founder Emeritus

Focus: HOPE

Workforce Investment Activities 

Term expires 4/30/12

 

Lynn R. Zuellig, RN, BSN, Frankenmuth

Chief Operating Officer Home Based Services

Lutheran Homes of Michigan, Inc.

Business 

Term expires 4/30/12

 

Sue E. Koseck, Chelsea

Consultant at Consumers Energy

Business 

Term expires 4/30/12

 

Thomas L. Hickner, Bay City

County Executive of Bay County

Chief Elected Official 

Term expires 4/30/12

 

Derick W. Adams, West Bloomfield

Vice President, Human Resources

Health Alliance Plan, Henry Ford Health System

Business 

Term expires 4/30/12

 

Eric R. Gilbertson, Bay City

President of Saginaw Valley State University

Workforce Investment Activities - Higher Ed 

Term expires 4/30/12

 

Francis P. Lopez, Howell

Chairman & CEO of Aztec Manufacturing

Business 

Term expires 4/30/12

 

Mark Gaffney, Dearborn

President of Michigan State AFL-CIO

Labor Organization

Term expires 4/30/12

 

William Peterson, Southpointe

Administrative Assistant to the VP

UAW International

Additional Members 

Term expires 4/30/12

 

Michael Evangelista, Farmington Hills

Owner, Secretary/Treasurer of Tony Angelo Cement Construction Company

Business

Term expires 4/30/12

 

Lloyd G. Bingman, Ph.D., Okemos

President & CEO of Brighter Day Consulting, LLC

Additional Members 

Term expires 4/30/12

 

Michael T. Schmidt, Huntington Woods

Contributions Director, Education, Ford Motor Company Fund

Business 

Term expires 4/30/12

 

James D. Roberts, St. Joseph

President of Jim Roberts Enterprises

Business 

Term expires 4/30/12

 

Carlos A. Sanchez, Grand Rapids

Executive Director of Grand Rapids Housing Commission

Additional Members - One-Stop Partner - HUD

Term expires 4/30/12

 

VACANT

Mayor of City of Allen Park

Chief Elected Official 

Term expires 4/30/12

 

John D. Van Wyck, Muskegon

State Director of Frontier Communications

Business 

Term expires 4/30/12

 

Rep. Sharon Tyler* (R-Niles)

House of Representatives

Term expires 12/31/12

 

Rep. Jim Ananich* (D-Flint)

House of Representatives

Term expires 12/31/12

 

Bill Wagner, Jr., Manchester

Founder & Principal Consultant of SRT Solutions

Business 

Term expires 4/30/13

 

Douglas Jester, East Lansing

President of IT Services Corporation

Business 

Term expires 4/30/13

 

Robert A. Straits, South Haven

Director of Kalamazoo-St. Joseph Michigan Works!

Workforce Investment Activities

Term expires 4/30/13

 

John E. Mogk , Grosse Pointe Park

Professor of Law, Wayne State University

Business 

Term expires 4/30/13

 

Kester K. So, Okemos

Attorney at Dickinson-Wright, PLLC

Business 

Term expires 4/30/13

 

David Hollister,

Vice President for Strategic Initiatives of Prima Civitas Foundation

Youth Activities 

Term expires 4/30/13

 

Chuck Browning

Administrative Asst. to the President, UAW International

Labor Organization

Term expires 4/30/13

 

Jeff Schade, Midland

President & CEO of The Peplinski Group, Inc.

Business

Term expires 4/30/13

 

Robert J. Jacquart , Ironwood

Owner of Jacquart Fabric Products

Business 

Term expires 4/30/13

 

Marjorie A. Sorge, Livonia

Executive Director of Detroit Regional News Hub

Business

Term expires 4/30/13

 

Lizabeth Ardisana, Orchard Lake

CEO of ASG Renaissance

Business/MEDC Executive Committee 

Term expires 4/30/13

 

Fern R. Espino, Ph.D., Dearborn

President & CEO of Espino Enterprises

Business 

Term expires 4/30/13

 

Jack A. Litzenberg, Grand Blanc

Program Director of C.S. Mott Foundation

Additional Members 

Term expires 4/13/13

 

Cunesha C. Sanders, West Bloomfield

Center Director, Detroit Job Corps Center

One-Stop Partner - Job Corps 

Additional Members

Term expires 4/30/13

 

Ron Lilek, Rochester Hills

Business 

Term expires 4/30/13

 

Frank J. Cloutier, Pinconning

Public Relations Manager for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

One-Stop Partner - Native American Activities

Term expires 4/30/14

 

Stephen W. Balbierz, Marquette

External Affairs Director of AT&T Michigan

Business

Term expires 4/30/14

 

Sharon C. Peters, Belleville

President & CEO of Claytor Peters Consulting

Youth Activities 

Term expires 4/30/14

 

Patrick D. Cannon, Haslett

Director of the Michigan Commission for the Blind

Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth

Additional Members - One-Stop Partnership - Vocational Rehab

Term expires 4/30/14

 

Jennifer E. Cornell, Tecumseh

Consultant

Business 

Term expires 4/30/14

 

Timothy W. Herman, Flint

CEO of Genessee Regional Chamber of Commerce

Business

Term expires 4/30/14

 

John A. James, Farmington Hills

Chairman of James Group International, Inc.

Business 

Term expires 4/30/14

 

Timothy J. Nelson, Traverse City

President of Northwestern Michigan College

Workforce Investment Activities - Community College

Term expires 4/30/14  

 

Donald O'Connell, Beverly Hills

Executive Director of Operating Engineers Local 324

Additional Members 

Term expires 4/30/14

 

Gene W. Pierce, Birch Run

Assistant Superintendent/CTE of Tuscola Intermediate School District

Workforce Investment Activities - K-12

Term expires 4/30/14

 

Jaye N. Porter

Director of Michigan Rehabilitation Services

Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth

Additional Members - One Stop Partner - Vocational Rehab

Term expires 4/30/14

 

Hubert Price, Jr., Pontiac

President of Synergistics Consulting

Business 

Term expires 4/30/14

 

Lisa Rutledge, Taylor

Corporate Director of Community Benefit and Outreach for Oakwood Healthcare

Business 

Term expires 4/30/14

 

Ann Sastry, Ann Arbor

Owner of Sakti3

Business/MEDC Executive Committee 

Term expires 4/30/14

 

Phil Thompson, Bath

President of SEIU Michigan State Council

Labor Organization 

Term expires 4/30/14

  

Zane Walker, North Branch

President of Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council

Labor Organization

Term expires 4/30/14

 

Dayne Walling, Flint

Mayor of City of Flint

Chief Elected Official/MEDC Executive Committee 

Term expires 4/30/14

 

Ex Officio (Voting) Members

 

Steven Hilfinger, Director

Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth

State Agency

Maura Corrigan, Director

Michigan Department of Human Services

State Agency

Olga Dazzo, Director

Department of Community Health

State Agency

Michael Flanagan, Superintendent

Michigan Department of Education

State Agency

 

Mike Finney, CEO

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

State Agency

*Appointed by the Speaker of the House

Meetings

2011 Meeting Schedule