Sector Strategies Manager
Deb Lyzenga is the Sector Strategies Manager for the State of Michigan’s Talent Investment Agency. In this role she is responsible for Talent Development Liaison implementation and oversight. Lyzenga has 18 years of combined leadership experience in workforce development, education and private sector manufacturing. She successfully developed the West Michigan Works! Business Solutions division and was instrumental in the development of several initiatives that are recognized nationally, including apprenticeship programs in non-traditional industries of medical and information technology and MiCareerQuest -- a career exploration event designed to expose students to career possibilities in Michigan. Her change agent expertise provides valuable strategic state and local resources to Michigan businesses.
Lyzenga earned a Master of Public Administration from Grand Valley State University, a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University, and is a Certified Business Solutions Professional.
She raised four children in Michigan and has a vested interest in seeing Michigan businesses grow in order to retain our state’s talented youth.