Michigan Workforce Development Board

The Board is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of the workforce development system in Michigan. The Board will act as an advisory body and will assist the Governor with the development, implementation and modification of Michigan's four-year state plan pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and advance the Governor's 60 by 30 goal of helping 60% of our workforce achieve a post secondary degree or certification by 2030.

 

Statute:

Executive Order 2020-107

 

Members

Martha Zehnder Kaczynski, Frankenmuth

Represents businesses. Term expires 5/29/2021

George Wilkinson, Grand Blanc

Represents minority owned business enterprises. Term expires 5/29/2021

Matthew J. Wesaw, Lansing

Represents businesses. Term expires 5/29/2021

Ari Weinzweig, Ann Arbor

Represents businesses. Term expires 5/29/2021

Peter Hungerford, Grand Rapids

Represents manufacturing business enterprises. Term expires 5/29/2021

Lee Graham, Holly

Represents an apprenticeship coordinator of a joint labor-management apprenticeship program. Term expires 5/29/2022

Birgit M. Klohs, Grand Rapids

Represents businesses. Term expires 5/29/2022

Dave Meador, Bloomfield Hills

Represents business enterprises employing veterans, returning citizens, or persons with disabilities. Term expires 5/29/2022

Patti Poppe, Grass Lake

Represents businesses. Term expires 5/29/2022

Jessica L. Robinson, Detroit

Represents mobility business enterprises. Term expires 5/29/2022

Cindy Pasky, Detroit, Chair

Represents female-owned business enterprise. Term expires 5/29/2023

Rachel E. Lutz, Detroit

Represents small business owners. Term expires 5/29/2023

Leigh A. Kegerreis, Monroe

Represents workforce and general labor in Michigan. Term expires 5/29/2023

Mayor Mike Duggan, Detroit

Represents chief elected official of a city or county in the state. Term expires 5/29/2023

Dr. Robert Davies, Mount Pleasant

Represents president of an institution of higher education. Term expires 5/29/2023

Steve Claywell, Battle Creek

Represents workforce and general labor in Michigan. Term expires 5/29/2024

Awenate Cobbina, Detroit

Represents businesses and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Board. Term expires 5/29/2024

Jennifer A. Geno, Bay City

Represents director of a Michigan high school career and technical education program. Term expires 5/29/2024

Russ Kavalhuna, Dearbon

Represents president of a community college district. Term expires 5/29/2024

Tony Retaskie, Marquette

Represents workforce and general labor in Michigan. Term expires 5/29/2024