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.
 
After the intitial appointments, members serve 4-year terms. 
 

Statute

 

Members

 
Lee Graham, Holly
Represents an apprenticeship coordinator of a joint labor-management apprenticeship program
Term expires 5/29/2022
 
Jeff Donofrio, Detroit
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
 
Shana Lewis, Lansing
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
 
Martha Zehnder Kaczynski, Frankenmuth
Represents businesses
Term expires 5/29/2025
 
George Wilkinson, Grand Blanc
Represents minority owned business enterprises
Term expires 5/29/2025
 
Matthew J. Wesaw, Lansing
Represents businesses
Term expires 5/29/2025
 
Ari Weinzweig, Ann Arbor
Represents businesses
Term expires 5/29/2025
 
Peter Hungerford, Grand Rapids
Represents manufacturing business enterprises 
Term expires 5/29/2025
 
Gretchen Whitmer
Governor or her designee
 
Susan Corbin, Acting Director
Director of LEO or designee
 
Representative Ben Frederick
Member of the House nominated by the Speaker of the House
 
Senator Kevin Daley
Member of the Senate nominated by the Senate Majority Leader
 
Representative Sarah Anthony
Non-voting member of the House nominated by the House Minority Leader
 
Senator Mallory McMorrow
Non-voting member of the Senate nominated by the Senate Minority Leader