The Workforce Investment Council (WIC) Board is comprised of representatives from the private-sector, organized labor, nonprofit organizations, and District government; with a majority of members being private-sector officials. Its membership represents a diverse range of stakeholders seeking to improve the District's workforce investment system. The board was re-established by Mayor's Order 2016-086 in June 2016.
WIC Committees and Membership
The WIC board has five established committees which enable the WIC to become more vibrant and effective, and empower members to take on greater leadership roles in the District's workforce system.
Executive Committee: Acts on behalf of the WIC on all policy, performance management, fiscal and administrative issue related to the local workforce investment system. View full bios.
Andy Shallal, Busboys and Poets and Mulebone (Board Chair)
Carlos Jimenez, AFL-CIO (Vice-Chair)
Steven Boney, WMATA
Michael Maxwell, Pepco
Thomas Penny, Courtyard Marriott Convention Center
Laurie Wingate, Raise DC
Youth Committee: Focused on youth policy, programming and performance
Stacy Smith, Hyatt (Chair)
Antwanye Ford, Enlightened, Inc. (Co-Chair)
Robin Anderson, Giant Foods
Stephen Courtien, Community Hub for Construction Employment
Angela Franco, DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority
Ben Murphy, Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
Laurie Wingate, Raise DC
Economic & Workforce Alignment Committee: Focused on WIOA performance, state/local policy, Labor Market Information, Demand Occupation List evaluation, and coordination of the Eligible Training Provider List
Queenie Plater, JHM Community Division, Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial, Suburban Hospital (Chair)
LaTara Harris, AT&T (Co-Chair)
Tony Cancelosi, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Brian Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Kathleen McKirchy, AFL-CIO
Antoinette Mitchell, Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Nathan Smith, Allied Barton
Tony Summers, University of the District of Columbia-Community College
Employment Services Committee: Focused on the administration of District specific programming and service delivery (including American Job Centers, Career Pathways Taskforce, Workforce Intermediary, One Stop Operations) and employment related outcomes.
Darryl Wiggins, DigiDoc, Inc. (Chair)
Solomon Keene, Hotel Association of Washington (Co-Chair)
Odie Donald, Department of Employment Services
Elizabeth DeBarros, DC Building Industry Association
Korey Gray, DC Water
Norbert Klusman, Sheet Metal Workers' Local 100
James Moore, IMPAQ International
Andy Reese, Department on Disability Services
Laura Zeilinger, Department of Human Services
Implementation Committee: Separate non-voting advisory committee that provides updates directly to the executive committee; monitors the activities of all external committees and WIOA funded programs that impact the workforce system.
Joe Andronaco, Access Green (Chair)
Raj Aggarwal, Think Local First
Molly Bauch, Accenture
Judy Berman, DC Appleseed
David Hall, Revolution Ventures
Cedric Hendricks, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
Charles Jones, Department of Employment Services
Shanaz Porter, Office of Personnel Management
Charles Thornton, Office of Human Rights
Adrianne Todman, DC Housing Authority
Note: Members of the Executive Committee and Councilmembers are able to participate in any of the Youth, Employment Services, Economic and Workforce Alignment, and Implementation committee meetings at their discretion.