Forty local leaders selected for academy to address workforce needs across Kentucky
FRANKFORT— Thirty leaders of business, industry, and education from across the state have been named as the first Champions selected to attend Kentucky’s Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) Academy.
Earlier this year, Kentucky was designated by the U.S. Chamber Foundation and the Kellogg Foundation as one of three states to implement the academies, and the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center was chosen to carry out the TPM initiative in the Commonwealth.
Talent Pipeline Management is an employer-led approach to identifying specific workforce needs as well as training and quality issues and solutions to persistent workforce-related challenges. The TPM Academy is a three-part program to train Champions on ways to build talent supply chains and launch TPM in their own communities.
Since achieving the TPM designation, the Chamber’s Workforce Center has focused on engaging employers to work together on a sector and regional basis to address their workforce needs. The work is being done with the support of the Strada Education Network, a national nonprofit and the founding partner of the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center, and in partnership with the Kentucky Education & Workforce Cabinet.
The Workforce Center’s Talent Pipeline staff and the Champions selected for the TPM academy will focus on creating specific strategies to meet the needs of different industry and regional sectors. By July 2020, more than 25 employer groups, representing regions as well as business and industry sectors, are to be convened to build talent pipelines for 75 high-demand positions.
The 30 TPM Champions, representing business, nonprofit organizations, public entities and communities are:
Scotty Barker Asst. Director Division of Career Opportunities
Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Ellen Bates Talent Development Coordinator Kentucky Career Center, Brighton Center Elizabeth Bishop Workforce Development Project Manager Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Samantha Brady Executive Director Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce Tiffany Cardwell Principal Consultant Mountjoy Chilton Medley Daniel Carney Executive Director Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority Maureen Carpenter Vice President, Partnership Services Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Tomi Clifford Executive Director Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce Brittany Corde Director of Workforce Maysville Community and Technical College Jill Cutler Executive Director Mercer Chamber of Commerce Michelle DeJohn Business Services Branch Manager Kentucky Career Center, Office of Employment & Training Michelle Drake Workforce Training and Business AdministratorGreen River Area Development District Carter Dyson One Stop Director Kentucky Career Center-Lincoln Trail Jeremy Faulkner Director of Business Services & Economic Development TENCO Workforce Innovation Board Michael Fuller HR/Account Manager Stryker Logistics John Greene HR Leader Keeneland Association Inc Carmen Inman President/CEO Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce Brooklyn Leep Workforce Development Project Manager Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Ethan Linville Business Services Specialist Bluegrass Area Development District Brian Lovell Assistant Superintendent of Compliance & Workforce Development Union County Public Schools
Bryan Lummus Personnel Recruitment and Development Coordinator Alliance Coal Terri Lundberg CEO Lundberg Medical Imaging Lea Martin Workforce Development Liaison Hopkinsville Community College Owen McNeill Economic Development Director Maysville-Mason County Industrial Development Authority MaryAnne Medlock Business Services Liaison West Kentucky Workforce Board Angie Miller Administration/HR Manager Murakami Manufacturing USA Tammy Sue Miller Workforce Development Coordinator Shelby County Associated Industries Ian Mooers Economic & Entrepreneur Liaison Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program Tracy Morrison Business Services Lead SouthCentral Workforce Development Boards Leisa Mulcahy Vice President of Workforce Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Alaina Myers Deputy Commissioner Department of Human Resources Administration
Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Sidney Riney Executive Assistant/Office Manager Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation Whitney Risley Manager of Existing Industries and Workforce Development Kyndle Jessie Schook Manager of Workforce Development and Education Greater Louisville Inc. Natalie Shepard Partnership Manager Commerce Lexington Inc.’s Business & Education Network Kristina Slattery Senior Workforce Development Project Manager
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Shirlene Taylor Business Services Representative Lake Cumberland Area Development District Joyce Wilcox Industry Liaison EKCEP Ashley Wilczek Director of Human Resources Superb IPC