Thirty 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:
Ellen Bates Talent Development Coordinator Kentucky Career Center, Brighton CenterSamantha Brady Executive Director Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of CommerceTiffany Cardwell Principal Consultant Mountjoy Chilton MedleyDaniel Carney Executive Director Springfield-Washington County Economic Development AuthorityMaureen Carpenter Vice President, Partnership Services Bowling Green Area Chamber of CommerceTomi Clifford Executive Director Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of CommerceBrittany Corde Director of Workforce Maysville Community and Technical CollegeMichelle DeJohn Business Services Branch Manager Kentucky Career Center, Office of Employment & TrainingMichelle 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
Carmen Inman President/CEO Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce
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 CoalTerri Lundberg CEO Lundberg Medical ImagingLea Martin Workforce Development Liaison Hopkinsville Community CollegeOwen McNeill Economic Development Director Maysville-Mason County Industrial Development AuthorityMaryAnne Medlock Business Services Liaison West Kentucky Workforce BoardAngie Miller Administration/HR Manager Murakami Manufacturing USAIan Mooers Economic & Entrepreneur Liaison Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment ProgramLeisa Mulcahy Vice President of Workforce Northern Kentucky Chamber of CommerceSidney Riney Executive Assistant/Office Manager Greater Owensboro Economic Development CorporationWhitney Risley Manager of Existing Industries and Workforce Development Kyndle
Jessie Schook Manager of Workforce Development and Education Greater Louisville Inc.