Forty local leaders selected for academy to address workforce needs across Kentucky

tpm board spreadFRANKFORT— 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
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
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
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
Ashley Wilczek
Director of Human Resources
Superb IPC

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