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Board of Directors

Board members are appointed by the local Chief Elected Officials and reflect the ethnic, gender and geographic diversity of the region.  At least 51% of the board’s membership must be representative of the private sector. Overall, Board members represent private business; labor; local education and training providers including adult education and institutions of higher education; representatives of local educational agencies; and, representatives of governmental, economic and community development entities, vocational rehabilitation programs, and agencies administering supportive service programs.  The 35 community leaders listed below serve as stewards of all workforce funds allocated to the South Plains Workforce Development Area.

Board of Directors 2019

Adrienne Cozart

Chair

  • Lubbock County
  • Private Sector
  • UMC Health System

Chuck Smith

Vice-Chair

  • Bailey County
  • Private Sector
  • Bailey County Electric Cooperative Assn.

Jeff Malpiede

Secretary

  • Lubbock County
  • Community Based Organization
  • South Plains Rural Health Services, Inc.

Kenneth Hill

Past Chair

  • Cochran County
  • Private Sector
  • City Bank, Morton

Wes Anderson

  • Floyd County
  • Private Sector
  • Ace Hardware

Jeff Baum

  • Lubbock County
  • Education/Childcare Representative
  • Lubbock Independent School District

Rob Blair

  • Hockley County
  • Education
  • South Plains College

Denver Bruner

  • Hockley County
  • Private Sector
  • Sodexo

Chris Carpenter

  • Lubbock County
  • Private Sector
  • Armstrong Mechanical

Willis McCutcheon

  • Hale County
  • Private Sector
  • Happy State Bank

Beth Miller

  • Lubbock County
  • Community Based Organization
  • Health & Human Services Commission

John Osborne

  • Lubbock County
  • Economic Development
  • Lubbock Economic Development Alliance

Esther Peña

  • Lubbock County
  • Private Sector
  • Amerigroup

Barry Pittman

  • Lynn County
  • Private Sector
  • Lyntegar Electric

David Quintanilla

  • Lubbock County
  • Private Sector
  • Plains Capital Bank

Gilbert Salazar

  • Lubbock County
  • Labor
  • Lubbock Central Labor Council

Leonard Valderaz

  • Lubbock County
  • Community Based Organization
  • StarCare Specialty Health System

Tom Vermillion

  • Lubbock County
  • Community Based Organization
  • Lubbock Boys and Girls Club

Gabe Vitela

  • Lubbock County
  • Private Sector
  • One Guy from Italy Family Restaurant

Chris Chambers

  • Lubbock County
  • Private Sector
  • Chambers Engineering, LLC

Kandace Decker

  • Lubbock County
  • Vocational Rehab
  • Vocational Rehabilitative Services

Dela Esqueda

  • Lubbock County
  • Community Based Organization
  • Guadalupe Parkway Neighborhood Center

Angela Evins

  • Lamb County
  • Private Sector
  • Lowe’s Pay & Save

Kimberly Harrel

  • Yoakum County
  • Private Sector
  • Newtex Mortgage Company

Julie Laughlin

Vice-Chair

  • Lubbock County
  • Literacy/Childcare Representative
  • Literacy Lubbock

Scott Martin

  • Dickens County
  • Private Sector
  • DC Auto Parts

Eddie McBride

  • Lubbock County
  • Private Sector/Veteran
  • Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

Mark McCormick

  • Crosby County
  • Private Sector
  • Agriculture Precision Supply

Dr. Kyle Wargo

  • Lubbock County
  • Adult Basic & Cont. Education
  • Region XVII Service Center

Sharla Wells

  • Garza County
  • CBO
  • Child Welfare Board of Garza County

Adele Youngren

  • Lubbock County
  • Public Employment Services
  • Texas Workforce Commission

Vacancies

  • Hale County
  • Lubbock County
  • Lubbock County
  • Terry County

We're Moving!

The Workforce Solutions South Plains Lubbock office is moving to a new location. On July 2, 2018 Workforce Solutions Lubbock Workforce, Childcare, and Youth Services will move to 2002 West Loop 289 Suite 117 inside the Wayland Plaza.

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