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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  2017 – 2018

Adrienne Cozart

Chair

  • Lubbock County
  • Private Sector
  • UMC Health System

Kenneth Hill

Past Chair

  • Cochran County
  • Private Sector
  • City Bank, Morton

Barry Pittman

  • Lynn County
  • Private Sector
  • Lyntegar Electric

Chuck Smith

  • Bailey County
  • Bailey County Electric Cooperative Assn.
  • Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce

Denver Bruner

  • Hockley County
  • Private Sector
  • Sodexo

Esther Peña

  • Lubbock County
  • Private Sector
  • Amerigroup

Joe Thacker

  • Dickens County
  • Private Sector
  • Thacker Jewelry

Kimberly Harrel

  • Yoakum County
  • Private Sector
  • Newtex Mortgage Company

Leonard Valderaz

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

Rob Blair

  • Hockley County
  • Education
  • South Plains College

Tom Vermillion

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

Chuck Smith

Vice-Chair

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

Adele Youngren

  • Lubbock County
  • Public Employment Services
  • Texas Workforce Commission

Beth Miller

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

David Quintanilla

  • Lubbock County
  • Private Sector
  • Plains Capital Bank

Donnie Gatlin

  • Lubbock County
  • Vocational Rehab
  • Dept. of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services

Gary Boren

  • Lubbock County
  • Private Sector
  • G. Boren Services

John Osborne

  • Lubbock County
  • Economic Development
  • Lubbock Economic Development Alliance

Dr. Kyle Wargo

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

Lynda Dutton

  • Lubbock County
  • Literacy
  • Literacy Lubbock

Sharla Wells

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

Wes Anderson

  • Floyd County
  • Private Sector
  • Ace Hardware

Vacancies

  • Crosby County
  • Terry County
  • Lubbock County

Jeff Malpiede

Secretary

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

Angela Evins

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

Chris Carpenter

  • Lubbock County
  • Private Sector
  • Armstrong Mechanical

Dela Esqueda

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

Eddie McBride

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

Gilbert Salazar

  • Lubbock County
  • Labor
  • Lubbock Central Labor Council

Kevin McConic

  • Lubbock County
  • Private Sector
  • United Supermarkets, LLC

Lou Ortiz

  • Lubbock County
  • Education/Veteran
  • Texas Tech University

Nancy Kernell

  • Hale County
  • Private Sector
  • Area Community Hospice, Inc.

Dr. Theresa Williams

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

Willis McCutcheon

  • Hale County
  • Private Sector
  • Happy State Bank

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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