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Title:Workforce Innovation Board, Illinois
Website:Illinois Workforce Innovation Board
Contact Name:Lisa Jones
Contact Comments:Office of Employment and Training, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity 500 East Monroe Street, 9th Floor, Springfield, IL 62701 FAX: 217.557.5506
Function:The Board will develop a 4-year strategic workforce plan for the state, advise the Governor on workforce development policy and guide the state’s implementation of the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Term:Two years
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:Members of the Board that represent organizations, agencies, or other entities must be individuals with optimum policymaking authority within the organization, agency, or entity. Members must represent diverse regions of the State, including urban, rural, and suburban areas.
Compensation:Reimbursed for expenses
Composition:Membership shall include: (A) the Governor; (B) two members appointed by the Speaker of the House and two members appointed by the Senate President; and (C) members appointed by the Governor, of which -(i) a majority shall be representatives of businesses in the State, who - (I) are owners of businesses, chief executives or operating officers of businesses, or other business executives or employers with optimum policymaking or hiring authority, (II) represent businesses (including small businesses), or organizations representing businesses that provide employment opportunities that, at a minimum, include high-quality, work-relevant training and development in in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the State; and (III) are appointed from among individuals nominated by State business organizations and business trade associations; (ii) not less than 20 percent shall be representatives of the workforce within the State, who-(I) shall include representatives of labor organizations, who have been nominated by State labor federations; (II) shall include a representative, who shall be a member of a labor organization or a training director, from a joint labor-management apprenticeship program, or if no such joint program exists in the State, such a representative of an apprenticeship program in the State; (III) may include representatives of community -based organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment, training, or education needs of individuals with barriers to employment, including organizations that serve veterans or that provide or support competitive, integrated employment for individuals with disabilities; and (IV) may include representatives of organizations that have demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment, training, or education needs of eligible youth, including representatives of organizations that serve out-of-school youth; and (iii) the balance - (I) shall include representatives of government, who - (aa) shall include the lead State officials with primary responsibility for the core programs; and (bb) shall include chief elected officials (collectively representing both cities and counties, where appropriate); and (II) may include such other representatives and officials as the Governor may designate, such as - (aa) the State agency officials from agencies that are required one-stop partners (including additional one-stop partners whose programs are covered by the State plan, if any); (bb) State agency officials responsible for economic development or juvenile justice programs in the State; (cc) individuals who represent an Indian tribe or tribal organization and (dd) State agency officials responsible for education programs in the State, including chief executive officers of community colleges and other institutions of higher education. According to the Board's By-laws, a representative of the Illinois Workforce Partnership may serve in an Ex-Officio, non-voting capacity along with other representatives of the State's education, workforce development and economic development systems.
Chair:The Governor shall select a chairperson for the Board
Authority:20 ILCS 3975

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Aranda-Suh, Elba7/1/2017Member, WorkforceNational Latino Family Institute
Ashby, Tom7/1/20162/8/2008GovernorMember, Chief Elected OfficialMayor of Centralia Coordinated Transportation Development,IncMarion
Ayala, Dr. CarmenStatuteEx-Officio, Non-Voting MemberIllinois State Board of EducationNone
Beards, Henry7/1/201710/11/2013GovernorMember, BusinessUnited Parcel Services Cook
Bush, Sen. Melinda1/12/20171/16/2017Senate PresidentMemberState SenatorLake
Cerutti, Michelle6/30/20217/1/2019StatuteEx-OfficioIWP
Conley, Michael7/1/20176/5/2015GovernorMember, BusinessTrenton SunNone
Davidsmeyer, Christopher "C.D."7/1/20175/23/2016GovernorMember, BusinessIllinois Road Contractors, Inc.Morgan
Dickson, Victor7/1/20185/2/2016GovernorMember, WorkforceSafer FoundationCook
Durham, Dr. Brian12/1/2018StatuteEx-Officio, Non-Voting MemberExecutive Director, Illinois Community College BoardSangamon
Evans Jr., Rep. Marcus C.11/4/2019Speaker of the HouseMemberState RepresentativeNone
Ferrari, Daniele7/1/20175/23/2016GovernorMember, BusinessITC, IncPeoria
Foster, JenniferStatuteVoting MemberIllinois Community College BoardNone
Friedman, David7/1/20188/29/2016GovernorMember, BusinessAutonomyWorksDuPage
Gadberry, Kirk7/1/20188/8/2016MemberBusiness
Garcia, SylviaStatuteChair, Voting MemberDirector, Department of CommerceNone
Hacker, Thomas7/1/201811/2/2015GovernorMember, BusinessC&L SupremeCook
Hammond, Norine5/5/2016Speaker of the HouseMember EmeritusIllinois House of Representatives, 94th DistrictDuPage
Hou, GraceStatuteEx-Officio, Non-Voting MemberIllinois Department of Human ServicesNone
Jones, Grailing7/1/20176/6/2016GovernorMember, BusinessSchneiderNational, Inc.Cook
Mason, Angela7/1/20177/27/2015GovernorMember, BusinessChicago Botanic Gardens Cook
Massie, Michael7/1/201712/15/2011GovernorMember, BusinessMassie & Quick, LLCKnox
McClinton, Marlon7/1/20184/27/2015GovernorMember, BusinessUtilivate Technologies, LLCNone
Nain, Sandeep7/1/201712/15/2011GovernorMember, BusinessSNtial Technologies, Inc. DuPage
Oilschlager, Barbara7/1/201810/1/2002GovernorMember, YouthLake Co. Vocational System Lake
Ostro, Ginger1/8/2020Ex-OfficioInterim Executive Director, Illinois Board of Higher Education
Patrick, RahneeStatuteVoting Member DHS Division of Rehab ServicesNone
Payne, Terri7/1/20179/9/2008GovernorMember, LaborAFL-CIO Montgomery
Perry, Michael7/1/20183/21/2005GovernorMember, LaborAFSCME Council 31 Cook
Rico, John7/1/20182/8/2008GovernorChair, BusinessRico Enterprises Cook
Schiemann, Margaret7/1/201710/11/2013GovernorMember, BusinessNicor Gas DuPage
Tennant, Aaron7/1/20176/6/2016GovernorMember, BusinessHenry
Thompson, WhitneyStatuteEx-Officio, Non-Voting MemberICCB, Director of Career and Technical Education None
VACANTGovernorMember, Chief County Elected OfficialWill County Executive None
VACANTGovernorMember, BusinessMicrosoft ChicagoNone
VACANTGovernorMember, BusinessAetna Better Health ‐ ILNone
VACANTGovernorMember, BusinessVersatechNone
VACANTGovernorMember, BusinessHyatt Regency ‐ McCormick PlaceNone
VACANTGovernorMember, LaborNone
VACANTGovernorMember, YouthRock River Training Corp. None
VACANTGovernorMember, BusinessBattaglia IndustriesNone
VACANTGovernorMember, BusinessOwner, Tanglefoot Ranch None
VACANTGovernorMember, WorkforceIL Migrant Council None
VACANTGovernorMember, WorkforceInstituto De Progresso Latino None
VACANTStatuteVoting MemberActing Director, Illinois Department of Employment SecurityNone
VACANTGovernorMember, BusinessNone
Warrington, Andrew7/1/20188/1/2016GovernorMemberLake
Weaver, ChuckSenate PresidentMemberState SenatorTazewell
Wendorf, Thomas7/1/20146/20/2013GovernorMember, WorkforceMoney Mailer of Chicago DuPage
Wilkerson, Terry7/1/20183/8/2013GovernorMember, WorkforceRend Lake College Hamilton