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

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FRANKFORT, Ky.  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 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 Center

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

Michelle DeJohn
Business Services Branch Manager
Kentucky Career Center, Office of Employment & Training

Michelle Drake
Workforce Training and Business Administrator

Green 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 Coal

Terri Lundberg
CEO
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

Ian Mooers
Economic & Entrepreneur Liaison
Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program

Leisa Mulcahy
Vice President of Workforce
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Sidney Riney
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation

Whitney Risley
Manager of Existing Industries and Workforce Development
Kyndle

Jessie Schook
Manager of Workforce Development and Education
Greater Louisville Inc.

Natalie Shepard
Partnership Manager
Commerce Lexington Inc.’s Business & Education Network

Shirlene Taylor
Business Services Representative
Lake Cumberland Area Development District

Joyce Wilcox
Industry Liaison
EKCEP

Ashley Wilczek
Director of Human Resources
Superb IPC


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