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Workforce Development Board Members

BOARD  COMPOSITION

The Tompkins County Workforce Development Board works to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of Tompkins County by developing and coordinating resources that meet employer needs while facilitating employment and development opportunities for individuals. The board is composed of fifty-one percent private sector and forty-nine percent non-for profit, community-based, and other organizations.

Tompkins County Workforce Development Board

BOARD  MEMBERS

Scott Pronti - Chair
Vice President of Human Resources
Tompkins Trust Company

 

Brian Forrest
Vice President of Human Resources
Cayuga Medical Center

 

Heather McDaniel
President
Ithaca Area Economic Development

Vacant - Vice Chair

Kirra Franzese
Associate Vice President, Human Resources and Planning
Ithaca College

Kate Shanks-Booth
Director of Youth Services
Tompkins County Youth Services

 

Jeff Matteson - Secretary
District Superintendent
Tompkins Seneca Tioga BOCES

 

Danielle Harrington
Executive Director
Tompkins Community Action

 

Samantha Pennell
Human Resources Generalist
BorgWarner

 

Vacant - Treasurer

 

Kit Kephart
Social Services Commissioner
Tompkins County Department of Social Services

 

Teri Tarshus
Regional Manager of Operations
Baywood Hotels

 

Kim Babuka
Director, Compensation
Cornell University

 

Kevin Kersey
Director Human Resources
Rheonix

 

Jennifer Tavares
President & CEO
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce

 

Todd Bruer
Business Manager and Fund Administrator
IBEW - Local 241

 

Theresa Fiacco
Regional Coordinator
ACCES-VR

 

Carrie Whitmore
Director of Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Tompkins Cortland Community College

 

Kip Cerasaro
Employment Services Manager
New York State Department of Labor

 

Paul Levesque
President
HOLT Architects

 

Denise Vreeland
Vice President of Services & COO
Mozaic & Challenge Workforce Solutions

 

John Cometti
Business Agent and Organizer
Teamsters Local 317

 

 

Chris Malcom
Service Area Manager
Wegmans

 

Ron Olson
Director of Operations
Cornell NanoScale Facility, Cornell University

Suzanne Cerquone
Human Resources Manager
Ithaca Marriott Downtown

 

   

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