The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) purpose is to drive strategic alliances that advance the region’s workforce initiatives and ultimately the regions economic vitality.

Role and Function

The role of the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is to manage the strategic direction of workforce development activities through the investment in people, fulfilling employer needs, and improving the quality of life in Montgomery County.

2021 Meeting Dates

February 10

May 12

September 8

November 10


The WIB shall be composed of no more than thirty (30) appointed members, of which the majority shall be representative of businesses from the local area. The balance of the board shall include representatives from local education entities, government officials, labor organizations, economic development, and community-based organizations.

Business members shall be nominated by local business organizations and appointed by the Montgomery County Commissioners. Non-business members may be nominated by interested parties and appointed by the Montgomery County Commissioners.

Name Title Organization
Linda Ashworth Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Cassie B. Barlow, PhD Executive Director Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE)
Carol Bise Director, Human Resources Miller-Valentine Construction
Chair Karen W. Borgert Vice President, Strategic Human Resources CareSource
Michael B. Colbert County Administrator Montgomery County
Dave Collins, PhD Senior Vice President Sinclair College
Erik Collins Director Montgomery County Community and Economic Development
Shannon Cox Associate Superintendent Montgomery County ESC
Melissa Cutcher Executive Director Technology First
Judy Dodge Commissioner Montgomery County
Angelia Erbaugh President Dayton Region Manfacturers Assoc. (DRMA)
Jamie Gee Manager Montgomery County Office of Reentry
Sarah Hackenbracht President and CEO Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association
John K. Hayes Executive Director Dayton Building Construction and Trades
Walt Hibner Economic Development Manager Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio
Carl Kennebrew International President IUE-CWA
Beverly Knapp, RN, MS Vice President of Clinical Integration & Innovation Kettering Health Network
Deborah A. Lieberman County Commissioner Montgomery County
Jeff D. Liu President & CEO Fuyao Group North America
Elizabeth Lolli, PhD Superintendent Dayton Public Schools
Co-Chair Marvene Mitchell Cook Director of Office of CARES Act Montgomery County
Carolyn Rice Commissioner Montgomery County
Courtney Schneider Housing Prog Specialist County Corp
Diane Walsh Executive Director Dayton, Miami Valley AFL-CIO
Troy Washington, SHRM-CP Vice President for Human Resources University of Dayton
Rick Wegmann Executive Director Miami Valley Works, a service ofGoodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
Nick Weldy Superintendent Miami Valley Career Technology Center
Chris Williams Assistant County Administrator Montgomery County
Download a PDF roster of the current Workforce Investment Board