The Business and Workforce Services Committee works with business and industry to identify their workforce needs and provides oversight for training programs and contractors. The Committee oversees the dissemination of labor market information; develops strategies to address short and long-term requirements for skills; makes recommendations to the Board regarding funding and service priorities; oversees the One-Stop Workforce Center System; and directs strategies for building a comprehensive, regional system for occupational advancement, career ladders and worker retraining.

The Committee makes recommendations to the Board for funding and program priorities and identifies opportunities for collaboration and leveraging of resources.


Dr. Larry Dotolo (Chair)
Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education
Board Member: Yes

Andy Jaeckle (Vice Chair)
Senior Manager, Human Resources
STIHL Incorporated
Board Member: Yes

L'Tanya Johnson
VDC Human Resource Manager
Cost Plus World Market
Board Member: Yes

Bill Miller
Human Resources Administrator
Board Member: Yes

Dr. Ruth Jones Nichols
Chief Executive Officer
The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
Board Member: Yes

Ron Ritter 
On Point, LLC
Board Member:

Hosey Burgess
Workforce Services District Manager
Virginia Employment Commission
Board Member: Yes

Chris Stuart
Vice President
Top Guard Security
Board Member: Yes

Edith White 
Executive Director
Hampton Roads Community Action Program
Board Member: Yes

Chas Wright 
Exec. Vice President
Board Member: Yes

Sherry Barnette
Business Development Manager
Chesapeake Economic Development Department
Board Member: No

Alan Boring 
Sr. Business Development Manager
Norfolk Department of Economic Development 
Board Member:

Erin Creath
Talent Acquisition Team Coordinator
Sentara Healthcare
Board Member: No

James Hinton
Vice President - Community Development
Dollar Bank
Board Member:  No

Tanya Howard 
Sr. Manager -Workforce Development Program Office
Newport News Shipbuilding
Board Member: No

Cliff Copley 
Business Manager, Talent Solutions
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Board Member: No

Angela Lawhorne
Director of Workforce Development
Camp Community College
Board Member: No

Regina P. Lawrence 
President & CEO
Board Member: No

BarBara Murphy 
Project Director
AARP Senior Community Service Employment Program
Board Member: No

Kira Wong
Director of Human Resources
Colonna's Shipyard, Inc.
Board Member: No