2018-19 Chair

2018-19 Executive Committee


Jay Richardson

Owner &  

Chief Executive Officer

Master Model Craft, Inc.

PO Box 474

431 Industrial Drive

Bristol, TN  37620

Vice Chair:

Mike Horton

Training Coordinator


100 Clinchfield Street

Kingsport, TN  37660


Martin Frye

United Health Care

2033 Meadowview Ln

Kingsport, TN  37662




Operations  & Planning Committee

James Osborne

Training Manager

Brock Services

170 Jared Drive

Kingsport, TN  37660


Youth & Young Adult Committee

Gabrielle Buchanan

Human Resource Director

Cooper Standard

377 Phipps Bend Road

Surgoinsville, TN  37873



Targeted Populations Committee

Nancy Kenner

Safety Culture Improvement Section Manager

Nuclear Fuel Services

PO Box 337
Erwin, TN 37650

NETLWDB Board Members
  1. Dean Blevins, TN Center for Applied Technology at Elizabethton

  2. Amanda Boyer, AO Smith

  3. Brian Bragdon, Walmart

  4. Gabrielle Buchanan, Cooper Standard

  5. Chris Craig, First TN Development District

  6. Traci Ellenburg, Ceradyne, Inc/3M

  7. Dr. Bethany Flora, Northeast State Community College

  8. Debbie Filler, Adult Education, Northeast State Community College

  9. J. Spenzer Forbes, International Paper

  10. Martin Frye, United Health Care

  11. Krystal Holder, Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

  12. Mike Horton, Domtar

  13. David Hutton, Upper East TN Central Labor Council

  14. Tim Jaynes, UETHDA

  15. Nancy Kenner, Nuclear Fuel Services

  16. Trevor Lynch, NN, Inc.

  17. Gary Mabrey, Johnson City Chamber of Commerce

  18. Andrew McKeehan, Carter County Bank

  19. Pin-Chia Murphy, Eastman Chemical

  20. James Osborne, Brock Services

  21. Daronda Patterson, ZF TRW

  22. Robin Pritchard, Snap On tool

  23. Sandy Ray, Division of Rehabilitation Services

  24. Barry Reeves, Miyake Forging North America

  25. Jay Richardson, Master Model Craft, Inc.

  26. Lottie Ryans, Perfectly Planned

  27. Donna Tate, Seaman Corporation

  28. Kenneth Treadway, Central Labor Council

  29. Lynn Tully Northeast Tn Region Economic & Community Development

  30. Jonathan Van Bremen, Tri Cities Electrical JATC

  31. Dennis Vaught, Jacobs Creek Job Corp

  32. Steve Vinsant, TN Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development

  33. Hamlin Wilson, Ballad Health


Workforce Board Responsibilities

· Develop and submit a 4-year local plan for the workforce area

· Conduct workforce research and regional labor market analysis

· Convene area workforce development system stakeholders

· Lead efforts to engage with a diverse range of employers and other entities

· Develop effective linkages with employers

· Ensure that workforce investment activities meet the needs of employers and support economic growth

· Develop and implement proven or promising strategies for meeting the employment and skill needs of workers and employers

· With representatives of secondary and postsecondary education programs, lead efforts to develop and implement career pathways

· Lead efforts in the local area to identify and promote proven and promising strategies and initiatives for meeting the needs of employers, workers and job seekers.

· Develop strategies for using technology to maximize the accessibility and effectiveness of the local workforce development system for employers, and workers and job seekers/

· Identifying strategies for better meeting the needs of individuals with barriers to employment.

· Conduct oversight and Ensure the appropriate use and management of the funds provided under WIOA

· Negotiate and reach agreement on local performance indicators with the chief elected official and the Governor;

· Negotiate with CEO and required partners on the methods for funding the infrastructure costs of one-stop centers in the local area

· Select the providers in the local area, and where appropriate terminate such providers of Youth workforce activities, training services consistent with the criteria and information requirements established by the Governor and WIOA

· Select One-stop operators

· Coordinate activities with education and training providers in the local area

· Develop a budget for the activities of the Local WDB,

· Assess, on an annual basis, the physical and programmatic accessibility of all one-stop centers in the local area

· Certification of one-stop centers