The Capital Region Workforce Development Board brings together business and industry, education, economic development and other public entities striving to ensure adequate investment in today’s workforce; and preparing tomorrow’s workforce to ensure they have the skills to meet the demand of the region’s growth sectors.

Business Seats

Bill Auchmoody, Partnership Staffing (Chair)
Sonja Barnhart, Admiral Security Services
Cordell Briggs, Smart-Fixit
Robert Dick, SCS Engineers
John Easter, ChamberRVA
Scott Edwards, Anord Critical Power Inc.
Danielle Gilbert, Manifest In You

Chris Harrington, Bon Secours
Drexel Harris, Dominion Energy
Paul Junod, Bon Secours Health System
Larry Lyons, Powhatan Chamber of Commerce
Ilene Maurer, Philip Morris USA

Eric Stamper, Virginia First Financial
Jon Thurmond, Team Fishel
April Timmons, The C.F. Sauer Company (Vice Chair)
William Wheeler, Kosmo Machine Inc.
Terry Willie-Surratt, One Step at a Time Consulting
Oneida Wood, C & F Finance Company

Career & Technical Education

Mac Beaton, County of Henrico

Community College

Elizabeth Creamer, CCWA

Adult Education

Barbara Smith, City of Richmond

Economic Development

Karen Aylward, Chesterfield Economic Development
Daniel Jones, Powhatan Economic Development


Dale Batten, VA Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services


Dennis Woodard, Virginia Employment Commission

Labor / CBO / Apprenticeship

Kelly Horne, Homeward
Patricia Morrison, VA DOLI, Registered Apprenticeship
William Mullins, IBEW Local #666
Roy Purcell, Iron Workers Local #28
Gregg Spicer, Richmond Electricians’ JATC
Danny Watson, Boilermakers Local 45
Thelma Watson, Senior Connections, CAAA

Optional / Other

Valaryee Mitchell, Office of Community Wealth Building

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Capital Region Workforce Development Board Membership

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WIOA Workforce Development Board Nomination Form


Workforce Development Board Member Nomination Supplemental Forms


Capital Region Workforce Development Board Membership

Process to seek a business member seat

  • Business members must be nominated by a Chamber of Commerce within the region, one of the local economic development offices, another business organization or association, or by another business.
  • Self-nomination is also allowed.
  • Nominations must be submitted to the CRWP Administrative Office. The staff will review the nomination and make a recommendation to the Elected Officials.
  • To nominate someone or yourself please complete the form listed below and return it via mail:
    Capital Region Workforce Development Board
    Attn: Director
    1001 N. Laburnum Ave, Suite B
    Henrico, VA 23223
    or via fax: (804) 236-0503
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The Consortium of Local Elected Officials meet every other month, so it may take up to 60 days from the date of a receipt of the official nomination form for the nominee to be fully considered, and a response given to the nominee. If you would like to sit-in on a CRWDB meeting, please note their meeting schedule CRWDB 2017-2018 Mtg Schedule. If you have any questions regarding the CRWDB, please call 804-652-3225.