Workforce Innovation Board

The Partnership serves as staff to the Chicago Cook Workforce Innovation Board (WIB), the federally mandated body that oversees the investment of the region’s annual Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) allocation from the U.S. Department of Labor.

In accordance with federal guidelines, the board is comprised of public and private sector leaders in business, organized labor, economic development, education, community-based organizations. The WIB is committed to supporting the development of innovative programs and partnerships that fuel a thriving economic climate in the Chicagoland region. Board members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of Mayor Lori Lightfoot and President Toni Preckwinkle for terms of one to three years.

2019 Workforce Innovation Board Members

Jacki Robinson - Ivy, Co-Chair
George Wright, Co-Chair
Haven Allen
Colin Cosgrove
Donald Finn
Xochitl Flores
Jennifer Foster
Danielle Grado
Tiffany Hamel-Johnson
Monica Haslip, Secretary
Adam Hecktman
Lashana Jackson
Michael Jacobson
Sylvia Jenkins
Dan Lyonsmith
Ray Marchiori
Pam McDonough
Richard Monocchio
Alberto Ortega
Donovan Pepper
Robert G. Reiter, Jr.
Juan Salgado
Marc Schulman
Charles Smith, Treasurer
Mary Jo Smith
Liisa Stark
Karen Teitelbaum
Carrie Thomas