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.

Jacki Robinson - Ivy, Co-Chair
Northern Trust
George Wright, Co-Chair
Haven Allen
Colin Cosgrove
Laystrom Manufacturing Company
Don Finn
IBEW Local 134
Xochitl Flores
Cook County Bureau of Economic Development
Jennifer Foster
Illinois Community College Board
Monica Haslip
Little Black Pearl
Adam Hecktman
Lashana Jackson
R1 RCM Inc.
Michael Jacobson
Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association
Sylvia Jenkins
Moraine Valley Community College
Dan Lyonsmith
Illinois Department of Human Services
Ray Marchiori
Illinois Department of Employment Security
Pam McDonough
DeAngelo McDonough
Richard Monocchio
Housing Authority of Cook County
Alberto Ortega
Office of the Mayor, Chicago
Donovan Pepper
Robert Reiter Jr.
Chicago Federation of Labor
Juan Salgado
City Colleges of Chicago
Marc Schulman
Eli's Cheesecake
Charles Smith
CS Insurance Strategies, Inc.
Liisa Stark
Union Pacific Railroad
Karen Teitelbaum
Sinai Health System
Carrie Thomas
Chicago Jobs Council