The WDBCO Board of Directors is a 27-member board of professionals in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Our members are appointed through the Mayor and Franklin County Board of Commissioners and are charged with ensuring programs and initiatives are aligned with the overall workforce development plan on a local, state and national level.

Executive Officers

Harrel Dewitt                Evelyn
Dewitt Harrell (Board Chair)              Evelyn Sullen Smith (Vice Chair)
Primary One Health                               Perez & Morris LLC.


Sean_Grant__012                   Steve Lipster
Sean Grant (Treasurer)                              Steve Lipster (Secretary)
Columbus 2020

Board of Directors

Pierre Bigby
Bigby Financial Planning, LLC

Jay Burns
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Stephen Carson
Ohio Department of Job & Family Services

Robert (Bo) Chilton
IMPACT Community Action

Lisa Courtice, PhD
United Way of Central Ohio

Steve Dackin
Columbus State Community College

Chuck Davis
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Don DePerro
Columbus Chamber

Matt Habash
Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Dorsey Hager
Columbus Building Trades Council

Quintin Harris
City of Columbus Department of Development

Sumithra Jagannath
ZWD Digital Software Enterprise

Erik Janas
Franklin County Board of Commissioners

Daniele Lopes Johnson
Nationwide Insurance

Brad Lamone
Engineered Profiles, LLC

Alison Mincey
The Ohio State University

Brian Morris
Morris Communication

Jim Negron
Conrna Kokosing Construction

Pegeen Cleary Potts
Columbus City Schools

Stephen Sayre
City of Columbus, Mayors Office

Jim Schimmer
Franklin County Economic Development

Archie Williamson (Past Board Chair)
Diversified Systems, Inc.


Board of Directors Meetings

January 30, 2018 8:30am (Location: Electrical Trades Center, 947 Goodale Blvd)

April 25, 2018 8:30am (Location: Columbus State Community College: Reynoldsburg Campus, 6699 E. Livingston Ave )

June 27, 2018 8:30am (Location: Franklin Park Conservatory Veridian Room, 1777 East Broad Street)

October 24, 2018 8:30am (Location: OhioMeansJobs Columbus- Franklin County, 1111 East Broad Street)

Workforce Development Board By-Laws