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

Dewitt Harrell (Board Chair)
DDHX Enterprises Inc.

Evelyn Sullen Smith (Vice Chair)
Perez & Morris LLC

Sean Grant (Treasurer)
Columbus 2020

Steve Lipster (Secretary)
Electrical Trades Center

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

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

Steve Dackin
Columbus State Community College

Don DePerro
Columbus Chamber

Dorsey Hager
Columbus Building Trades Council

Quintin Harris
City of Columbus Department of Development

Erik Janas
Franklin County Board of Commissioners

Daniele Lopes Johnson
Nationwide Insurance

Brad Lamone
Engineered Profiles, LLC

Brian Morris
Morris Communication

Pegeen Cleary Potts
Columbus City Schools

Stephen Sayre
City of Columbus, Mayors Office

Jim Schimmer
Franklin County Economic Development


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