Workforce Development Board

The Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board, represents the cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill.
The Board is responsible for oversight of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act resources, leveraging robust and responsive business solutions and One-Stop Career Center systems in Pacific Gateway's service area that deliver workforce and economic development services to diverse communities.
Focused on its role as a strong Industry Convener, Workforce Intermediary, and Training Broker, the Board works closely with key Regional partners around Southern California to ensure workforce development activities that are an essential part of regional economic development and job creation strategies.
The Board meets quarterly, and meetings are open to the public.  In addition to the Workforce Development Board, Pacific Gateway also hosts a Youth Committee, which also meets on a quarterly basis.
Click here for meeting dates, agendas, and meeting minutes.
If you have an interest in serving on the Workforce Development Board, please contact Utilia Guzman, either by e-mail or mail to: 3447 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807.

Board Members

Pacific Gateway's Workforce Development Board Members are entrepreneurs, community leaders, educators, and stakeholders of the communities Pacific Gateway serves.  They work together in  the effort to make their community an economically robust environment.  

Vivian Shimoyama (Chair)  Breakthru Solutions
Rosi Pederson (Vice Chair)  Molina Healthcare/Foundation
Glenn Agoncillo  HMBD Insurance Service 
Kim Armstrong  Boeing 
Bradford Barto  Signal Hill Petroleum
Connie Chan  Employment Development Department
Regina Cash  CSULB College of Continuing and Professional Education 
Xochitl Cobarruvias  USW Local 675
Tommy Faavae  IBEW Local 11
Ted Hiatt  LBCC District
Vernard Johnson  California State Department of Rehabilitation 
Fredrick Johring  Golden State Express, INC
Weston Labar  PEAR Strategies
Byron Reed  Wells Fargo
Larry Rice  Seaside Printing Co., Inc.
Peter Santillan  LIUNA Local 1309
Sandy King  Miller Children's Hospital
Reginald Harrison  City of Long Beach