Workforce Investment Board (WIB)

 
The Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Board, with more than 40 active business and community leaders, represents the southern coastal region of Los Angeles County, including Lomita, Long Beach, Signal Hill, and Torrance.
 
The Board is responsible for oversight of the federal Workforce Investment 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 Investment Board, Pacific Gateway also hosts a Youth Council, which also meets on a quarterly basis.
 
Click here for meeting dates, agendas, and meeting minutes.
 

Workforce Investment Board Application and Overview

If you have an interest in serving on the Workforce Investment Board, please review the following documents and submit an application to Suzanne Gordin, WIB Secretary, either by e-mail suzanne.gordin@pacific-gateway.org or by mail to: 3447 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807.

WIB Application
WIB Member Overview
 

Board Members

Pacific Gateway's Workforce Investment 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.  The following is a list of our current Board members:

Vivian Shimoyama (Chair)  Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, LBCC

Phillip York (Vice Chair)  Phillip G. York, Attorney At Law

Bruce Allen Lee  United Auto Workers, Region 5

Jose Anaya  El Camino College

Andrew Anson  Idea Driver

Dr. Kim Armstrong  Boeing

Bradford Barto  Signal Hill Petroleum

Lou Anne Bynum  Long Beach City College

Chandler Call  Lomita Acute Post Care Center

David Campbell  United Steel Workers, Local 675

Connie Chan  Employment Development Department

Frank Crouch  Cement Masons Union Local 500

Heidi Cunningham  Kelly Services

Tommy Faavae  IBEW Local Union 11, District 2

Fran Fulton  City of Torrance, Economic Development Office

Brenda Garvin  State Dept. of Rehabilitation

Michael Gomez  St. Mary's Medical Center

James Hansen  Us Vets

Reginald Harrison  City of Long Beach

Fredrick Johring  Golden State Logistics

Sandy King  Miller Children’s Hospital

Weston LaBar Political Advocacy Consulting

Joseph Magaddino  Economic Forecasting Group

Janet McCarthy  Goodwill

Ellenmary Michel  Pelican Products

Rosi Pedersen  Molina Health Care and Molina Foundation

Nancy Pfeffer  Network Public Affairs

Larry Rice  Seaside Printing

Matt Saldana  ROP/Career and Technical Education

Pedro Santillan  Laborers Local Union 507

Darick Simpson  Long Beach Community Action Partnership

Jane Templin  Los Angeles Electrical Training Institute

Mitra Vazeen  Long Beach Job Corps