The Little Rock Workforce Development Board (LWDB) is established in compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 and the Arkansas Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2015.
LRWDB members include local representatives of business, workforce, education and training, government, economic, and community development entities as well as representatives of other entities that the mayor may determine to be appropriate.
The Board, in conjunction with the mayor, is tasked with developing and submitting a comprehensive Four Year Local Plan to the governor that meets the requirements in the Arkansas Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, including analyses of the economic conditions, knowledge and skill gaps, and workforce development activities for the region.
Bryan Day, Chair
Little Rock Port Authority
Kristi Barr, Vice Chair
Director – Business Retention and Expansion
Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce
Vice President – Manufacturing Operations
Dassault Falcon Jet
Associated Builders and Contractors
Rehabilitation Area Manager
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Area Operations Chief
Arkansas Department of Workforce Services
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Division of Services for the Blind
Arkansas Department of Health
Adult Education Coordinator
Little Rock Adult Education
Global Janitorial Services, Inc.
Director – Safety and Training
Associated General Contractors
Susan P. North
Food & Tourism Industry Representative
Senior Director – U. S. Programs
Assistant Business Manager
Inter Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
Vice President – Workforce Development
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
Bentley Wallace, Secretary/Treasurer
Vice President – Economic Development
Pulaski Technical College