Workforce Development Council Names New Head

ELMA, Wash. – Cheryl B. Fambles, currently the executive director of the Washington Workforce Association, a professional association of the 12 Workforce Development Directors in Washington State, has been named the new chief executive officer for the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, headquartered at the Satsop Business Park in Elma.

Fambles will begin her new post June 1, filling the shoes of Mike Kennedy, who will retire June 30 after 26 years with the organization.

Cheryl has an outstanding record of public service, she is an excellent communicator, collaborator, and facilitator. Cheryl will bring a passion and vision to the evolving work of the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council. – Mike Boyle, Sr., chairman of the Council

In 2007-2010 Fambles was director of the federal Workforce Innovation and Regional Economic Development (WIRED) grant, administered by Pacific Mountain. Her background includes senior management positions in local governments including Thurston County, the City of Issaquah, King County and the Skokomish Tribal Nation. She worked in higher education at The Evergreen State College and South Puget Sound Community College. She has also served as a private organizational consultant on multiple projects around the region.

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