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Press Release: Workforce Development Board Appoints Two New Members

SAN DIEGO, CA — The San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) has announced the appointment of two new members to its Workforce Development Board (WDB).

The two new board members are:

  • Timothy West, Executive Director and Region Manager, JPMorgan Chase Middle Market Banking 
  • Michael Zucchet, General Manager, San Diego Municipal Employees Association 

“Adding Mike and Tim to our board deepens our expertise in the public and banking sectors,” says Peter Callstrom, SDWP CEO. “We look forward to collaborating with them both as we continue to work to diversify our funding base, expand our impact and create opportunity for all in San Diego."

Mike Zucchet has served as General Manager of the San Diego Municipal Employees Association (MEA) since 2009. In June 2017, he was appointed by the San Diego City Council to serve as a City representative on the Board of Commissioners for the Port of San Diego.

“The job training and employment services provided by the San Diego Workforce Partnership make a real difference in the lives of countless San Diegans,” says Zucchet. “SDWP enhances the economic vitality of our region by supporting the workforce needs of San Diego employers. I am honored to be joining a team committed to these missions, and look forward to assisting in any way I can.”

Tim West is the Executive Director and Region Manager for JPMorgan Chase Middle Marketing Banking in San Diego and Imperial Counties. As the San Diego market leader, Tim is responsible for the firm’s middle market banking practice for business with revenues of $20 million to $500 million as well as being a part of the region’s business market leadership team.

“I am delighted to join the SDWP Workforce Development Board in what is really an extension of the work we are already doing at JPMorgan Chase,” says West. “Generating economic opportunity has always been central to how we do business. Our support of small business expansion, jobs and skills are significant ways we add value in San Diego. By developing innovative programs such as New Skills at Work—focused on preparing people for good-paying jobs that offer a path to the middle class—and Small Business Forward—dedicated to building the long-term success of Main Street—we are working to encourage economic growth and more widely shared prosperity. I look forward to partnering with SDWP as it tackles one of the most crucial issues of our time.”

The WDB provides oversight and funding direction to the organization. The WDB receives input and recommendations from committees and the community. They review funding allocations and opportunities and make recommendations to the SDWP Policy Board. WDB members represent all of San Diego County. As required by the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act, the WDB is required to have a membership that is private business sector majority. In addition, the WDB has representatives from education, the public sector, organized labor, and community advocates for workforce development.

For more information on the WDB, visit workforce.org/boards/workforce-development-board.

San Diego Workforce Partnership

SDWP is the leader for innovative workforce solutions in San Diego County. It funds and delivers job training programs that enable adults and youth to develop the skills and knowledge needed for in-demand careers. SDWP also provides ongoing labor market research on the region’s workforce trends and key industries. Its vision is to ensure that every business in our region has access to a skilled workforce and every job seeker has access to meaningful employment. For more information, visit workforce.org.

Contact:
Desiree Roughton
(619) 228-2959
Desiree@workforce.org