Board Member Profile: Jamie Gardner of Watkins Wellness

October 28, 2022

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Jamie Gardner, a Major in the Marine Corps Reserve, tells us about the importance of supporting veterans transition into civilian life, finding meaningful professions and more.

Board Member Profile: Christina Bibler of the City of San Diego

October 3, 2022

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Christina Bibler is the City of San Diego’s economic development director, prioritizing investment into communities of concern. Christina shares with us why workforce development must remain a top priority for the region.

Board Member Profile: Carol Kim of San Diego Building & Construction Trades Council

September 7, 2022

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Carol Kim is the business manager for San Diego County Building & Construction Trades Council and the CEO of the San Diego County Building Trades Council Family Housing Corporation. Here, she talks about the importance of bridging income gaps and building pathways to sustainable, dignified careers.

Board Member Profile: Matthew Martin of PNC Bank

August 2, 2022

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As executive vice president, retail banking executive for California and Arizona at PNC Bank, Matthew Martin has played key roles in retail banking initiatives to expand market share, employee leadership and customer engagement. Here he tells us how closing the “advantage gap” and investing in income stability, benefits everyone.

Board Member Profile: Michael Zucchet of San Diego Municipal Employees Association

July 1, 2022

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As general manager of the San Diego Municipal Employees Association, the City of San Diego’s largest employee union, Michael Zucchet brings years of experience to the Workforce Development Board in the public, private and governmental sectors. Here he tells us why workforce development is important to the success of San Diego as a region and to the communities that make it up.

Board Member Profile: Connie Lundgren of General Dynamics NASSCO

May 27, 2022

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As director of workforce relations at General Dynamics NASSCO, Connie Lundgren has dedicated herself to creating equitable opportunities for all employees and their families. Read on to learn why Connie believes creating equitable opportunities for all employees and their families is fundamental to San Diego’s economic prosperity.


Board Member Profile: Dr. Matthew Doyle of the Vista Unified School District

April 25, 2022

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Dr. Matthew Doyle, Superintendent of the Vista Unified School District, discusses the importance of building career development pathways for students K-12, by helping them discover their strengths and interests, as well as how to align those interests to the demands of the global marketplace.

Board Member Profile: Dr. Danene Brown of San Diego & Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association

April 5, 2022

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Dr. Danene Brown is the regional consortium chair for the San Diego and Imperial Counties community colleges, representing the career education programs at the 10 regional community colleges. Here, she tells us why workforce development is pivotal to maintaining local and regional economic growth and stability.

Board Member Profile: Andy Berg of the National Electrical Contractors Association

February 23, 2022

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Andy Berg believes in the power of workforce development to change lives and that everyone deserves the opportunity to move up in their careers. Here, Andy talks about the impact of workforce development in San Diego.

Board Member Profile: Brisa L. Johnson of the United Domestic Workers

February 8, 2022

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Brisa Johnson spearheaded the creation of the San Diego Black Worker Center. She shares with us the importance of remembering your roots and paying it forward.