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November 22, 2016

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

  • Susie Harborth, Managing Director/Co-founder, BioLabs San Diego
  • Jamie Latiano Jacobs, Senior Vice President People & Culture, Renovate America

The WDB provides oversight and funding direction to the organization. The WDB receives input and recommendations from the Adult and Dislocated Worker Committee and Youth and Young Adult Committee, reviews funding initiatives and makes recommendations to the SDWP Policy Board. WDB members represent all of San Diego County, the majority coming from business and working alongside representatives from organized labor, education, and leaders and advocates for workforce development.

“Having representation from business on the WDB is vital to us developing training programs that will meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in San Diego County. The addition of Susie and Jamie will strengthen our ability to achieve our mission,” says Peter Callstrom, CEO, SDWP.

Both Harborth and Latiano Jacobs work at companies in one or more of San Diego’s priority sectors — life sciences, and information and communication technologies and clean energy, respectively.

“I am passionate about getting people into jobs they love, and developing the local workforce to respond to economic opportunities,” says Latiano Jacobs. “I’ve served two years on the workforce board in Orange County and seen what a difference we can make. In San Diego, I work for a company that’s consistently rated a top workplace, is one of the region’s fastest growing and largest private companies, and employs everything from accountants to artists, and software developers to solar experts. We can always do more to build a workforce that takes advantage of all the innovation in our community.”

“As a fan of the SDWP and their mission, I am honored to be able to contribute my insights in order to broaden opportunities in the life science industry,” Harborth says.

For more information on the WDB, visit

Heather Milne Barger (SDWP) 
(619) 228-2904

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