Board Members & Meeting Information

Meeting Information

  • 12:00 noon
  • Third Wednesday of the month in February, April, June, August, October, and December
  • Lone Star Room (12th floor) of the Enterprise Building at 500 Chestnut in Abilene, Texas

Meeting times and locations may be adjusted periodically. For additional information or assistance, please contact a Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board representative for meeting times and/or to request accommodations.

Members

The Workforce Board is comprised of 30 volunteer members from across the 19-county region. A majority of the members must be representatives from private sector businesses and the remaining members represent adult education, secondary education, post-secondary education, literacy, economic development, organized labor, community-based organizations, rehabilitation organizations, public assistance agencies, the Texas Workforce Commission, veterans, and child care.

Members are nominated by the organizations they represent and serve three-year terms. 

Executive Committee


Samuel Garcia, Chair
Abilene, Representing Private Sector
Steve Dye, Regional Representative
Breckenridge, Representing Private Sector
Tammy Reese, Vice-Chair
Abilene, Representing Private Sector
Tim Manley, Regional Representative
Coleman, Representing Private Sector
Bill Crist, Secretary-Treasurer
Snyder, Representing Private Sector
Billie McKeeverRegional Representative 
Haskell, Representing Community-Based Organizations

 
Board Members  
Hanna Adams
Coleman, Representing Community-based organization
Tommy Higgins
Abilene, Representing Vocational Rehabilitation
Joe Alcorta, Jr.
Abilene, Representing Education
Larry Hillis
Sweetwater, Representing Private Sector
Alice Andrade
Abilene, Representing Organized Labor
Michele Kilborn
Abilene, Representing Private Sector
Jim Astin
Stamford, Representing Private Sector 
Mignon Lawson 
Abilene, Representing Adult Education
Janet Bailey
Abilene, Representing Literacy Council
Shaun Martin
Abilene, Representing Private Sector
Mikeana Bailey
Brownwood, Representing Private Sector 
Cynthia Pearson
Abilene, Representing Community-Based Organizations
Ken Becker
Sweetwater, Representing Economic Development
Doug Peters
Abilene, Representing Private Sector
Ame Bennett
Sweetwater, Representing Private Sector
Kevin Porter
Abilene, Representing Private Sector
Pete Garcia 
Abilene, Representing Private Sector
Tammy Reese
Abilene, Representing Private Sector 
Sam Harper 
Lubbock, Representing Employment Services
Ben Stephenson
Baird, Representing Public Assistance
Daniel Henson 
Abilene, Representing Private Sector
Thomas Winter
Abilene, Representing Post-Secondary Education
Seaton Higginbotham 
Abilene, Representing Private Sector
Jerod Yates
Abilene, Representing Private Sector


                                                            Updated: 4/19/18