Board / Committees
CareerSource Central Florida remains committed to being at the forefront of workforce development. As part of this effort, our board of directors and committees consist of top officials who specialize in a wide range of industries with targeted knowledge regarding the workforce. Our collaborations are tailored with Central Florida’s businesses and career seekers in mind.
Meet The Board
Debbie Clements, ChairGovernment and Community Relations ManagerDuke EnergyFull Bio
Mark Wylie, Vice ChairPresident/CEOCentral Florida Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.Full Bio
Dr. Joseph A. Sarnovsky, TreasurerExecutive Vice President & CFOSeminole State College of FloridaFull Bio
Leland Madsen, SecretaryAdministratorBedrock Resources, Inc.Full Bio
Greg BeliveauPresident/OwnerLPG Urban & Regional Planners, Inc.Full Bio
Stephen T. BallPartner, Labor and EmploymentHolland & Knight LLPFull Bio
Paul BoughSenior Managing ConsultantBerkeley Research GroupFull Bio
Wendy H. Brandon, FACHE, Past ChairChief Executive OfficerCentral Florida Regional HospitalFull Bio
Glen CaselPresident/CEOCommunity Based Care of Central FloridaFull Bio
Melanie CornellPrincipalHKS Architects, Inc.Full Bio
William D’AiutoCentral Regional Managing DirectorFlorida Department of Children and FamiliesFull Bio
John DavisPresidentAfrican American Chamber of Commerce of Central FloridaFull Bio
John R. GillPresident/CEOQuest, Inc.Full Bio
Nicole GuilletCounty Manager, Seminole County GovernmentFull Bio
Mark HavardArea Director of Human ResourcesHyatt Regency OrlandoFull Bio
Jeff HaywardPresident & CEOHeart of Florida United WayFull Bio
Eric Jackson, Past ChairPresident/CEOTotal Roof Services Corp.Full Bio
Brian MichaelsTransition Program Consultant, Bureau of Client ServicesDivision of Blind Services, Department of EducationFull Bio
Sheri OlsonDirector, Foundation & Government RelationsSouth Lake HospitalFull Bio
John PittmanAssociate Vice President for Debt ManagementUniversity of Central FloridaFull Bio
Dr. Kathleen PlinskeCampus PresidentValencia College - Osceola and Lake Nona CampusesFull Bio
Jim SullivanTraining DirectorCentral Florida Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee (J.A.T.C.) / Central Florida AFL-CIOFull Bio
Richard SweatPresident/CEO.decimalFull Bio
Jody SweetVice President of Recruitment, Diversity & Inclusion and Talent ManagementWalt Disney Parks & ResortsFull Bio
Chuck ToddPresidentCircle C FarmsFull Bio
Jane TrnkaExecutive Director, Career Resource CenterRollins College | Crummer Graduate School of BusinessFull Bio
Al TrombettaDirector of TrainingInternational Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT), Florida Finishing TradesFull Bio
Eric UshkowitzEconomic Development AdministratorOrange County GovernmentFull Bio
Larry WalterPresident/CEOHanson, Walter & Associates, Inc.Full Bio
Reference MaterialsCareerSource Central Florida aims to provide the most updated and relevant information regarding recruitment and workforce advancement. Below you will find information pertaining to our commitment to development and advancement by our Board of Directors and various committees.
Unified Strategic PlanCareerSource Central Florida invites you to review our five-year Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Unified Plan and provide comments and input. Please review the plan and back-up documentation below:
Vision of the Future: CareerSource Central Florida
With the implementation of the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act legislation, we – as a community – have an incredibly unique opportunity to reshape workforce delivery and help meet the talent needs of our high growth industries by creating meaningful and sustainable career paths and opportunities for those who reside in Central Florida. As the regional workforce board serving Sumter, Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties, we are pleased to announce the release of our Unified Strategic Plan for 2016 through 2020. The most critical part of this plan is receiving input from the community. We requested feedback from the community by holding a live public meeting and a WebEx video conference, in addition to providing links on our website to allow for feedback, as detailed below.
Live Public Meeting, April 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Winter Park Civic Center, 1050 West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park, FL 32789
WebEx Video Conference, April 20, 2016, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
*Please Note: Official public comments were accepted until April 22, at 3:00 p.m.
However, you are still welcome to provide comments to CSCFStrategy@careersourcecf.com.
Central Florida Talent Gap SurveyThe availability of a skilled workforce is widely recognized as one of the most critical factors in economic development. Expansion and relocation decisions hinge on the ability to hire workers with the skills and experience companies demand. The Talent Gap Analysis study was undertaken through a partnership with CareerSource Central Florida, Brevard, and Flagler Volusia and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council to align the skills needed by area business with Floridians seeking employment.
The study’s major focus was to identify solutions that will widen the talent pool to create opportunities to fill positions with qualified talent. The study engaged a variety of industry sector leaders to identify issues and solutions through an online survey, interviews, and focus group discussions.
The project consisted of an online survey distributed throughout the region to businesses of all sizes in the region. Interviews were conducted with 21 leaders from different industries to expand understanding of the issues. Five focus groups were also conducted throughout the region to validate the survey results and gain additional insight into solutions and partnership opportunities.
The survey was designed by the CareerSource Central Florida Talent Gap team with review and input from colleges, EDOs and community partners. The survey was opened for six weeks from March 3 through April 14, 2014, resulting in 269 completed surveys from companies representing 91,393 employees, or 6 percent of the workforce. A majority (66%) of the respondents were companies with less than 50 employees.