Sacramento Works, Inc.

The Sacramento Works, Inc. Board is a 27-member volunteer board of directors that is charged with providing policy, planning and oversight for local workforce development initiatives. Sacramento Works unites business, labor, education and public agencies to assure qualified and trained workers are available to meet the needs of the region’s economy.

Sacramento Strategic Workforce Development Plan Update 2017-2021

Sacramento Strategic Workforce Development Plan 2017-2020

 Composition of the Sacramento Works, Inc. Board

The majority representation on this 27-member board is business and industry. Other sectors represented on the Sacramento Works, Inc. board include Labor/Workforce, Education/Training, Government and Economic/Community Development, and Other.

Business Sector

Representatives of the Business Sector, shall constitute a majority of the membership of the Board and are to be owners of business concerns, chief executives or chief operating officers of non-governmental employers, or other private sector executives who have substantial management or policy responsibility. Business Sector representatives shall be selected from nominations made by general-purpose business organizations.

Education/Training Sector

Education/Training representatives shall be selected from nominations made by local educational agencies, vocational education institutions, or institutions of higher education. General organizations of such agencies or institutions, institutions of higher education, or general organizations of such agencies or institutions can also nominate an education representative. Private and proprietary schools or general organizations of such schools, within the City and County of Sacramento are also eligible to have representation on the Sacramento Works, Inc. board. Individuals wishing to apply for membership need to contact one of these entities and request a letter of recommendation.

Labor/Workforce Sector

At least 20% Labor representatives are recommended by recognized State and local labor organizations or appropriate building trades councils.

Government and Economic Development/Community Development

Must include: (i) 1 representative of economic and community development entities; (ii) 1 representative of Wagner-Peyser programs; (iii) 1 representative of Vocational Rehabilitation programs; (iv) and may include representatives of agencies or entities administering programs serving the local area relating to transportation, housing, and public assistance; (v) and may include representatives of philanthropic organizations.


May include such other individuals or representative of entities as the chief elected official in the local area determines to be appropriate.

Letters of recommendation for individuals shall come from organizations that represent these sectors.

Application/Appointment Process

Those wishing to apply for membership on the Sacramento Works, Inc. board are asked to fill out an application form.  Completed applications should be returned to Monica Newton at along with a résumé. Workforce-Development-Board-Application-and-Information

Sacramento Works, Inc. Board Members

Staci Anderson
President & CEO
PRO Youth and Families

Edward W. Baker
Vice President – Human Resources
Alto Ingredients, Inc.

Amanda Blackwood
President & CEO
Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce

N. Lisa Clawson – Secretary-Treasurer
Human Resources Leader
Kaiser Permanente

Lynn R. Conner
Chief Executive Officer
Better Business Bureau

Ronald Ellis
Managing Director/Owner

Kevin Ferreira 
Executive Director
Sacramento Sierra’s Building & Construction Trades Council

Kristin Gibbons
Human Services Division Manager
Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance

Troy Givans
Director of Economic Development
County of Sacramento

Dave Gordon
Sacramento County Office of Education

Mandi Higley
Head of People and Culture
Tri Tool, Inc.

Lisa Hutchinson
Digistream Investigations

Michael Jasso
Assistant City Manager
City of Sacramento

Gary R. King
Chief Workforce Officer
Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Kathy Kossick
Executive Director
Sacramento Employment and Training Agency

Matt Lege
Research Analyst
SEIU – United Healthcare Workers

Frank A. Louie
Chief Operating Officer
Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce

Janet Neitzel
Employment Development Department

Dr. Jamey Nye
Deputy Chancellor
Los Rios Community College District

Sharon O’Sullivan
Team Manager
State of California, Department of Rehabilitation

Ronald R. Orr, Jr. – Vice Chair
Senior Director Talent Acquisition
VSP, Inc.

Johnny Perez
Clutch Contracts & Consulting

Karl Pineo 
Business Manager/Financial Secretary
Ironworkers Local 118

Fabrizio Sasso
Executive Director
Sacramento Central Labor Council

Anette Smith – Chair
Smith Associates

Rick Wylie
Villara Building Systems