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Laurie Bouillion Larrea
Laurie Bouillion Larrea
President
Laurie Bouillion Larrea
Laurie Bouillion Larrea | President

Laurie has the honor of serving as the President of the Dallas County Workforce Development Board - Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas. “Achieving competitive solutions FOR EMPLOYERS through quality people and FOR PEOPLE through quality jobs“ is the mission of this business-led and employer-responsive Board. Capping a career in employment programs spanning more than thirty years, Laurie has served the Board as the chief executive since 1996, and served as Executive Director of the preceding organization, the Private Industry Council of Dallas, Inc. beginning in 1989. Ms. Larrea has served three dynamic boards in Texas including Director of Programs for the Houston Job Training Partnership Council and Director of the Southeast Texas Employment and Training Program/PIC in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area. As a private employment and training consultant, Laurie‘s work included conference planning; procurement, negotiation and contract training; and planning for various councils and contractors - the Texas Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Labor.

An alumnus of Lamar University in Beaumont, Laurie earned a B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in Industrial Psychology. She is married to a workforce colleague, Robert and they have one son, Alex.

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Linda K. Davis
Vice President, External Relations
Linda K. Davis | Vice President, External Relations

Linda K. Davis, Vice President External Relations, is responsible for developing and maintaining quality services, through contractor and stakeholder partnerships, which meet the needs of employer customers. Linda has an extensive background in employment and training programs spanning more than 20 years. As an advocate of business-driven service delivery systems, she has worked at the state and national level on workforce development service improvement strategies as well as creating multi-functional high-performance teams.

Ms. Davis currently serves as a member of the National Workforce Institute (NWI) Advisory Committee and as an Examiner for the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. She is past president of the Texas Workforce Association, served as Secretary to the Texas Association of Workforce Boards and as a Board Trustee for the USCM Workforce Development Council. She recently acquired certification as an NWI Certified Workforce Expert (CWE).

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Eric Griffin
Eric Griffin
Sector/Sustainability Manager
Eric Griffin
Eric Griffin | Sector/Sustainability Manager

Eric Griffin serves as Sector/Sustainability Manager, and is responsible for initiating and implementing sector-based workforce development strategies to support long-term sustainability within priority industries. He also solicits private and federal funding opportunities to support sector initiatives.

Prior to entering workforce development, Eric spent 13 years in public policy and public administration of municipal government. He began his career as a policy advisor to an Oakland City Councilmember, but transitioned into local government management when he returned to Texas to work for the City of Dallas. He has held a range of increasingly responsible positions that included intergovernmental relations, organizational performance improvement, and environmental management.

Eric earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Southern Methodist University. He also earned a Master’s of Environmental Management and a Master’s of Public Policy from Duke University. He is the proud father of two children, Kelton and Waverly.

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John Kuznar
John Kuznar
Employer Services Manager
John Kuznar
John Kuznar | Employer Services Manager

John is currently the Manager for Employer Services, responsible for overseeing coordination and delivery of all employer services and initiatives, including Rapid Response (layoff transition, outplacement, reemployment & retraining) and Trade Adjustment Assistance programs, as well as employer incentives and special projects impacting area businesses.
Mr. Kuznar’s previous workforce roles include Employment Services Supervisor and Employer Account Representative at the local center level, with several years of prior experience in financial services and business development, as well as having served 10 years active-duty as a Personnel/ Administration officer in the U.S. Air Force.
John earned his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from West Virginia University, maintains his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Certified Workforce Expert (CWE) designations, and has twenty years of leadership & managerial experience.

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Connie Martinez
Vice President, Resource Development and Deployment
Connie Martinez | Vice President, Resource Development and Deployment

As Vice President for Planning & Resource Development, Connie is responsible for planning, procurement, contract development, resource development, and policies for workforce programs serving the Greater Dallas community. Connie has a strong commitment to providing quality workforce services to employers and job seekers with the goal of ensuring a highly skilled workforce for the Greater Dallas Area. Connie also serves as Board Secretary with responsibilities related to the Board of Directors and the Board packet.

Connie earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Baylor University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of New Mexico. She has more than twenty years of progressively responsible experience with workforce programs.

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Rebecca Monnette
Rebecca Monnette
Quality Systems Manager
Rebecca Monnette
Rebecca Monnette | Quality Systems Manager

Rebecca Monnette, the Quality Systems Manager, represents the agency at Health and Human Services Commission sanction related appeals and serves as the agency liaison to the Office of the Attorney General and local IV-D Child Support Enforcement Courts. She is responsible to ensure the Dallas area workforce centers maintain compliance with federal statutes, state rule, and local policy and assists with the coordination of on-site reviews conducted by both state and external monitors.

Ms. Monnette earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University and has 25 years of experience in the Dallas workforce system including; job training program eligibility, career counseling, and workforce center management, including her previous tenure as the contractor’s Operations Manager.

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Marie Nguyen
Marie Nguyen
Accounting Manager
Marie Nguyen
Marie Nguyen | Accounting Manager

Marie Nguyen assists the Chief Financial Officer in all financial activities as an accounting manager. Her responsibilities include administrative accounting functions for all funds received and expended by the agency, analyzing financial information for preparation of Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas' annual tax return, the Independent Auditor's Reports in Accordance with OMB Circular A-133 and the Audited Financial Statements as required by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Marie has over 25 years of experience working in human services and workforce areas: 15 years with the state of Texas and over 10 years with non-governmental entities.

Marie earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Van-Hanh University, Vietnam. She also attended graduate school at Dalat University in Vietnam and the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a Certified Workforce Expert in Finance from the National Workforce Institute.

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Wesley Nute
Wesley Nute
Procurement Coordinator
Wesley Nute
Wesley Nute | Procurement Coordinator

Wesley is responsible for procurement of all Board services and products exceeding $25,000. He negotiates, develops and manages contracts for those services and products, and approves vendors who provide occupational skills training for the adult population in Dallas County.
During his tenure with the Board, he has held the position of MIS Supervisor, program evaluator and procurement specialist. Prior to joining the Board, Wesley worked at East Texas Council of Government as Section Chief-Management Services, Occupational Training and Economic Development Programs. Wesley earned his BA in Political Science from UTA and Master's Degree from UTA's School of Urban and Regional Affairs.

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Richard Perez
Richard Perez
Resource Development and Deployment - Manager
Richard Perez
Richard Perez | Resource Development and Deployment - Manager

Richard is currently the Manager for Resource Development and Deployment and responsible for planning workforce development programs, which include performance management systems and grant writing.

Mr. Perez has worked as Planning/Information Analyst Manager at the Tarrant County Work Advantage Board, and has also worked as a Labor Market Analyst with the Texas Workforce Commission.

Richard earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M Kingsville and has ten years of progressively responsible experience with all aspects of workforce development and labor market information.

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J. Michael Purcell, CPA
J. Michael Purcell, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
J. Michael Purcell, CPA
J. Michael Purcell, CPA | Chief Financial Officer

Mike Purcell, as Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for all financial activities of Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas. His responsibilities also include budgeting and financial reporting to the Board of Directors. In addition, he is responsible for the coordination and completion of the Independent Auditor's Reports in Accordance with OMB Circular A-133 and the Audited Financial Statements as required by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Previously, Mr. Purcell practiced Public Accounting in Abilene, Texas. His clientele included audits of municipalities, school districts and other not-for-profit organizations. He is a past President of the Abilene Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Purcell earned his Bachelor of Business Degree in Accounting from McMurry University in Abilene.

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Demetria Robinson
Demetria Robinson
Senior Contracts Manager
Demetria Robinson
Demetria Robinson | Senior Contracts Manager

Demetria Robinson, Senior Contracts Manager, is responsible for the development, management and evaluation of a broad range of contracts. She ensures compliance with the terms of the contract, applicable policies, federal, state and local laws, regulations, and programmatic /fiscal requirements.

Demetria earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from LeTourneau University. She has twelve years of progressively responsible experience in workforce contract management including work with Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area.

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