Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas is led by a Management Team of experienced individuals with a wealth of industry knowledge. Our professional staff conduct daily operations and advise the board of directors.
Senior Vice President
Resource Development and Deployment -
Chief Financial Officer
Laurie Bouillion Larrea is honored to serve as President/CEO of Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, the Dallas County Workforce Development Board. Capping a career in employment and training spanning more than forty years, service to the Dallas workforce system has proved a rewarding commitment. Under her direction, the Board in Dallas has achieved its goal of becoming the best in employment, service to employers, adult education and childcare – all contributing to a better workforce for Dallas County. The Board is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the region with resources of $100M annually. Recent projects include partnerships with Walmart and 100K Opportunities Initiative! Laurie also serves as a Trustee of the Workforce Development Council of the US Conference of Mayors. The WDC is a premiere member organization contributing to the national dialogue, documenting best practices and defining the needs for a competitive workforce. She has testified before Congressional Committees regarding the passage of Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) and addressing Welfare Reform. Prior to Dallas, Ms. Larrea directed workforce systems in Houston and Southeast Texas. 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. She is an alumnus of Lamar University in Beaumont, Laurie earned a B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in Industrial Psychology.
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).
As Senior Vice President, Connie is responsible for planning, procurement, quality assurance, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Demetria Robinson, Vice President, 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.
Ashlee Verner, as Accounting Manager, assists the Chief Financial Officer in all financial activities. Her responsibilities include administrative accounting functions for all funds received and expended by the agency in addition to 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.
Previously, Ashlee managed similar accounting functions in the airline industry. Additionally, Ashlee practiced public accounting and audited hospitals, municipalities, and other not-for-profit organizations.
Ashlee earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy Degrees from Baylor University.