Winona Workforce Development Board

2020-2021
WINONA COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD
MEMBERSHIP ROSTER
1250 Homer Road #200, Winona, MN  55987

Minimum membership under WIOA and Subsequent TEGL Notice dated 4/15/2015:


  1. Business Representatives (51% of TTL Membership)
    1. Private business policy influencing individuals, (Chair & Vice Chair selected from this group)
  2. Workforce Representatives (20% of TTL Membership)
    1. 2 or more representatives of organized labor (required)
    2. 1 or more representatives of a joint labor-management registered apprenticeship program* (required if exists)
    3. One or more representatives of community based organizations (CBOs)serving people with barriers or veterans
    4. One or more representatives of organizations working with WIOA eligible youth or out-of-school youth(OSY).
  3. Education and Training Representatives
    1. One or more representatives are providers of adult education or literacy activities
    2. One or more representatives of higher education organizations providing workforce training
  4. Government and Economic Development Entity Representatives
    1. One or more representatives from economic development
    2. One or more representatives from the Local State Employment Service Office under Wagner-Peyser
    3. One or more representatives providing vocational and rehabilitation services
  5. Optional Representatives
    1. Representatives from local agencies or entities administering transportation, housing, public assistance, and philanthropic organizations


Business Representatives

Glen Groth – Agriculture Winona Farm Bureau                  07/01/2020 – 06/30/2022
Farm Owner - 2nd Term Chair
Work (507) 459-1956
Email: Glengroth@gmail.com 

Jim J. Vrchota - Finance Bremer Bank  07/01/2020 - 06/30/2022
Winona Market - President 2nd Term Past Chair
(Work) (507) 454-4562
Email: jjvrchota@bremer.com 

Tim Gulden-Renewable Energy Winona Renewable Energy      07/01/2019 – 06/30/2021
Owner - 1st Term
(Work) 507-312-0190
Email: tgulden@winonarenewableenergy.com 

Chad Decker Winona Health             07/01/2019 – 06/30/2021
Director of HR - 1st Term
Work (507) 457-4575
Email: chdecker@winonahealth.org 

Willie Lubahn Fastenal           07/01/2019 - 06/30-2021
Manufacturing Trainer Recruiter - 1st Term
Work (507)313-7271
Email: wlubahn@fastenal.com 

Carol Ehlinger        07/01/2020-06/30/2022
St Anne of Winona Executive Director - 1st Term Secretary
Work (507)205-3208
Email: carol.ehlinger@benedictinelinving.org 

Eric Wollan                07/01/2020-06/30/2022
Platicomp/Avient Corporation General Manager - 1st Term
Work (507) 858-0320
Email: eric.wollan@avient.com 

Mike Dieter                07/02/2020-06/30/2022
Express Pros - 1st Term
Work (507) 457-3311
Email: mike.dieter@expresspros.com 


WORKFORCE REPRESENTATIVES

Naomi Morris - County Gov’t Org. Labor   07/01/2020-06/30/2022
Union Member-Winona County Supervisor’s Union
Winona County Human Services Financial Supervisor - 2nd Term
(Work) 507-457-6261
Email nmorris@co.winona.mn.us 

Heidi Smith      Non-Profit CBO - Barriers to Employment 07/01/2020-06/30/2022
Winona ORC - Executive Director - 3rd Term
(Work) 507-452-1855 ext. 115
Email: hssmith@winonaorc.org


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Ann Riebel   Education Adult Education and Literacy 07/01/2019-06/30/2021
Winona Area Public Schools Community Education Director - 1st Term
(Work) 507-494-0900
Email: ann.riebel@winona.k12.mn.us 

Vacant    Education Higher Ed. Workforce Training 
MN State College Southeast
(Winona) 507-453-2721
(Redwing) 651-385-6313


GOVERNMENTAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Lucy McMartin   City Gov’t City of Winona 07/01/2020-06/30/2022
Director of Economic Development - 1st Term
(Work) 507-457-8250
Email: lmcmartin@ci.winona.mn.us 

Marleen Lundberg  CareerForce    06/01/2019 – 07/31/2021
Winona WorkForce Center Workforce Development Consultant - 1st Term
(Work) 507-205-6057
Email: marleen.lundberg@state.mn.us 

Erin Main   - State Gov’t Vocational Rehab. Services       06/01/2018 – 07/31/2020
Rehabilitation Area Manager - 3rd Term
(Work) 507-923-2853
Email: erin.main@state.mn.us 


OPTIONAL REPRESENTATION

Fatima Said                                 06/01/2019-07/31/2021
Project Fine Executive Director - 1st Term Vice-Chair
(Work) 507-452-4100
Email: Fsaid@co.winona.mn.us 

Doug Grout                    07/10/2020-06/30/23
SEMCAC Executive Director - 1st Term
(Work)(507) 864-7741
Email: doug.grout@semcac.org 


REPORTING REPRESENTATIVE ATTENDEES

(Non-voting)

Josh Hessler DEED   06/01/2018 – 07/31/2020
Veterans Employment Representative (Southern MN) Veteran Employment Services
(Work) 507-923-2825
Email: josh.hessler@state.mn.us 


LEO REPRESENTATIVE – WINONA COUNTY BOARD 

(Non-voting)

Commissioner Greg D. Olson Winona County Board of Commissioners  
(Work) 507-450-9819
(Home) 507-474-6270
Email: golson@hbci.com 

Commissioner Chris Meyer Winona County Board of Commissioners
Email:  cmeyer@co.winona.mn.us 


WDB DIRECTOR

(Non-voting)

Laura Pettersen Executive Director, Winona WDB
608-354-2125
winonawdb@gmail.com