Local Workforce Development Board for Area 20


Serving the residents of Ascension, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, Tangipahoa, St. Helena, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana Parishes.

Geaux Jobs is an integral part of Local Workforce Development Area Twenty (LWDA 20). The Local Workforce Development Board for Area 20 (LWDB) represents a wide variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations through the local area.

PRIVATE SECTOR - Our board is comprised of 51% of private sector members who are nominated either by a business organization, Economic Development Agency, Chamber of Commerce. Private sector members may represent high demand industries such as technology, healthcare, insurance, construction, financial education, transportation, manufacturing, telecommunications, etc. The Board must be chaired by a private sector member.

PUBLIC SECTOR – 49% of our Board is from the Public Sector. Members are nominated by their respective agencies such as Education, Labor, Wagner Peyser, Office of Family Services, Vocational Rehabilitation and Economic Development. Public sector members represent labor union & apprenticeship, education, Wagner-Peyser, veterans, community- based organizations, vocational rehabilitation etc.

The LWDB serves as a strategic convener to promote and broker effective relationships between the Chief Elected Official, Economic Development, Education and Workforce partners.

The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) presents an extraordinary opportunity to improve job and career options for our nation’s workers and jobseekers through an integrated, job-driven public workforce system that links diverse talent to business. The local Workforce Development Board (LWBD) of Area 20 (LWDA 20) supports the development of strong, vibrant regional economics where businesses thrive and people want to live and work.

Local Workforce Development Area 20, along with core partners through one-stop centers, directly provides an array of employment services and connect customers to work related training and education. Services can be accessed directly in our Geaux Jobs Centers or on-line.

The Workforce Development Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities and for individuals lacking English proficiency upon request.



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Public Members

Joseph Ardoin
Labor Union 1098

Jason Dedon
Labor Union 995

Anthony Howell
Labor Union 37

Ronnie Rosser
Labor Union 60 - Apprenticeship

Craig Kaiser
Labor Union 406 - Apprenticeship

William Wainwright
Northshore Community Colleges Higher Ed

Errick Baldwin
Adult Education

Torri Buckles

 LA Workforce Commission

Megan Warde

Ismary McLemore
Vocational Rehabilitation

Jo Hano
Child Welfare

Private Members

Mack C. Hurst - Chairperson
Hurst Construction
St. Helena Parish

Glenda Shaheen - Vice Chairperson
GSA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Ascension Parish

Brian Dowden
Trinity Lightweight ESC
Pointe Coupee Parish

Jon Craft
Anvil Attachments
East Feliciana Parish

Mike DiVincenti
XPO - Eagle Warehouse
West Baton Rouge Parish

Cristy Corne
Smitty's Supply Inc.
Tangipahoa Parish

Ronald LeBlanc
Dow Chemical
Iberville Parish

Lisa Dugas
M & S Electrical Contractors
Livingston Parish

Livingston Parish

West Feliciana

Lucinda Liuzza
Berry Town Produce
Tangipahoa Parish

Rene' Ragas
Our Lady of Angels Hospital
Washington Parish