Purpose: The Workforce Investment Board of Will County plays a key role in the economic development of our County. The Board brings together a myriad of employment, training, and educational services, transforming them into a comprehensive and easily accessed system that supports the development of a world-class workforce. The Board builds the workforce system to develop quality employees for employers and to develop quality opportunities for employees. This system makes it easy for business to make connections with a qualified pool of applicants and to access other workforce development services. This system is also intended to make it easy for people to learn about and access a broad range of employment, education, and related services.

Authority: Workforce Innovation and Opporunity Act of 2014, HR803

Contact: Caroline Portlock

Phone #: (815) 727-5670

Fax #: (815) 361-0999

Email: cportlock@willcountyillinois.com


Meeting Date/Time: Full Board meets every other month on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 am at the Workforce Center of Will County located at 2400 Glenwood Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435 - 2018 Schedule: February 26, 2018; April 9, 2018; June 11, 2018; August 13, 2018; October 15, 2018; December 10, 2018.

Compensation: none

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Notes: Mission: The Board, in collaboration with our private and public sector partners, will successfully lead the creation and implementation of dynamic systems that meet the area's specific workforce needs.


Name  Term Ends  Position
Rocky Caylor   3/30/22   Cadence Premier Logistics
Damian McDonald   9/1/23   Gov't/Economic/Community Development Representative
Herbert Brooks   9/30/23   Will County Board
Jayme Cain-Casimere   9/30/23   The Times Weekly
Elizabeth Gonzalez   9/30/23   PACE Suburban Bus
Maribeth Hearn   9/30/23   Business Representative
Carlos Interial   9/30/23   UPS
Cornell D. Lurry Sr.   9/30/23   Business Representative
Josh Potter   9/30/23   Business Representative
Andy Rico   9/30/23   Workforce Representative
James Tromp   9/30/23   Office of James Tromp CPA
Dana Bradley   9/30/24   Health Care and Social Assistance, Silver Cross Hospital
J. David Conterio   9/30/24   Business; Finance
Linda Guerrero   9/30/24   Gov’t and Econ/Comm Develop.
Kraig Kistinger   9/30/24   Business; Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Pat Mudron   9/30/24   Business; Insurance
James Rink   9/30/24   Business; Business Management & Administration
Gerardo Ruiz   9/30/24   Gov’t & Econ/Comm Develop.; Transportation, Housing & Public Assistance
Suzanne Sallay   9/30/24   Business; Business, Management & Administration
Michelle Stiff   9/30/24   Workforce Services Division of Will County
Margaret Wolf   9/30/24   Education & Training Representative
Doc Gregory   9/30/25   Labor; UA Local 597 Pipefitters
Rita Herrick   9/30/25   Lewis University
Paul Lauridsen   9/30/25   Stepping Stones, Inc.
Judy Mitchell   9/30/25   Business Entity; Judy Mitchell Consulting LLC
Clyne Namuo   9/30/25   Education; JJC
Mike Paone   9/30/25   Business Representative
Doug Pryor   9/30/25   Business; Professional & Tech
Ben Stortz   9/30/25   Community Entity; Cornerstone Services
Kurt Trost   9/30/25   Business Representative
Shawn Walsh, Ed.D.   9/30/25   Workforce Representative