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Marléna Sessions, Chief Executive Officer

Since becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2009, Marléna Sessions has guided the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County to national prominence as an innovative leader in job training initiatives.  The Working for America Institute named the organization one of the top four workforce boards in the U.S. 

Marléna is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations (NAVSO), and serves on the Washington Workforce Association Executive Committee and the Opportunity Center for Employment and Education (OCE&E) Policy Committee.  She has offered expert testimony to Congress and was the 2013 president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council and continues to serve on its board of trustees.  She founded the National Advisory Group for Connecting Homeless Jobseekers to the workforce system.

Marléna holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Whitworth University.  

 


Our Team

Beth Blanchard - WorkSource System Director

Bryan Pannell - Performance Manager

Cathy Wacker - Executive Assistant

Cruz Gallegos - Project Manager

Danielle Wallace - Project Manager

Dot Fallihee - Chief Operations Officer

Kay Neill - Data Analyst, WorkSourceWA Training Coordinator

Hannah Mello - Communications Program Manager

Judith Morel - Project Manager

Kevin McKinnon - Budget Manager

Marcelle Wellington - Chief Administrative Officer & Local EO Officer

Liesel Schilperoort - Project Manager

Marléna Sessions - Chief Executive Officer

Mike Davie - Director of Youth and Special Initiatives

Min Song - Community Relations Manager

Radhika Baliga - Accountant

Sasha Nollman - Project Manager

Seanna Melchior Ruvkun - Project Manager

Suzanne Ramage - HR Manager / Executive Assistant

Trinity Chandler - Project Manager

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