Marléna Sessions, Chief Executive Officer
Since becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2009, Marléna Sessions has guided the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County in Washington State to national prominence as an innovative leader in job training initiatives. The Council received the first-ever awarded Trailblazer Award in 2016 from the National Association of Workforce Boards, selected out of 550 boards nationwide for outstanding practice. The Working for America Institute named the organization one of the top four workforce boards in the United States.
Marléna is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations and for the Economic Development Council of Seattle-King County, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees for the United States Conference of Mayors’ Workforce Development Council. Additionally, Marléna serves on the Opportunity Center for Employment and Education's Policy Committee. She was appointed to Washington State Governor Inslee's Life Science Panel as well as the Workforce Development Panel for Life Sciences and Global Health. Marléna has offered expert testimony to Congress, and was the 2013 President of the United States Conference of Mayors' Workforce Development Council. 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.
Amy Lechner - Policy & Contracts Manager
Beth Blanchard - WorkSource System Director
Bryan Pannell - Performance Manager
Cathy Wacker - Executive Assistant
Cruz Gallegos - Project Manager
Dot Fallihee - Chief Operating Officer
Marcelle Wellington - Chief Administrative Officer & Local EO Officer
Liesel Schilperoort - Project Manager
Marléna Sessions - Chief Executive Officer
Mike Davie - Director of Youth & Special Initiatives
Min Song - Community Relations Manager
Radhika Baliga - Accountant
Seanna Melchior Ruvkun - Project Manager
Suzanne Ramage - HR Manager / Executive Assistant
Trinity Chandler - Project Manager
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