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.
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
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
Seanna Melchior Ruvkun - Project Manager
Suzanne Ramage - HR Manager / Executive Assistant
Trinity Chandler - Project Manager
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