RELEASE: NASWA Elects New Leadership at Annual Workforce Summit

Oct 25, 2017

For Immediate Release

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Michelle Marshel

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NASWA Elects New Leadership at Annual Workforce Summit

WASHINGTON - Recently at the Annual Workforce Summit in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) membership, which represent state and U.S. territory workforce agencies nationwide, elected a new Leadership Team for the board of directors for NASWA. These individuals serve as oversight of the board of directors and assist in development of the organization’s strategic direction.

Makeup of the new NASWA Leadership Team consists of:

  • Renee Olson, Administrator of the Employment Security Division of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation will serve as the new Board President
  • Jon Pierpont, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Workforce Services will serve as the Board President-Elect
  • Odie Donald II, Director of the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services will serve as Board Secretary
  • Kelly M. Schulz, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation will again serve as Board Treasurer
  • Dale Peinecke, Commissioner of the Washington State Employment Security Department will serve as the Board Past-President

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to lead the Board of Directors of NASWA. NASWA’s members are reshaping the nation’s workforce system and shifting the conversation to meet the needs of business and the workforce of tomorrow,” said Renee Olson, NASWA Board President. “There is much work to do to ensure the public workforce system is ready to prepare future generations to meet employer needs and compete in an ever-changing global labor market. I am excited about the work ahead.”

Incoming Leadership Team members assumed their respective posts upon election at the NASWA Annual Workforce Summit. All leadership positions serve a one-year term, with the exception of the board treasurer, who serves a two-year term.




The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) represents the 50 state and three territory workforce agencies, which oversee the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs, employment services, unemployment insurance, employment statistics and labor market and workforce information programming. NASWA delivers policy expertise on these issues.