2021 - 2022 National Policy Committee Leaders Announced

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WASHINGTON - The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) announced the appointment of Policy Committee Chairpersons within the membership. These individuals, selected from across the United States to serve as NASWA Policy Committee Chairpersons, are as follows:


Administration & Finance Committee

Mike Smith, Chief Financial Officer, Oregon Employment Department


Communications Committee

Chris Cannon, Assistant Administrator of Communications, Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development


Employment & Training Committee

Lynda Parven, Administrator, Employment Security Division, Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation


Equal Opportunity Committee

Michael Harrington, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Labor


Technology Committee

Scott Eychner, Administrator, Workforce Services, Montana Department of Labor and Industry


Unemployment Insurance Committee

Jamie Suber, Chief of Staff, South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce


Unemployment Insurance Subcommittee on Interstate Benefits 

Katherine Catanzaro, Administrator, Operations Management, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training


Veterans Affairs Committee

Daryle Dudzinski, Deputy Commissioner, Unemployment Insurance and Support Divisions, Connecticut Department of Labor


Workforce & Labor Market Information Committee

Adrienne Johnston, Director, Division of Workforce Services, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity


"NASWA is fortunate to have this group of highly capable and innovative leaders serving in our national policy committees," said Scott B. Sanders, NASWA President and CEO. "Each of these individuals was selected because of their knowledge and expertise in their fields."

NASWA Policy Committee Chairpersons assumed their corresponding positions upon acceptance of appointment following the September 22, 2021, NASWA Membership Meeting. All Chairperson positions have a one-year term. 



About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (www.naswa.org): NASWA is the national organization representing all 50 state workforce agencies, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. These agencies deliver training, employment, career, business, and wage and hour services, in addition to administering unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment, and labor market information programs. NASWA provides policy expertise, shares promising state practices, and promotes state innovation and leadership in workforce development.