2019-2020

WINONA COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

MEMBERSHIP ROSTER

1250 Homer Road #200, Winona, MN  55987

Minimum membership under WIOA and Subsequent TEGL Notice dated 4/15/2015:

  1. Business Representatives (51% of TTL Membership)
    1. Private business policy influencing individuals, (Chair & Vice Chair selected from this group)
  2. Workforce Representatives (20% of TTL Membership)
    1. 2 or more representatives of organized labor (required)
    2. 1 or more representatives of a joint labor-management registered apprenticeship program* (required if exists)
    3. One or more representatives of community based organizations (CBOs)serving people with barriers or veterans
    4. One or more representatives of organizations working with WIOA eligible youth or out-of-school youth(OSY).
  3. Education and Training Representatives
    1. One or more representatives are providers of adult education or literacy activities
    2. One or more representatives of higher education organizations providing workforce training
  4. Government and Economic Development Entity Representatives
    1. One or more representatives from economic development
    2. One or more representatives from the Local State Employment Service Office under Wagner-Peyser
    3. One or more representatives providing vocational and rehabilitation services
  5. Optional Representatives
    1. Representatives from local agencies or entities administering transportation, housing, public assistance, and philanthropic organizations
Business Representatives

Jim J. Vrchota - Finance Merchants Bank, N.A.  01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

102 East Third St Vice President Commercial Banker     1st Term Chair

Winona, MN 55987

(Work) (507) 457-9311 Email: jjvrchota@merchantsbank.com

(Cell) 763-377-2658

 

Craig Porter - Manufacturing PlastiCert, Inc.           01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

300 N Wilson Street PO Box 670 Owner/President                            3rd Term Past-Chair

Lewiston, MN 55952

(Work) 507-523-2300

(Cell) 507-313-8341 Email: craigp@plasticert.com

 

​​​​​​Don Peterson – Mfg, Dist, Retail Mississippi Welders Supply Co. 01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

1460 Gilmore Valley Rd                     Owner                                            3rd Term Ex-Officio

Winona, MN 55987

(Work) 507-454-5231

(Cell) 507-429-0476 Email: dop@mwsco.com

 

Scott Meier – Retail and Distr. Severson Oil / Sinclair 01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

1650 Service Drive                             Store & Sales Manager                   3rd Term

Winona, MN 55987

(Work) 507-452-3214

(Cell) 507-458-5032 Email: smeier@hbci.com

 

​​​​​​​Tim Gulden-Renewable Energy Winona Renewable Energy      05/01/2019 – 12/31/2021

Owner           1st  Term

(Work) 507-312-0190 Email: tgulden@winonarenewableenergy.com

 

​​​​Glen Groth – Agriculture Winona Farm Bureau                  01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

 Farm Owner         3rd Term

Work  (507) 459-1956 Email:  Glengroth@gmail.com

 

​​​​​​Autumn Herber ExpressPros               01/01/2019 – 12/31/2021

Admin Employment Specialist         1st Term

Work (507)457-3311 Email: 

 

​​​​​​​TBD-Fill vacated term due to resignation– Healthcare             01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

   

​​​​​​​TBD -Fill vacated term   - Manufacturing           01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

 

​​​​​​​TBD - Fill vacated term of retired Board Member                         01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

                                                 

 

WORKFORCE REPRESENTATIVES

​​​​​​​Naomi Morris - County Gov’t Org. Labor 01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

202 W. Third St. Winona County Human Services   1st Term

Winona, MN 55987 Financial Supervisor

(Work) 507-457-6261 Union Member-Winona County Supervisor’s Union

(Cell) 507-313-4115 Email nmorris@co.winona.mn.us

 

​​​​​​​TBD-Fill vacted term of retired board member  Org. Labor 01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

 

​​​​​​​Heidi Smith      Non-Profit CBO - Barriers to Employment 01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

1053 E Mark St Winona ORC - Executive Director      2nd Term  Secretary

Winona, MN 55987 

(Work) 507-452-1855 ext. 115 Email: hssmith@winonaorc.org

 

TBD - joint labor-management registered apprenticeship program (required once established)



EDUCATION AND TRAINING

​​​​​Ann Riebel   Education Adult Education and Literacy 01/01/2019 – 12/31/2021

317 Market Street Winona Area Public Schools         1st Term

Winona, MN 55987    Community Education Director

 (Work) 507-494-0900 Email: ann.riebel@winona.k12.mn.us

 

​​​​​​​Teresa Grossell K12.com 01/01/2019-12/31/2021

Associate Program Coordinator,  Career Readiness Education 1st Term

(Work) 507-523-3339 Email:  tgrossell@K12.com

 

​​​​​​​Larry Lundblad    Education Higher Ed. Workforce Training 01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

1250 Homer Road MN State College Southeast            2nd Term

Winona, MN 55987 Interim President

(Winona) 507-453-2721

(Redwing) 651-385-6313 Email: larry.lundblad@southeastmn.edu


 

GOVERNMENTAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT         

​​​​​​Lucy McMartin   City Gov’t City of Winona 01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

207 Lafayette Director of Economic Development       1st Term

Winona, MN 55987 Local Economic Development

(Work) 507-457-8250 

(Cell) 507-450-6015 Email: lmcmartin@ci.winona.mn.us

 

​​​​​​​Gerry Krage – (Wagner-Peyser) 

1250 Homer Road, Suite 200 State of Minnesota       01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

Winona WorkForce Center Workforce Development Consultant

Winona, MN 55987                            Wagner Peyser

(Work) 507-205-6057

Email: gerry.krage@state.mn.us 

 

​​​​​​​Erin Main   - State Gov’t Vocational Rehab. Services       01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

2070 College View Rd E Rehabilitation Area Manager                 3rd Term

Rochester, MN 55904

(Cell) 612-741-9521

(Work) 507-923-2853 Email: erin.main@state.mn.us

 

OPTIONAL REPRESENTATION

​​​​​​​Fatima Said Project Fine                                  05/01/2019-12/31/2021

Executive Director

(Work) 507-452-4100 Email:

 

 Hamid Akbari Winona State University             06/01/2019-12/31/2021

Dean and Professor of Management, College of Business

(Work) 507-457-5014 Email:

  

REPORTING REPRESENTATIVE ATTENDEES

(Non-voting)

Josh Hessler DEED   01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

2070 College View Road East, Veterans Employment Representative (Southern MN)

Rochester MN 55904 Veteran Employment Services

(Work) 507-923-2825 Email:

 

LEO REPRESENTATIVE – WINONA COUNTY BOARD 

(Non-voting)

Commissioner Greg D. Olson Winona County 01/01/2018 – 12/31/2020

216 Grand Street Board of Commissioners

Winona, MN 55987

(Work) 507-450-9819

(Home) 507-474-6270 Email: golson@hbci.com

 

Commissions Chris Meyer Winona County Board of Commisioners

Email: 

 

WDB DIRECTOR

(Non-voting)

3)  Laura Pettersen Executive Director, Winona WDB

608-354-2125