State Workforce Development Board
Workforce Services
35A-1-206 UCA
4 times per year
4 years
Per Diem And Expenses
McDonald, Nate

Roesser, Mahal

Amended 2018 General Session:

(1) There is created within the department the State Workforce Development Board in accordance with the provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, 29 U.S.C. Sec. 3101 et seq.
(2) The board shall consist of the following 39 members:
(a) the governor or the governor's designee;
(b) one member of the Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate;
(c) one representative of the House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;
(d) the executive director or the executive director's designee;
(e) the executive director of the Department of Human Services or the executive director's designee;
(f) the director of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation or the director's designee;
(g) the state superintendent of public instruction or the superintendent's designee;
(h) the commissioner of higher education or the commissioner's designee;
(i) the Utah System of Technical Colleges commissioner of technical education or the commissioner of technical education's designee;
(j) the executive director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development or the executive director's designee;
(k) the executive director of the Department of Veterans and Military Affairs or the executive director's designee; and
(l) the following members appointed by the governor:
(i) 20 representatives of business in the state, selected among the following:
(A) owners of businesses, chief executive or operating officers of businesses, or other business executives or employers with policymaking or hiring authority;
(B) representatives of businesses, including small businesses, that provide employment opportunities that include high-quality, work-relevant training and development in in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the state; and
(C) representatives of businesses appointed from among individuals nominated by state business organizations or business trade associations;
(ii) six representatives of the workforce within the state, which:
(A) shall include at least two representatives of labor organizations who have been nominated by state labor federations;
(B) shall include at least one representative from a registered apprentice program;
(C) may include one or more representatives from a community-based organization that has demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment, training, or educational needs of individuals with barriers to employment; and
(D) may include one or more representatives from an organization that has demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment, training, or education needs of eligible youth, including organizations that serve out of school youth; and
(iii) two elected officials that represent a city or a county.
(a) The governor shall appoint one of the appointed business representatives as chair of the board.
(b) The chair shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.
(a) The governor shall ensure that members appointed to the board represent diverse geographic areas of the state, including urban, suburban, and rural areas.
(b) A member appointed by the governor shall serve a term of four years and may be reappointed to one additional term.
(c) A member shall continue to serve until the member's successor has been appointed and qualified.
(d) Except as provided in Subsection (4)(e), as terms of board members expire, the governor shall appoint each new member or reappointed member to a four-year term.
(e) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection (4)(d), the governor shall, at the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of board members are staggered so that approximately one half of the board is appointed every two years.
(f) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement shall be appointed for the unexpired term.
(g) The executive director shall terminate the term of any governor-appointed member of the board if the member leaves the position that qualified the member for the appointment.
(5) A majority of members constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.
(a) A member of the board who is not a legislator may not receive compensation or benefits for the member's service, but may receive per diem and travel expenses as allowed in:
(i) Section 63A-3-106;
(ii) Section 63A-3-107; and
(iii) rules made by the Division of Finance according to Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107.
(b) Compensation and expenses of a member who is a legislator are governed by Section 36-2-2 and Legislative Joint Rules, Title 5, Legislative Compensation and Expenses.
(7) The department shall provide staff and administrative support to the board at the direction of the executive director.
(8) The board has the duties, responsibilities, and powers described in 29 U.S.C. Sec. 3111, including:
(a) identifying opportunities to align initiatives in education, training, workforce development, and economic development;
(b) developing and implementing the state workforce services plan described in Section 35A-1-207;
(c) utilizing strategic partners to ensure the needs of industry are met, including the development of expanded strategies for partnerships for in-demand occupations and understanding and adapting to economic changes;
(d) developing strategies for staff training;
(e) developing and improving employment centers; and
(f) performing other responsibilities within the scope of workforce services as requested by:
(i) the Legislature;
(ii) the governor; or
(iii) the executive director.



Board member Type Qualification Original Appointment Current Appointment Expiration
Angotti, Lisa Member Representing service industry 8/8/2018 08/08/2018 7/31/2022
Backlund, Max Member Small Employer representative 1/1/2020 01/01/2020 6/30/2021
Boyd, James C. Member Small Employer Representative 8/1/2015 07/01/2019 7/1/2023
Brailsford, Carl J. Member Employee Organization UT-AFL-CIO 10/1/2015 10/01/2019 10/1/2023
Brush, Darin Member Exec. Director, Office of Rehabilitation 5/1/2015 05/01/2015 N/A
Carlson, Joseph Member Large Employer Representative 9/12/2017 09/12/2017 9/12/2021
Carruth, Blair Member Commissioner of Higher Education designee 7/1/2014 07/01/2014 N/A
Dansie Jones, Sara Member Business representative 2/12/2020 02/12/2020 2/12/2024
Dickson, Sydnee Member Superintendent of Public Education 6/23/2016 06/23/2016 N/A
Ellis Graham, Tannen L. Member Business Representative in Urban Area 5/1/2018 05/01/2018 5/1/2022
Flake, Bryan K. Member Small Employer Representative 9/12/2017 09/12/2017 9/12/2021
Garbe, Elizabeth M. Member Community Based Organization 4/1/2015 11/01/2017 11/1/2021
Gilbert, Joey Member Employee Organization 7/1/2013 07/01/2017 6/30/2021
Gray, David K. Member Representing large employer 8/8/2018 08/08/2018 7/31/2022
Hart, Ben Member GOED designee 3/1/2017 03/01/2017 3/1/2021
Harter, Gary Member Veteran Affairs Representative 7/1/2013 07/01/2013 N/A
Hopkins, Deanna A. Member Large Employer Representative 6/1/2011 07/01/2019 7/1/2023
Jackson III, James Member Business representative 2/12/2020 02/12/2020 2/12/2024
Lehnhof, Lance Member Small Employer Representative 8/1/2014 07/01/2018 6/30/2022
Lewis, Diane E. Member Employee Organization 1/1/2015 01/01/2019 1/1/2023
Maloy, A. Cory Member representative of the House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; 5/1/2019 05/01/2019 N/A
Martines, Anthony L. Member Local Elected Official 8/15/2019 08/15/2019 3/1/2020
McKay, Kari Member Business representative from Moab 8/15/2019 08/15/2019 8/15/2023
Milne, Shawn B. Member Local Elected Official 8/8/2018 08/08/2018 3/21/2020
Montoya, Thomas Member Representative of business 8/15/2019 08/15/2019 8/30/2020
Newell, Shawn E. Member Business Representative from Salt Lake City 8/15/2019 08/15/2019 8/31/2023
Nielsen, Connie Member Employee Organization--OPEIU-AFL-CIO 2/10/2010 07/01/2018 6/30/2022
Pierpont, Jon Member Exec. Director of Workforce Service 4/2/2013 04/02/2013 N/A
Prewett, Roger L. Member Business representative from Saratoga Springs 2/13/2020 02/13/2020 2/13/2024
Ralphs, Megen A. Chair Large Employer Representative 11/1/2015 11/01/2017 10/31/2021
Rigby, Bruce G. Member Business representative in Nibley 10/1/2015 10/01/2019 10/1/2023
Stohl, Lana Member Human Services designee 10/1/2013 10/01/2013 N/A
Strathman, Beth Member Business Representative 3/1/2016 03/01/2016 6/30/2020
Tueller, Patricia M. Member Representing tech industry 8/8/2018 08/08/2018 7/31/2022
Worthington, Jeffrie C. Member Employee Organization--UT-AFL-CIO 2/12/2018 02/12/2018 2/12/2022