Chief Elected Officials Board


Region I

Cherokee, Labette & Neosho

Robert Bever

Montgomery County Commissioner

Region II

Chautauqua, Elk & Montgomery

Les McGhee

Anderson County Commissioner

Region III

Anderson, Allen, Wilson & Woodson

Bonnie (Rob) Robberts

Miami County


Region IV

Miami, Linn, Bourbon & Crawford

CEOB Chair – Executive Team

Robert (Bob) Saueressig

Coffey County Commissioner

Region V

Coffey, Greenwood & Lyon

Responsibilities of the CEOs under WIOA include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Determine the size and membership of the LWDB, based upon the criteria established by WIOA, and appoint members to the local board.
  • Serve as grant recipient and assume fiscal liability for grant funds for WIOA Title I adult, dislocated worker and youth activities; as well as other such federal or state workforce funds as may be awarded.
  • Approve budgets for carrying out the responsibilities of the Local Board.
  • Provide comprehensive oversight of the activities of the Local Board.
  • Ensure that local area partnerships are functioning effectively.

In partnership with the Local Board:

  • Participate in the development of the Local Area Plan.
  • Conduct oversight of the One-Stop delivery system, youth activities, and employment and training activities.
  • Select One-Stop operators and eligible service providers and oversee compliance and continuance improvement (may subsequently terminate these for cause).
  • Agree on Memorandums of Understanding between the Local Board and the One-Stop operator(s).
  • Negotiate and reach agreement on performance standards and any additional local performance measures.

In partnership with the Governor:

  • Agree on whether the Local Board may provide core services, intensive service, or both.
  • Agree on whether the Local Board may serve as a One-Stop operator.
  • Negotiate waiver requests as needed.

Local Workforce Development Board

Jennifer Augustine

VR Regional Manager

DCF – Vocational Rehabilitation

Lacie Bohr

Regional Operations Manager

Department of Commerce

Lisa Brumbaugh


ESU Small Business Development Center

Sam Budreau

HR Director

Monarch Cement Company

Mark Doebele

Asst. General Manager

4 Rivers Electric Co-op

Brenda Krumm

Dean of Outreach & Workforce Development

Neosho County Community College

Executive Team

Megan Leigh

HR Professional

First Option Bank

Executive Team – Chair

Ron Marrone


Marrone’s, Inc.

Darin Mason

Training Director

Topeka JATC

Executive Team – Vice-Chair

Gary Mattson

HR Director

Kansas Crossing Casino

Coralie Owens

HR Manager

Norfolk Iron & Metal Co.

Connor Phillips

Director of Programming

Jobs for America’s Graduates – Kansas

Bill Ritter

Assistant Business Manager


Leo Sievert

HR Director

Sanderson Pipe

Brad Tiedemann

Operations Manager

Doherty Steel, Inc.

Karen Ulanski

Director of Adult Education

Paola Adult Education Center

Executive Team

Mike Wolownik

Business Representative

Plumbers and Pipeline Local 441

The purpose of the Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) is to:

  • Provide strategic and operational oversight in collaboration with the required and additional partners and stakeholders to help develop and comprehensive and high-quality workforce development system in the local area and larger planning region.
  • Assist in the achievement of the State’s strategic and operational vision and goals as outlined in the Unified State Plan or Combined State Plan.
  • Maximize and continue to improve the quality of services, customer satisfaction, and effectiveness of the services provided.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Acts vision for the Local WDB is to serve as a strategic leader and convener of local workforce development system stakeholders. The Local WDB partners with employers and the workforce development system to develop policies and investments that support public workforce system strategies that support regional economies, the development of effective approaches including local and regional sector partnerships and career pathways, and high quality, customer centered service delivery and service delivery approaches.

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