Kasich Announces Executive Workforce Board

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In an effort to reform Ohio's workforce development system, Governor John Kasich announced members of the  Governor's Executive Workforce Board Monday.   

The board will put in recommendations on the best way to organize the existing 77 workforce programs across 13 state agencies.

The majority of the board directly represents private-industry business, but also local government and higher education.

Three of the board's 25 members represent Fairfield County, Jackson County and Jefferson County.

Dennis Franks, of Stoutsville, serves as a representative of career technical schools. He is the superintendent of Pickaway Ross Career and Techonology Center.

John Komor, of Jackson, serves as a representative of the food industry. Komor is the plant manager of the General Mills plant in Wellston, Ohio.

State Senator Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) serves as an Ohio Senate-appointed member of the board. 

The appointments of the board are effective immediately and the board will be chaired by the CEO of InChord Communications, Blane Walter.