Workforce Development

Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board

The Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board oversees workforce and business services planning and policy development for Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, and Warren counties. By law, the majority of the Board, the Chair and Vice Chair must represent the private sector. Other members represent local government, community-based organizations, employment related agencies, apprenticeship, and educational organizations. The Board is committed to making the Kerr-Tar region a great place to have a business, to find educated and skilled employees and a great place for job seekers to find the programs and training that will make them well qualified employees.

Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Consortium Board

The Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Consortium provides for representation of elected officials in the local area’s approach to carrying out the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.  The Consortium partners  with the Workforce Development Board in providing policy guidance and oversight with respect to the local workforce development system.

Sidney Dunston

Sidney Dunston, Representative
Franklin County


Timothy Karan, Representative
Granville County


David Newell, Representative
Person County

Terry Garrison

Terry Garrison, Representative
Vance County


Victor Hunt, Representative
Warren County


Derrick Sims, Chair, Safety Manager
US Flue Cured Tobacco

Dexter Williams, 1st Vice Chair, Sr. Recruiter
CenturyLink Communications


Eva McDougal, 2nd Vice Chair, Nurse Consultant


Walter Bartlett, President
Piedmont Community College

Debra Harlow, ABE Coordinator
Piedmont Community College


Hal Muetzel, Owner
Express Personnel

Jeff Tingen, Regional Human Resources Manager
Altec Industries

Zac Seger, Director of Manufacturing Operations
Captive Aire

Ginnie Currin, Director
Granville Chamber of Commerce


J. PhillipBetts,
Isiah 58 - Jobs for Life Cornerstone Church


Dorwin Howard, Board Member
Granville Education Foundation


Fred Keller, Manager of Member Services
Wake Electric


Monica Satterwhite, Manager
Oxford NC Works Career Center


Gordon Agingu, Regional Manager
Vocational Rehabilitation


Nikki Ward, Human Resources Manager

Chris Roark, President
CWA Local 3632


John Alston, Owner
A & S Pest Control


Harry Mills, Director
Granville County Economic Development

Workforce Development Board Staff

Vincent Gilreath   Workforce Development Board Director
Lou Grillo   Business Services Representative
Ben Foti   Youth Programs Coordinator
Deborah Cozart   Performance & Accountability Coordinator
Kelly Hundley   Talent Development Specialist