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  Franklin County
Timothy  Karan  Granville County
David Newell  Person County
Terry Garrison  Vance County
Victor Hunt  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 Mutzel, 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
MetoKote

Chris Roark, President
CWA Local 3632

John Alston, Owner
A & S Pest Control

Ronnie Goswick, Director
Franklin County Economic Development Commission

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