Business Services Committee

Mission of The Committee

The Business Services Committee works with business and industry to identify their workforce needs. The Committee oversees the dissemination of labor market information; develops strategies to address short and long-term requirements for skills; and directs strategies for building a comprehensive, regional system for occupational advancement, career ladders and worker retraining.

The Committee makes recommendations to the Board for funding and program priorities and identifies opportunities for collaboration and leveraging of resources.

Committee Members

NameTitleRepresentsBoard Member
Mr. William Crow
Chair
President
Virginia Ship Repair Association
BusinessYes
Dr. Edna Baehre-Kolovani
Vice Chair
President
Tidewater Community College
Community CollegesYes
Ms. Jennifer AmickNo
Ms. Andrea ArnettNo
Mr. Chris BaileyCOO
Highground Services
BusinessYes
Mr. John E. Barrett, IIICEO
Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center
BusinessYes
Mr. Randy BetzNo
Mr. Jerome C. Brinker, Jr.No
Mr. Rick BrooksVirginia Registered ApprenticeshipApprenticeshipYes
Mr. Hosey BurgessNorfolk/Portsmouth Manager/ Office Director
Virginia Employment Commission
Virginia Employment
Commission
Yes
Mr. William DocalovichDirector
Trade Services Newport News Shipbuilding
BusinessYes
Ms. Claire DorseyNo
Dr. Renee Felts
Mr. Johnny GarciaFounder and CEO
SimIS, Inc.
BusinessYes
Mr. Von GilbreathNo
Ms. Sylvia HainesNo
Mr. Levell HairstonInternational Paper, Franklin MillBusinessYes
Ms. L'Tanya JohnsonNo
Mr. Whitney Lester Director of Business Development VersAbility ResourcesCommunity Based OrganizationYes
Mr. Mike LulofsSenior Director of Human Resources
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America
BusinessYes
Dr. Corey McCrayNo
Mr. William L. Nusbaum, Esq.Partner
Williams Mullen
BusinessYes
Mr. Ron RitterPresident
On Point, LLC
Yes
Mr. Steve SanchezChief Operating Officer
NSC Technologies Worldwide
BusinessYes
Mr. Jerry StewartNo
Ms. Kristi SutphinNo
Ms. Toi WilsonNo
Toi Wilson
Ms. Martha WrightNo