The PTRC is monitoring COVID-19 and incorporating operational modifications as needed to protect the citizens we serve, our members, our partners, and our staff.  Our office will re-open on Monday, May 18th to staff, however, the office is still closed to visitors without a prior appointment.   Where applicable, meetings will continue to be held via teleconference. Staff will be available via phone and email. More

WDB Bylaws

Board Membership

Executive Committee Members are:

  • Darren Poole, Chair
  • Andrew Egbert, Vice Chair
  • Trent Cockerham, Immediate Past Chair
  • Fred Bazemore
  • Teresa Pardue

 The following people serve on the Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board:

 Board Member Name  Category or representation
 Darren Poole, Vice President & Chief Safety Officer
  EVO Corporation

 Small Business, Chair, Forsyth

 Andrew Egbert, Vice President/Owner
  Reynolda Manufacturing

 Joint Labor - Registered Apprenticeship Program,

  Vice Chair, Yadkin

 Lenard Bluitt, Jr., Owner
  The Bluitt Agency Allstate Insurance Company
 Small Business, Forsyth
 W. Trent Cockerham, President & CEO
  Hospice of the Piedmont
 Business, Forsyth
 Laura Harrell, Human Resource Manager
  Adele Knits
 Business, Forsyth 
 Nancy Johnston, Executive Director
  NC Biotechnology Center
 Business Forsyth
 Evan Raleigh, Director, Office of Business Inclusion
  & Advancement, City of Winston-Salem
 Business Community Development, Forsyth
 Lisa Tillman, Recruiter
  The Resource
 Business, Forsyth

 Orlando Poteat, Human Resource Manager

  Gildan Activewear

 Business, Rockingham
 Monica Jackson-Buxton, Human Resource Manager
  Parkdale America
 Business, Stokes

 Samantha Coleman, Owner

  Anchored - Sweet Treats & Savory Eats

 Small Business, Surry
 Andrew Wright, VP Existing Business Services
  Surry Economic Development Partnership
 Business, Surry 
 Alvin Warwick, Manager AFL/CIO
  IBEW, Local Union 342
 Labor Organization, Forsyth
 Vernon Gammon, Secretary & Treasurer
  Teamsters, Union #391
 Labor Organization, Rockingham
 Fred Bazemore, Program & Agency Operations Director
  Experiment in Self-Reliance
 Community Based Organization,  Forsyth
 Sherry Carpenter, Vice President of Workforce Development, 
  Goodwill Industries of NWNC, Inc.
 Community Based Organization, Forsyth
 Carolyn McManamy, President
  Davie County Chamber of Commerce
 Economic Development, Davie
 Dr. Sydney Richardson, Dean, College & Career Readiness
  Forsyth Technical Community College
 Adult Education and Literacy Activities
  under WIOA Title II, Forsyth 
 Dr. Mark Kinlaw, President
  Rockingham Community College
 Higher Education, Rockingham
 Teresa Pardue, CSE & IM Supervisor
  Yadkin County Department of Social Services
 Government Agency
 Toni King, Unit Manager
  Vocational Rehabilitation

 Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  under WIOA Title I

 Tony Mizzi, Career Center Manager, NCWorks Career Center
NC Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Solutions
Wagner-Peyser Act 


The Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Program is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.