Competitiveness Council
Acting as the leadership committee for the Oh-Penn Interstate Region, the Competitiveness Council consists of representatives from each of the Workforce Investment Areas (WIAs) in the areas of Business, Economic Development, Education, Labor and Workforce Development.  Currently members serving on the Council are:
Ohio WIA 17 – Mahoning & Columbiana Training Association (MCTA)
  • Business Representative – Michael Garvey, President, M-7 Technologies
  • Economic Development Representative – Rachel McCartney, Community Development Program Manager, Eastgate Regional Council of Governments
  • Education Representative – Ronald Chordas, Director YSU Metro College, Youngstown State University
  • Labor Representative – James Burgham, Representative, IBEW Local 64
  • Workforce Development Representative – Bert Cene, Director, Mahoning & Columbiana Training Association
Ohio WIA 18 – Trumbull County Department of Job and Family Services (TCDJFS)
  • Business Representative – John Moliterno, President & CEO, Pegasus Printing Group
  • Economic Development Representative – Sarah Boyarko, Business Development Manager, Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber
  • Education Representative – Dr. Robert Sines, Interm Dean, Kent State Trumbull Campus
  • Labor Representative – Eric Davis, Training Director with JATC, IBEW Local 573
  • Workforce Development Representative – William Turner, WIA/One-Stop Administrator, Trumbull County Department of Job and Family Services
Pennsylvania WIA NW145 – West Central Job Partnership (WCJP)
  • Business Representative – Therese McShea, Business Development Manager, R.A.R. Engineering Group
  • Economic Development Representative – Larry Reichard, Executive Director, Penn-Northwest Development Corporation
  • Education Representative – Rachel Martin, Director, Mercer County Career Center
  • Labor Representative – Frank Telesz Jr., Business Manager, IBEW Local 712
  • Workforce Development Representative – Samuel Giannetti, Executive Director of Workforce Development, West Central Job Partnership