Tim Spires Elected To National Association Of Workforce Development Professionals Board

Monday, February 04, 2013

The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) announced the election of Tim Spires to its Board of Directors.  Mr. Spires will represent Region 4 which comprises of southeastern states Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

 

Tim Spires, CWDP, is the CEO of the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association.

Spires also has 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, including human resources and training in domestic and global operations. He has been responsible for the start-up of new organizations, including hiring and training of all personnel, development of workforce structure and policy, and start-up management. He serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Tennessee in its MBA program.  Mr. Spires has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.

 

With sustained high unemployment and budget challenges, workforce development plays a significant role in the economic recovery of the nation.   The NAWDP Board of Directors work together to identify, implement and promote policies, programs and education that will improve the effectiveness of the workforce system and ensure professionalism in those who work in the profession.

 

“Tim exemplifies the degree of professionalism and commitment to excellence that America needs” said NAWDP Executive Director, Bridget Brown.  “He is an innovative leader with vast experience in creating successful relationships and partnerships that enhance services and promote quality improvement.  We are fortunate to have such an outstanding professional on our Board.”

 

Members of the NAWDP Board of Directors serve without compensation or reimbursement of expenses.  They contribute their time and resources to advance the profession of workforce development, both for the benefit of the NAWDP members they represent and society as a whole.


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