Board of Directors

Workforce Solutions Capital Area (WFS Capital Area) is led by a board of directors comprised of volunteer community leaders representing business, education, labor, economic development, community-based organizations, and government.

Cesiah Kessler

Nancy Fairchild
Vice Chair
Luminex Corporation

Kwee Lan Teo 
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

A - D | E - J | K - Z | Elected Officials

Gail Acuna

St. David's HealthCare

Robert Alexander

Texas Workforce Solutions, Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Edna Ramon Butts

Austin Independent School District

David Colligan

City of Austin, Economic Development Department

Charles Cook

Austin Community College District

Joseph Cooper

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 286

Mark Curry 

Wells Fargo 

Susan Dawson 

E3 Alliance

Sandy Dochen 


E - J

Nancy Fairchild

Luminex Corporation

Marie Felan 


Michelle Friesenhahn 

Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems

Joene Grissom  

Grissom & Associates

Bill Imhoff, III 

Intertech Flooring

K - Z

Cesiah Kessler  


Wayne Knox

Hutson-Tillotson University

Lawrence Lyman

Travis County Health and Human Services

Thomas Miranda 

Sparkovation Advisors

Melanie Moore

The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas

James Mulhall

Tokyo Electron

Joel Mullins

Texas Workforce Commission

Michael Murphy

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - #520

Adrian Neely

Triad Building Maintenance

John Newman

Athena Manufacturing

Esther Pomeleo-Fowler


Kwee Lan Teo

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Ardina Washington


Elected Officials

Judge Sarah Eckhardt 

Travis County

Mayor Steve Adler

City of Austin

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

WFS Capital Area Board of Directors Meetings are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of every other month at 6505 Airport Blvd, Ste 101-E, Austin, TX 78752 (unless otherwise noted on agendas and public notices).

Board of Directors Portal

2018 Board Of Directors Meeting Dates


  Date Agenda
  Thursday, January 18, 2018 2018Jan18JointBoardAgenda.pdf
  Wednesday, February 28, 2018 2018Feb28BoardMeetingAgenda.pdf
  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2018Apr25BoardMeetingAgenda.pdf
  Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2018June27BoardMeetingAgenda.pdf
  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2018August29BoardMeetingAgenda.pdf
  Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2018October31BoardMeetingAgenda.pdf
  Wednesday, December 12, 2018  

Workforce Solutions Capital Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available, upon request, to persons with disabilities. Relay Texas: 1.800.735.2989 (TDD) / 711 (Voice).

Equal Opportunity is the Law