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Worthington National Bank

 

2015 STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Deborreh WallaceTarrant County College District
Dr. Jennifer Hawkins
5901 Fitzhugh Ave
Fort Worth, TX  76119
(817) 515-2506

Dr. Jennifer Hawkins has served Tarrant County College for over seven years. As Director of Corporate Services, she collaborates with area businesses and industry to provide solutions to the workforce needs in Tarrant County. Most recently, she served as a Coordinator of Special Projects in Corporate Services, where she managed the grants department. In this position, Dr. Hawkins collaborated with area businesses, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, the Texas Workforce Commission, and community organizations to establish working relationships in order to address the community’s employment needs and the recruitment/retention needs of local employers. Under her leadership, the team has successfully completed grants including the Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development Fund (SDF) Manufacturing/Logistics Consortium Grant for $412,424 and the Ch. 133 Apprenticeship Program for $276,962. Her team was also awarded an SDF Aerospace Consortium Grant for $1,752,533 and an SDF HCA North Texas Division Grant for $1,832,230.

Prior to serving as Coordinator, Dr. Hawkins held the position of Instructor/Counselor of Special Projects and Adjunct Instructor for both credit and continuing education courses at Tarrant County College. Prior to joining TCC, she worked with Human Resource Law and established TEA compliant homeschool curriculum for junior high and high school students. Dr. Hawkins currently serves on the Workforce Improvement Committee with Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County. She strongly believes that the community benefits from the union of its citizens, businesses and educational systems. 

Dr. Hawkins holds a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology both from Texas Wesleyan University. She is a lifetime member of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology at Texas Wesleyan University as well as a member of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, International. Her certifications include DDI facilitator, ESL facilitator, and Microsoft Office facilitator.

  

Deborreh WallaceTMAC
Deborreh Wallace
202 E. Border Street
Arlington, Texas 76010
(817) 272-5922

Deborreh serves as Customer Relations Manager for the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center at the Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI). She has worked with the University of Texas at Arlington/ARRI Small Business Extension Centers since 1995.

She is the Secretary and Program Chair for the Manufacturers Association of North Texas, and is the founding Chair of the Texas Alliance of Manufacturers Associations. She serves as the Chair of the Advisory Council at the City of Fort Worth Business Assistance Center; is a member of the Fort Worth Chamber Local Business Advisory Council, and was recently appointed to the Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County’s Workforce Improvement committee.

Prior to joining TMAC, Deborreh worked in engineering support functions in telecom manufacturing and environmental consulting in the greater Los Angeles area. She also held positions with the Harvey Mudd College of Engineering Alumni Office in Claremont, CA. and the Cal-Poly Admissions office in Pomona, California. She was a member of the Superior Court System lower bench staff in King County Washington, mentoring and training other courtroom clerks and advising new judicial appointments in administrative procedures. Deborreh also held several administrative positions within the Boeing Company including its corporate classified library.

 

Amber GosserWorkforce Solutions for Tarrant County
Amber Gosser
1320 S. University Drive, Suite 600
Fort Worth, Texas 76017
(817) 804-4255

Amber serves as the Business Services Director for Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, which is the Tarrant County Workforce Development Board under the direction of the Texas Workforce Commission.  With over 10 years experience in the workforce development arena,  Amber works with more than 30,000 business throughout the county to assist with recruiting and training needs by providing technical and financial assistance. 

As manager of the Life Sciences Industry Sector for the workforce board, Amber serves on the board for the Center for Competitive Workforce for the Arlington Chamber and served as a board member for more than five years for the North Central Texas Workforce Development Board.

 

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