The Northwest Missouri Workforce Development Board in partnership with North Central Missouri College has announced Brent Stevens as its new Executive Director. Brent has worked for the NWWDB since 2015 and prior to moving into the director role, served as the Program Operation Manager and the Equal Opportunity Officer.
Lisa Hostetler who has served the NWWDB since 2006 has announced her retirement.
NWWDB Board Chair Gregg Roberts stated “We want to thank Lisa for her leadership and acknowledge the success we have realized as one of the top-performing workforce regions in the state. She has always fought for our 18-county region to make sure we were in the best position for success. She has been an outstanding director and we owe her tremendous gratitude. “
Roberts said “We are pleased to announce Brent Stevens has been selected as the next Executive Director of the Northwest Workforce Development Board. Brent has developed a strong background in all areas of workforce development within our region and currently handles the compliance and implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. His working relationship with our program partners and Missouri state leadership will be instrumental in continuing our regional success and executing the board’s strategic plan. We are fortunate to have someone with Brent’s strong character and the leadership required to address the future needs of our region.”
Brent begins his duties as Executive Director on December 1, 2020.
The Northwest Workforce Development Board is an appointed group of community leaders responsible for developing and directing employment-related opportunities in the 18 counties of Northwest Missouri. Our goal is an economically self-sufficient, productive, and skilled workforce through partnerships with the community, business, and the workforce. The board is certified by the Governor to set policy, guide implementation, and provide oversight to the local workforce development system. North Central Missouri College serves as the administrative entity for the Northwest Missouri Workforce Development Board.