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PDB Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow Workshop

March 21, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am


A half-day workshop discussion that covers workforce development among business leaders in Portage County as we improve the economic base. Join the Portage Development Board with a few of Portage County’s workforce development business leaders, who have helped to maintain and improve the economic base in Portage.

Learn how workforce development empowers and connects individuals and businesses to collectively grow the economic stability of the Portage County community. A light breakfast to be provided.

Who should attend:

Business Leaders, including:

  • Executive Directors
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Workforce Administrators
  • Employment Service Specialists


Economic Development Organization Board and Staff:

  • Economic Development Leaders
  • Talent Ecosystem
  • Innovation Ecosystem
  • DE&I Ecosystem
  • Philanthropy
  • Non-profit Board Members
  • Media


  • Dr. Justin Edwards, Executive Director: Kent State University Career Exploration & Development
  • Shon Christy, President: Shon Christy Social Media
  • Hank Gibson, Chief of Probation: Adult Probation Office of Portage County
  • Tamera Hunter, Chief Executive Officer: Townhall II
  • Barbara Campbell, Executive Director: The Dalton Foundation- reLink Medical
  • Katrina Kohout, Provider Support Coordinator: The Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • Shannon Lepri, Director of Vocational and Transition Programming: KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center
  • Tiffany Jones, Community Employment Coordinator: The Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities




March 21, 2023
7:30 am - 11:00 am


Lydia Pope


Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center
215 S Depeyster St
Kent, OH 44240 United States
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