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  • WIB to tour manufacturer at Aug. 14 meeting

    Aug 12, 2015 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Workforce Investment Board will tour local manufacturer Precision Shooting Equipment, 2727 N. Fairview Ave., as part of its Aug. 14 meeting.

    Precision Shooting Equipment (PSE) is the largest privately owned manufacturer of compound bows, target bows, crossbows, and traditional recurve bows the world. Founder Pete Shepley moved the company from Illinois to Tucson in 1982. The sprawling Tucson corporate offices, pro shop facilities and factory, where all PSE's compound bows are manufactured, fill an entire city block.

    At the meeting, which begins at 7:30 a.m., six new members will join the WIB. Lori Banzhaf is the executive vice president of the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce. Before joining the Chamber, she worked for Tucson Medical Center and Monsoon Marketing. She represents the governmental, economic, and community development sector.

    Danielle Duarte is an area manager with Nesco Resource Recruiting and HR Solutions. She has more than 11 years’ experience as a certified internet recruiter and was a 2011 “40 under 40” recipient. She represents the business sector.

    Deron Johnson works in human resources for Southwest Gas Corporation. Prior to joining Southwest Gas, he worked for Northwest Medical Center in Tucson and Partners Healthcare Systems in Boston. He represents the business sector.

    Jan Lesher is a deputy county administrator with Pima County. She served as chief of staff for operations for Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, overseeing the daily activities of the agency’s 230,000 employees and $52 billion budget. Prior to that, she was chief of staff when Napolitano was governor of Arizona. Lesher represents the governmental, economic, and community development sector.

    Jorge Rivero is the operations manager for ResCare Workforce Services. He operates the jobs program for the Department of Economic Security through a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families contract. He represents the governmental, economic, and community development sector serving TANF and business.

    Jay M. Slauter is the executive director of Tucson Youth Development. He joined TYD in 2002 as a youth opportunity program coordinator, quickly advancing to director of alternative education, school counselor and assistant principal. He represents the workforce sector serving out-of-school youth. 

    The Pima County Workforce Investment Board is appointed by the Pima County Board of Supervisors to provide recommendations on local workforce policy and oversight of the Pima County One-Stop Career Center. The board includes representatives of local businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions. 

    One-Stop works with employers in local growth, high-demand industry occupations to address their current and future workforce needs. 

    For more information, please visit the Workforce Investment Board online. Pima County Workforce Investment Board meetings are open to the public.