The Niagara County Workforce Investment Board today named Bonnie Rice as its new executive director.
The Workforce Development Board is a consortium comprised of a majority of private business leaders from the local community, as well as representatives from education, labor and community organizations.
“Bonnie Rice brings expert level knowledge of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and workforce development, and has worked in every program that she will administer,” said Joel Feuerman, chair of the Niagara County Workforce Development Board. “Her knowledge and experience will prove invaluable in ensuring Niagara County continues to provide businesses and job seekers with a universally accessible workforce development system.”
“Having worked with Bonnie for more than four years, I know she will do a great,” said Don Jablonski, director of Niagara County Employment and Training. “She has the full confidence of her peers, our business partners and our clients.”
Rice brings experience at two Fortune 500 companies as well as over 20 years of public sector experience in workforce employment and training programs as a Niagara County employee. She has a Master’s Degree in Education from Buffalo State College and was the recipient of the President’s Medal and Outstanding Master’s Project during her training.
Rice is a board member at large for the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals, a Nature Conservancy member for over 20 years, and a former treasurer of the Lewiston Community Lions Club.