Holly Schroeder named chair of the L.A. County Workforce Development Board

Holly Schroeder, President & CEO Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation. Dan Watson/The Signal

Holly Schroeder, president and CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., has been selected by fellow Workforce Development board commissioners to serve as chair of the L.A. County Workforce Development Board.

Schroeder has more than 25 years of management experience and executive experience in private sector, governmental and nonprofit organizations.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and French from St. Olaf College, she went on to pursue a master’s degree in applied information management from the University of Oregon.

Schroeder has served as president and CEO of SCVEDC for seven years, and was appointed to the WDB by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose 5th District includes the SCV, as a business representative.

“There has never been a more important time for Santa Clarita Valley businesses to have representation on the Workforce Development Board,” Schroeder said in a prepared statement. “It is an honor to serve as chair, and I look forward to continuing my work, helping to ensure a strong and resilient workforce in greater L.A. County.”

Other appointed officers include Darrel Sauceda as vice chair and Lola Smallwood Cuevas as secretary/treasurer. 

Per the WDB’s bylaws, each officer is set to serve a two-year term that started in September and is expected to end by March 2022.

The L.A. County WDB is one of 45 local workforce development boards in California, certified by the governor to provide policy and oversight to the second-largest local workforce development area in California, which services approximately 4 million residents, 58 of the 88 cities and approximately 150 unincorporated communities within L.A. County. 

For more information, visit the WDB website at workforce.lacounty.gov/wdb.

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