June 2010 issue
page 3 of 7
SWWDC says goodbye to long time staff member Brandi Stewart–Wood
Brandi Stewart–Wood, SWWDC’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, is moving on after six years of service at the SWWDC. She has accepted a position with Point B Inc., a Portland–based management consulting firm specializing in strategic execution.
During her tenure at the SWWDC, Brandi was responsible for finding innovative ways to implement the SWWDC’s strategic goals for youth and education. She secured more than $2 million in new funds for Southwest Washington youth and workers to support their skill development and for employers to upskill employees. She was a key team member in the development and growth of nConnect NW, a new non–profit that connects students, educators and business in a variety of creative ways. Brandi also led the SWWDC’s Summer Youth Employment Program, putting together partners, resources and strategies that resulted in jobs for over 760 low–income youth last summer and fall.
“The list of Brandi’s accomplishments and contributions to the SWWDC is much too long to list here,” commented Lisa Nisenfeld, SWWDC Executive Director. “She has been instrumental in our development and has provided tremendous leadership for us.”
Says Stewart–Wood, “It was a tough decision as I have absolutely loved working at the SWWDC and with all of its workforce development, education, economic development, community, and business partners. My sincere thanks goes out to all of the people with whom I worked; I have learned something from each and everyone of you!”
Brandi’s last day at the SWWDC will be June 17. All are invited to a reception/party from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Brick House Bar and Grill located at 109 West 15th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660.
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