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Sandoval appoints Woodbeck as DETR director

By ThisIsReno

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE

CARSON CITY — Governor Brian Sandoval has named Frank Woodbeck as Director of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.  Woodbeck will begin his new job on October 3rd.

“Frank’s extensive experience collaborating between workforce development initiatives and economic development make him a uniquely qualified and capable individual to serve as DETR Director,” Governor Sandoval said.  “We need leaders working hard everyday to bring new business to Nevada and get our fellow Nevadans back to work.  Frank’s background will provide an important voice in the discussion.”

Woodbeck is currently the Director of Las Vegas Operations and Workforce Initiatives for the Nevada Commission on Economic Development, where he is responsible for economic development activity in coordination with the local development authorities in southern Nevada and for providing advice and guidance to create employment and training opportunities for new and emerging companies throughout the state.   He was previously a strategic consultant on workforce initiatives for DETR.

AB449 of the 2011 Legislative session puts the Director of DETR on the new Economic Development Board as a non-voting member.

As former Commissioner on the Nevada Commission on Economic Development, Woodbeck has been a regional general manager and consultant for Lakeshore Media LLC and a Vice President with ABC Radio Networks.

A graduate of the University of Buffalo, Woodbeck is a member of the Nevada Education Foundation’s Ready for Life Committee on Youth, a Board Member on the Nevada Energy Assistance Corporation, and a member of the Nevada Broadband Taskforce.