WDB Hosts 33th Annual Meeting, Honors Business and Aspire Award Recipients

  • Chynna McNair with her Aspire Award.
    Chynna McNair

Madison, Wisc. – November 3, 2017 – The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW) honored 5 individuals with is Aspire Awards and 2 business leaders with the Making a Difference Awards during the organization’s 33rd Annual Board of Directors Meeting and Luncheon on November 2.

The Aspire Award honors individuals for outstanding success and achievements in South Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Area’s workforce development programs that are offered in collaboration with the Workforce Development Board, WorkSmart Network and partners. Nominees for the award demonstrated the motivation and persistence needed to overcome obstacles to reach their career goals.

The recipients of the 2017 Aspire Award include:

  • Alvaro Castellanos Martinez (not pictured)
  • Chynna McNair
  • Vincent Ponti
  • Aurelio Rosas
  • Ari Williams

The Board also recognized two business leaders with the 2017 Making a Difference Award. Since 1994, the award has served as an expression of gratitude and acknowledgement of the special efforts area businesses and leaders dedicate to help the Workforce Development Board build and implement workforce solutions for their industries as a whole.

This year the Making a Difference Award was presented to:

  • Bridgett Willey – Director of Allied Health Education and Career Pathways at UW Health
  • Margaret Leitinger – Vice President at Spherion

Dr. Jack Daniels, III, President of Madison College, delivered the keynote presentation on a trailblazing approach to education and workforce development.

About Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin

The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW) is a private, 503(c)(3) nonprofit organization that collaborates with businesses and workforce in the Wisconsin counties of Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Marquette, and Sauk with a mission to build public and private partnerships that support innovation and excellence in workforce development.