EmployIndy is restructuring its leadership team. Marion County's work force investment board says the moves include Nicole Thompson transitioning to chief operating officer and the hiring of Steven Wakolbinger as chief financial officer.

April 22, 2015

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — EmployIndy, the Workforce Investment Board for Marion County, has announced the restructuring of its leadership and management team. These changes include Nicole Thompson transitioning into the role of chief operating officer as well as the addition of Steven Wakolbinger as chief financial officer.

In her new role as COO, Mrs. Thompson will oversee operations and development, as well as the Hire Up program and the newly created director of quality and initiatives position which will be filled by Scott Johnson, who transitions from out-of-school youth programs manager. Nicole Thompson has been with EmployIndy for more than five years, most recently as the vice president of development and administration. The reorganization also elevates Susie Howard to senior director of Hire Up.

Joining EmployIndy is Steven Wakolbinger as the chief financial officer, who since 2009 has served as senior manager of corporate finance for ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft in Danville, IL. Mr. Wakolbinger brings 33 years of financial management experience to EmployIndy including vice president and controller roles. Wakolbinger’s first day will be May 4th, 2015.

Leigh Anne Downes elevates to vice president of business partnerships and will continue to oversee both the business solutions and recruiting services. Ms. Downes has been with EmployIndy since October, 2014. Finally, William Miller will transition to director of WIOA transition from director of youth and governance. Miller, who will retire in August, 2015 will oversee the implementation of the new, federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which goes into effect in July.

About EmployIndy

EmployIndy is a Marion County nonprofit organization that provides expertise, identifies tools and prioritizes resources to develop, create or find the best talent needed to power the Marion County economy. Guided by a 27-member board composed of business, civic, education and nonprofit community leaders, EmployIndy guides the investment of public and private funds to meet the needs of Indianapolis businesses and residents. Formed in 1983, EmployIndy is led by president and CEO Brooke Huntington. For more information visit www.EmployIndy.org or view the 2013-2014 Report to the Community.

Source: EmployIndy

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