Our Leadership

Our Board of Directors

A 29 member Board made up of business and community leaders chaired by Gracie Vega with Gaylord Texans Resort & Convention Center works in partnership with the Workforce Governing Board (WGB), which is composed of Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker, Arlington Mayor Jim Ross and Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, to oversee Workforce services in Tarrant County. Board meeting dates can be found below or on our events page.

Workforce Governing Board

Mayor Mattie Parker

Fort Worth

Mayor Jim Ross


Judge Glen Whitley

Tarrant County

Workforce Development Board

Gracie Vega

Board Chair
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Tyrone Taylor

Six Flags Over Texas

Joan Grigsby

Second Vice-Chair
Tarrant Literacy Convention

Mark Barberena

UAW Joint Training

Lillie Biggins

YWCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth

Dr. Marcelo Cavazos

Arlington ISD

Carlos M. De La Torre

The De La Torre Companies

Mike Doyle

Cornerstone Assistance Network

Marry Farris

Health & Human Services

Mike Gerro

Frost Bank

Jon Gustafson

Lockheed Martin

Dr. Marie Holliday

Sundance Square Dentist

Deb Jones

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

David Klein

Klein Tools

Dr. Jacque Lambiase

Texas Christian University

Jennifer Limas

Girls Inc. of Tarrant County

Jerletha McDonald

Early Learning Alliance

Keith Muskrat

Talon Industries

Rosa Navejar

The Rios Group

Bruce Payne

City of Arlington - Economic Dev.

Jeff Postell

Post L Group, LLC

Vickie Powell


Buddy Puente

Southwest Office Systems

Dr. Di Ann Sanchez

DAS HR Consulting

Leslie Scott

Mother Parker's Tea & Coffee

Michael Smith


Robert Teran

TC Central Labor Council AFL-CIO

Raymond Todd

Texas Workforce Commission

Estrus Tucker

Historic Como Preservation Council

Judy McDonald

WSTC, Executive Director