Job Brief

April 2019 ι VOLUME 10 ι ISSUE 2
Youth Expo
Elaine Wade, Board member
Youth Expo
Bill Ard, Board member
New Board Members
Two new members have been appointed to the Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board in April. Elaine Wade, Texas Works Program Manager for Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), will represent the Public Assistance sector on the board. Wade has an in-depth background in public workforce programs including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). She has managed staff responsible for determining eligibility for assistance in addition to monitoring her unit's budgets, research, and preparing complex analyses and reports.

Bill Ard, Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Assistant Integrated Services Area Manager (ISAM), is the new board member for Southeast Texas representing Public Employment. Ard provides consultative services and technical assistance for several workforce areas in the state in addition to coordinating administrative issues for TWC. Ard is responsible for conducting inspections and compliance reviews for Career Schools and Colleges and Foreign Labor Certification programs.

Workforce board members welcome Wade and Ard to the board. For a complete list of board members, please visit our website,

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