With the commencement of 2022 ahead, many questions still linger with reference to the current workforce crisis that has continued to create issues for employers and employees alike. As with all problems, there are elongated and holistic remedies that will take time to fully develop, incorporate, and sustain. So what do we do now? CBC’s December luncheon will not only illuminate the current status of the workforce crisis, but will seek to offer employers and business owners current solutions that could impact their talent gap and business sustainability immediately. With panelists from Tri-Ed, TANK, and Learning Grove, participants will have the opportunity to learn about three value-adds that can lead towards increased retention: training funding and the development of apprenticeship programming, transportation with extended access and opportunity, and affordable and available childcare development.
Moderator: Steve Tracy– AtWork Personnell
Steve Tracy is the owner of AtWork Personnel, a family owned and locally operated staffing firm with locations in Covington, KY and Blue Ash, OH. As a consistent Best Of Staffing Award winner, Steve is proud to partner with local companies to offer staffing solutions, while also helping candidates gain access to benefits programming they may have never experienced.
Steve’s passion for workforce solutions stems from his previous career as an educator in a vocational setting. Having worked for a decade instructing and learning more about the trades, Steve wanted to bring his understanding of the growing skills gap and necessity for training to the other side of the graduation line. After opening the Covington location in June of 2020, Steve has worked to engage extensively with clients and networks in the NKY area to help resolve the workforce crises and look towards lasting solutions. Pat Frew has referred to Steve as “the best thing since sliced bread”.
Steve lives with his wife and daughter in Newport, along with their two wiry Weimaraners.
Correy Eimer– NKADD:
Correy has 22 years of experience in social services and public administration, working in various capacities, including foster care, mental health, social service administration, higher education administration and workforce development.
Correy holds master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Administration from West Virginia University. He resides in Walton, Kentucky with his wife, Erin, and their two children, Luke and Landry.
Gina Douthat– TANK
Gina Douthat is the newly named General Manager for the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky. In her role, she provides general oversight for all functions of the agency. Gina has been with TANK for 25 years, in a variety of positions. Gina currently serves on the Workforce Investment Board and is a proud graduate of Northern Kentucky University.
Kristina Fischer is the Director of Business Development at Learning Grove. Kristina was hired specifically to look over their newest program, Learning Grove at Work- which allows businesses to partner with Learning Grove for their employees child care needs. Since starting at Learning Grove, Kristina has had the pleasure to work along side some amazing workforce groups and numerous business networking organizations, such as the CBC. This has allowed herself and Learning Grove to create more meaningful relationships within Greater Cincinnati area
Devon Stansbury– NKY Tri-ED
Devon Stansbury has been a Client Relations Manager at Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) since November of 2019. She works with Tri-ED’s clients, companies considering a new location or expansion in Northern Kentucky. Devon supports company leaders from start to finish throughout their business investment decisions. She helps make the process seamless by coordinating with local community and state economic development officials. Devon believes in building relationships with her clients and ensuring they’re experiencing success in Northern Kentucky.
Previously, Devon held the positions of Customer Service Sales Representative and Customer Experience Representative at Crown Lift Trucks Ltd. where she provided companies in the logistics and supply chain industry with material handling and warehouse solutions. She gained experience in sales and customer relations early in her career working for a promotional products supplier covering Texas and Oklahoma.
Devon graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a certificate in Public Relations. She has a cat and enjoys trying new restaurants in the Cincinnati region. She also practices yoga, likes to exercise and be outdoors.
“The CBC has provided me the opportunity to network with other local business leaders. Being new to the area this has become a valuable resource.”