Cheryl Fambles
Olympia, WA, January 3, 2017 —The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has appointed Cheryl B. Fambles, CEO, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, to the Seattle Branch board of directors for a three-year term, effective January 1, 2017.  She is replacing Greg Leeds, former President and CEO of Wizards of the Coast, Renton, WA, who is retiring from the Seattle Branch board of directors.
Ms. Fambles is CEO of Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (PacMtn), a 501(c)(3) and has served in that capacity since joining the organization in 2012.  PacMtn serves a five-county area in Western Washington that encompasses over 7,000 square miles of mostly rural areas.  It administers millions of dollars in grant funding with the goal of enhancing economic success by convening groups of businesses, collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders, funding innovative solutions for workforce challenges, and leading efforts to ensure education and training support is available for those seeking employment.  Prior to PacMtn, Ms. Fambles was most recently Executive Director, Washington Workforce Association.  Ms. Fambles holds degrees from The Evergreen State College and The City University of New York and is a graduate of the Senior Executives in Government program at Harvard University. READ MORE…

Fueling Our Region’s Growth Sectors

The Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (PMWDC) is a nonprofit organization serving Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties. Through a variety of federal and state funding sources, our agency offers a wide range of job placement, training and educational services to employers, job seekers and incumbent workers. 

With an emphasis on job creation and retention, innovation, cultivating new and existing partnerships, performance and accountability the Council is as committed as ever to develop a talented work pool that will serve to grow our economy. We know that our most valuable asset is a dynamic workforce.

The Council currently administers over $10 million dollars in grant funding. Through the focused efforts of the Council and its workforce partners, we have made remarkable progress in transforming our workforce area into an effective system.