The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in partnership with the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce announced that more than 15 local leaders graduated from Cohort XXII of its premier workforce development program, the TPM Academy®. This program is facilitated by the U.S. Chamber Foundation based on their Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) framework and was funded by a grant from the HCA Healthcare Foundation.
Sixteen business leaders were selected to participate in this cohort, representing economic development agencies, key education partners, and community-based organizations. Individuals were selected by a panel of their peers based on their understanding of the skills gap challenges in the community they serve, a demonstrated understanding of the TPM approach, and a track record of putting plans into action.
“TPM is a nationally-recognized framework that seeks to unlock employer leadership and orchestrate talent supply chains aligned to industry demand,” says Cheryl Oldham, senior vice president of the U.S. Chamber Foundation. “We congratulate the graduates of the TPM Academy and look forward to seeing how these leaders will apply what they have learned to improve career pathways for the workforce in their communities.”
“We were proud to be the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s partner in launching the TPM Academy of North Florida,” said Sue Dick, Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. “The individuals who participated and completed the program are stewards of the communities and organizations they represent and will do great work with the knowledge they’ve acquired to grow and support our workforce.”
Upon completion of the training, TPM Academy graduates join the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s dedicated network of more than 750 workforce and economic development professionals from 44 U.S. states, Washington D.C., and Canada to build dynamic, sustainable talent pipelines and close the skills gap for their industry.
To learn more about Talent Pipeline Management and the TPM Academy, visit the U.S. Chamber Foundation website.
Antonio Jefferson, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce
Ariel McPherson, City of Tallahassee – TEMPO
DeeDee Rasmussen, Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) North Florida
Dehryl McCall, CareerSource Florida
Denise Kendust, HCA Florida Healthcare
Douglas Colina, Goodwill Industries – Big Bend, Inc.
Janet Worthman, Florida Technology Council
Joseph Walter, Tallahassee Community College
Kevin Gehrke, Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality
Krista Campbell, KMC
Kyndra Light, Precision Building & Renovating, LLC
Micah Roden, HCA Florida Capital Hospital
Morgan Evers, ASPIRE Capital Region
Priya Hiraga, James Moore & Co., P.L.
Shyam Mistry, Keiser University
Susan Bosse, CareerSource Florida