ASHLAND, WI -- The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board (NWWIB) announces its recent election of officers.

Kelly Klein of Hurley, WI, will serve his first term as Chairperson. Judy Aspling of Gordon, WI, will serve her first term as Vice Chairperson. Richard Nystrom of Superior, WI, was also elected to serve another term as Secretary. All three of these individuals have dedicated many years of service to the region through the NWWIB. The NWWIB is a partnership of innovative business and community leaders who provide vision, direction, and coordination for the regional workforce system with a goal of creating a competitive workforce that meets the changing needs of businesses in northwest Wisconsin.

Elections were bittersweet with the recent passing of the NWWIB’s previous Chairperson, LeRoy Forslund of Superior, WI. Forlsund served on the board for nearly four decades and spent twenty-two years as Chairperson of the board with dedication and commitment to helping those in need.

“LeRoy had a wonderful sense of humor, was a passionate optimist in overcoming adversity, and was a strong believer in the power of resilience,” said Mari Kay-Nabozny, NWWIB CEO. “We are deeply grateful for LeRoy’s steadfast leadership and thoughtful guidance that has shaped the organization into what it has become today.”

The NWWIB is one of eleven workforce development boards in the state of Wisconsin and is one of over 600 Workforce Boards in the U.S. The NWWIB is responsible for the oversight of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and other training and employment initiatives in northwest Wisconsin, including the counties of Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Price, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn. Through an extensive network of American Job Center partners, Northwest Wisconsin residents, businesses, and communities receive support to help local economies thrive.

For more information about the NWWIB, please visit our website or call 715-685-1425.

Last Update: Sep 26, 2022 1:33 pm CDT

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