JoAnn Breedlove serves as executive director to the Stark Tuscarawas Workforce Development Board located in Ohio. Prior to her appointment as executive director in March 2022, JoAnn began her employment with Workforce Initiative Association in 2008 as an Employer Account Representative and has served as the organization’s Business Services Manager, Business Resource Network Project Director and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the programmatic aspects of the Workforce Initiative Association which include OhioMeansJobs Stark and Tuscarawas County Center operations, programs funded through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act and Ohio’s youth Comprehensive Case Management & Employment Program.
JoAnn views the workforce system as perfectly poised to strengthen communities by supporting businesses with strategies that serve their workforce needs while ultimately improving the lives of its citizens through employment and training resources.
Prior to her service with the public workforce system, JoAnn worked for the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities as a Contract Procurement Specialist and in sales and management with Kimberly Clark Corporation. JoAnn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing and Human Resource Management from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Science degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.