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CAC Members and Committee Staff

CAC Membership

Representatives from business, labor and the community and technical college system each serve two-year terms on the Workforce Training Customer Advisory Committee (CAC).  Each member also serves on either the Worker Retraining or Job Skills Program standing sub-committees.

Sub-committees meet as needed to review emergency or time-sensitive requests for funding. Up to five non-voting members from state government organizations may serve at the discretion of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges' (SBCTC) executive director.

Lead State Agency

  • Jan Yoshiwara
    Executive Director, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges 


  • Kristina Hayek
    Development Manager, Hexcel 
  • Donald E. Alber 
    Owner, Alber Seafoods


  • Brett Wideman
    Business Manager, Plumbers & Steamfitters
  • Susan Palmer
    District Lodge 751, IAM&AW
  • Caitlyn Jekel
    Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Labor Liaison, Washington State Labor Council


  • Maryann Brathwaite
    Northwest Career College Federation
  • Carli Schiffner
    Vice President of Instruction, Wenatchee Valley College
  • Derek Brandes
    President, Walla Walla Community College

State Agency (non-voting members)

No more than five non-voting members from state government organizations may be selected at the discretion of the SBCTC executive director to serve on the committee.

  • Mike Brennan
    Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board
  • Gary Kamimura
    Workforce Policy Director, Employment Security Department
  • Radi Simeonova
    Department of Commerce

SBCTC Committee Staff

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