Midlands Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Boards' (WDB) are a critical component of the Public Workforce system. Whether you are a job seeker or represent a business, the Midlands Workforce Development Board (MWDB) is your local connection to the U.S. Department of Labor and state Employment and Training programs.  


In addition to the WIOA program, the MWDB operates the SC Works / American Job Centers in Fairfield, Lexington and Richland Counties, and serves a leading convener of workforce system partners and stakeholders.  This includes local and regional planning, creating partnerships, and leveraging resources for community, economic and workforce development.

The MWDB, by federal mandate, must be composed of more than 50 percent private sector business leaders.  This composition ensures that the board is a dynamic organization with a direct connection to the business community.


Harry Plexico, Chair

Intertape Polymer Group

Bonnie Austin

Private Sector - Healthcare

Bobby Cunningham

Richland Two School District Adult Ed.

Chip Fallaw

Our Refuge: Ninety-One

Carl Kennedy

Element Electronics

Kate Lang

TRC Staffing

Tim Miller

Walker White

Reggie Murphy 

Keller Williams

Michael Ray

Training Concepts

Amy Scully

Midlands Technical College

Sheena Thompson

Mark Anthony Services Inc.

Mike Wuest

SC Dept of Employment & Workforce

Eddie Cogdill, Vice Chair

Prysmian Group

Jimmy Burroughs

Good Samaritan House – Christ Central

George “Smokey” Davis

Lexington County Development Corp.

Darline Graham

South Carolina Commission for the Blind

Scott King

American SpiralWeld Pipe

Donna Lax

Harsco Track Technologies

Ritchie Monteith

Monteith Consulting, LLC.

David Prigge

Richland Co. School Dist. 1-CATE

Jeff Ruble

Richland County Economic Development

Brian Strickland

Federal Aviation Administration

Maranta White

Trane Columbia