Workforce Development | All Members Conference Call

Department of Workforce Development

All-Member Conference Call

Southern Wisconsin Workforce Development BoardPlease join us for an All-Members Conference Call with the Department of Workforce Development and the Workforce Development Board.


  • 10:00 – Introduction: GBCC
  • 10:05 – Workforce Challenges & Initiatives
  • 10:15 – Rock County Economic Update
  • 10:30 – DWD Resources
  • 10:40 – Workforce Development Board Resources
  • 10:50 – Q&A
  • 11:00 – Adjourn


Amy PechacekAmy Pechacek
A government administration strategist with two decades of executive leadership experience, including serving as the Deputy Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and directing numerous public programs for Milwaukee County.

Tom PethanTom Pethan
A research analyst advanced in DWD’s Office of Economic Advisors. He is the Southwest WDA Regional Economist and is a senior contributor for the research unit. Pethan graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.A. in Economic Development from Vanderbilt University.

Rhonda SudaRhonda Suda
The Chief Executive Officer of the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, Inc. She has more than 20 years of demonstrated effectiveness in the areas of workforce programs, youth programs, personnel management, multi-site HR administration, labor relations, employee development, compensation and benefits, and employee health and safety.

Dave ShawDave Shaw
In the employment and training industry in Southwest Wisconsin for the past 29 years and has worked at the Department of Workforce Development for the last 21 years. He is currently a DWD regional job service director. With a home base at the Rock County Job Center, Shaw serves the counties of Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Marquette, Sauk, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland and Rock.