The Pima County Workforce Investment Board elected new officers at its monthly meeting on June 13.

Paul Roughton, owner of New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Arizona, was elected Chair of the Board for a two-year term beginning July 1. Roughton has been a member of the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) since 2010.

Paul and his wife, Anna, have owned the New Horizons franchise in Arizona, with locations in Phoenix, Sierra Vista and Tucson, since 2005. He attended Sabino High School and is a 1992 graduate of the University of Arizona.

Beverly Price, director of human resources for HealthTrio LLC, has been elected 1st Vice-Chair and Planning Committee Chair for a two-year term beginning July 1. Price has served on the WIB since 2007. 

Price has more than 36 years of experience in all aspects of human resources, organizational management and development, strategic planning, state and federal employment law and EEO compliance in manufacturing.

Rose Capono, generalist II/human resources, Southwest Gas Corporation, has been elected 2nd Vice-Chair and Performance and Accountability Committee Chair for a one-year term beginning July 1. Capono has served on the WIB since 2010. 

Capono has held several positions at Southwest Gas since 1982. Her education includes Tucson High School, the University of Arizona, Pima Community College and the University of Phoenix. 

Gregg Johnson, campus director at University of Phoenix, was WIB chair from 2012 to 2014 and will continue to be a board member. Clayton Hamilton, owner of Outside Input LLC, WIB chair from 2008 to 2012 and a WIB member since 2004; and Noreen Nelson, a retired Raytheon Company executive, WIB Performance and Accountability Committee Chair and a WIB member since 2002, are retiring from the board.

The Pima County Workforce Investment Board is appointed by the Pima County Board of Supervisors to provide recommendations on local workforce policy and oversight of the Pima County One-Stop Career Center. The board includes representatives of local businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions. 

One-Stop works with employers in local growth, high-demand industry occupations to address their current and future workforce needs. 

For more information, please visit the Workforce Investment Board online.

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