Director, Missouri Office of Workforce Development

Dr. Mardy L. Leathers was appointed to serve as the director of the Missouri Office of Workforce Development in October 2017. In this capacity, he serves as executive director to Missouri’s State Workforce Development Board, director of Apprenticeship Missouri, and oversees Missouri’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Programs. Since his appointment, he has served an integral role in transforming Missouri’s public workforce development system, expanding and modernizing apprenticeship and work-based learning programs, and launching Missouri Job Center Connect. Mardy serves as a national voice to the value of aligning educational attainment, labor force participation, and sustainable employment as critical components of transformational workforce development strategy.

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