As you know, the purpose of the Seniors Job Bank is to connect job seekers with jobs. We recently did that… for ourself!

In April, Linda Guzzo, Ed.D, R.D. Joined us as Executive Director, soon after which Mary Volpe, M.S. became Program Assistant. Their predecessors, Sheila Diamond and Mary Gold had decided to move on to other ventures. I thank them for their many important contributions to our organization as I welcome our new staff members.

I’m delighted, grateful  –  and relieved  –  that the intense efforts of our Board’s Search Committee were successful. Kudos to Gail Crockett, Bob Cave, Jim Doran, Anne Danaher, Dina Plapler, and Elaine Thomas-Williams. Their insights and advice were invaluable throughout the hiring process.

Linda has over thirty years of experience in higher education, corporate learning and development, and community engagement in the public and private sectors. Most recently, at Capital Community College she was Dean of Workforce Development, Continuing Education, Career Services, and Community Outreach. She led the establishment of the Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Development Center, a program providing workforce and professional development training, career and other support services to more than 3000 people.

Mary has also served in positions involving career development and technology training, community outreach, and marketing.

To quote the colorful malapropism of a former colleague of mine, Linda has “landed with both feet running.” And Mary has jumped right into her new assignment.

Linda’s background in management and passion for helping companies and workers reach their employment goals is a great fit with the mission of the Seniors Job Bank. In her few weeks with us, she has identified issues requiring attention and enlisted the assistance of new resources to help us improve our current operations and propel us toward a future of superb service to our job seekers and employers.

Please join me in welcoming Linda and Mary as you interact with the Seniors Job Bank.

Bernie Weiss