Transitions Conference

Laurie Larrea
Workforce Solutions, Greater Dallas

Laurie has the honor of serving as the President of the Dallas County Workforce Development Board - Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas. "Achieving competitive solutions FOR EMPLOYERS through quality people and FOR PEOPLE through quality jobs" is the mission of this business-led and employer-responsive Board. Capping a career in employment programs spanning more than thirty years, Laurie has served the Board as the chief executive since 1996, and served as Executive Director of the preceding organization, the Private Industry Council of Dallas, Inc. beginning in 1989. Ms. Larrea has served three dynamic boards in Texas including Director of Programs for the Houston Job Training Partnership Council and Director of the Southeast Texas Employment and Training Program/PIC in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area. As a private employment and training consultant, Laurie's work included conference planning; procurement, negotiation and contract training; and planning for various councils and contractors - the Texas Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Labor.

An alumnus of Lamar University in Beaumont, Laurie earned a B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in Industrial Psychology. She is married to a workforce colleague, Robert and they have one son, Alex.