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  • Pima County Workforce Investment Board adds four new members

    Mar 05, 2013 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved two new members of the Pima County Workforce Investment Board on Tuesday.

    The Workforce Investment Board had previously approved the memberships of Rita Martinez-Purson and Pamela Kirkpatrick Sutherland at its monthly meeting in February.

    The Board of Supervisors approved the memberships of Zara Larsen and Sharon Mikrut in November.
    Martinez-Purson has been the assistant dean of the University of Arizona Outreach College since August 2012. Previously she was dean of Continuing Education and Community Services at University of New Mexico.
    Sutherland is the economic development director for the Downtown Tucson Partnership. She also is a member of the City of Tucson Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Business Commission.

    Mikrut is a program manager at the Pima County office of the Arizona Department of Economic Security’s Rehabilitation Services, which helps disabled individuals achieve independence through employment and support services.

    Larsen is the president/founder of The Larsen Group: Architects of Change, which offers leadership consulting, and executive/career transition coaching. She hosts a live FM radio show, “Circles of Change: Conversations on Change Leadership and Career Fulfillment,” at 10 a.m. Saturdays on KQTH, 104.1.

    The Workforce Investment Board is authorized by the Department of Labor and appointed by the Pima County Board of Supervisors to provide recommendations on local workforce policy and oversight of the Pima County One-Stop, which connects eligible job-ready youth, adult and dislocated workers to local growth, high-demand industry occupations.

    For more information, including a full list of members and the board’s 2012 annual report, please visit