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Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Welcomes New Members to its Board of Directors

Nov 01, 2022
Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

WSRCA Welcomes New Board Members

CEDAR PARK, Texas ⎯ Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA), the facilitator of workforce development services for the nine-county Rural Capital Area of Central Texas, is pleased to announce the appointment of six new community and industry leaders to its Board of Directors. WSRCA’s new Board members include: Sam Dowdy, President of S & D Plumbing in Taylor, who represents Williamson County, Susan Kimball, President of the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce, who represents Hays County, Laura Krcmar, Vice President of Learning and Development with First National Bank of Bastrop, represents Bastrop County, Doug Mudd, Executive Director of Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas, represents Hays County, Deokie Ramlochan, Director of Corporate Services with AlgEternal Technologies, represents Fayette County, and Hatch Smith, Chief Executive Officer and Administrator with MidCoast Central Medical Center, represents Llano County.

WSRCA Board Members bring their expertise, knowledge, and goals to enhance workforce opportunities across the region, as they serve a term of 2-year appointments; they are vital advocates for the employers and job seekers in each community. Board members play a critical role in ensuring the success of customized workforce development efforts in each of the 28 local workforce areas across Texas. Each Board member is carefully selected by the Chief Elected Official in each region and recommended to the Board as a nominee for appointment representing multiple categories, including private sector employers, organized labor and community-based organizations, educational agencies, economic development agencies, public assistance agencies, vocational rehabilitation agencies, public employment service, local literacy councils, and adult basic and continuing education organizations. Nominees are reviewed and approved by both the Board, and the Texas Workforce Commission.

“We’re fortunate to be led by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of recognized community leaders across many areas of expertise, who contribute significant amounts of time, talent, and energy to further our organizational mission of empowering the workforce of our region,” said WSRCA CEO Paul Fletcher. “As we celebrate our 35th anniversary this year, we thank our current and past Board of Directors for their investments in our community and welcome our new members to the Board. We’re excited to tap into their vast experience and insights to enhance our employer-driven workforce system and create new opportunities for Central Texans to gain the competencies, skills, and education to become self-sufficient and live a quality life.”

The WSRCA Board of Directors includes the following 30 members:


  • Board Chair: Frank Leonardis of Ember Industries, representing Hays County
  • Vice Chair: Alfonso Sifuentes of Central Texas Refuse, representing Caldwell County
  • Treasurer: Rene Flores of Amplify Credit Union, representing Williamson County


  • Hector Aguilar of Austin Community College, representing Williamson County
  • Ben Brenneman of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 520, representing Williamson County
  • Debbie Burkhard of Old Annex Office Solutions, representing Blanco County
  • Jennifer Carter of Goodwill Central Texas, representing Williamson County
  • Camille Clay of Leander Independent School District, representing Williamson County
  • Marco Cruz of Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties, representing Williamson County
  • Sandra Dillett of Texas Health and Human Services Commission, representing Williamson County
  • Sam Dowdy of S & D Plumbing, representing Williamson County
  • Woody Engebretson of the Rotary Club of Cedar Park-Leander, representing Williamson County
  • Jenna Fohn Thomas of Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, representing Bastrop County
  • Becky Garlick of Blinn College at Schulenburg, representing Fayette County
  • Michele Glaze of Samsung Austin Semiconductor, representing Williamson County
  • Kimberly Goode of the Literacy Council of Williamson County, representing Williamson County
  • Tracy Jackson of TASUS Texas Corporation, representing Williamson County
  • Susan Kimball of the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce, representing Hays County
  • Laura Krcmar of First National Bank of Bastrop, representing Bastrop County
  • Jeff Light of Hoar Construction, representing Hays County
  • Margaret Lindsey, Ex Officio Board Member - Former Board Chair
  • Cassandra Moya of Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services, representing Hays County
  • Doug Mudd of Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas, representing Hays County
  • Tim Ols of Baylor Scott & White Health - Hill Country Region, representing Burnet County
  • Deokie Ramlochan of AlgEternal Technologies, representing Fayette County
  • Eben Riggs of the Texas Workforce Commission, representing Williamson County
  • Hatch Smith of MidCoast Central Medical Center, representing Llano County
  • Nikki Stallings of NOV Wellbore Technologies, representing Williamson County
  • Becki Womble of the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, representing Bastrop County
  • Elva Zdeb of Gary Job Corps Center, representing Hays County


Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area is a nonprofit community partnership providing no-cost recruitment, employment services, and childcare assistance to businesses, employers, and job seekers in the Rural Capital Area of Central Texas. This nine-county region includes Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, and Williamson counties. For more details on WSRCA and the services it offers, visit

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