Business, Education/Training and Workforce Membership
Professional: Commissioner Painter is the newest elected member of the Clermont County Board of Commission, beginning his first term in January 2017. He brings a wealth of workforce knowledge from the public sector to the WIBBCW. His background includes 40 years in the construction and engineering business. When Commissioner Painter stepped away from his career in the private industry, he last served as the Project Oversight Manager at the East Tennessee Technology Park (K-25) Environmental Remediation Project. He also has held positions as resident construction manager, project oversight manager, regional manager, and general manager. Commissioner Painter and his wife Karla, are lifelong residents of Clermont County residing in New Richmond for 37 years. Commissioner Painter is eager to serve and is committed to “raising the bar for all Clermont County citizens.”
Affiliations:Commissioner Painter previously served for eight years on the New Richmond Village Exempted School District Board of Education, two of those as President of the Board. He has also served on the Ohio Township Board of Zoning Appeals.
Education: David received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio.
Professional:Commissioner Carpenter is a strong voice for Butler County communities, families, and children. Her initiatives include reformation of child welfare programs, reducing the cost of county operations, and instituting performance measures. She works with OhioMeansJobs to bring new jobs and helped retain existing ones. Cindy is committed to improving the quality of life for all people of Butler County. Prior to becoming a Butler County Commissioner in January 2011, Commissioner Carpenter served fourteen years as Butler County Clerk of Courts where she implemented software programs to manage juries, accounts receivable, process of service, and felony disposition reporting. She received statewide and national recognition for technological innovation from the FBI, the Ohio Supreme Court, the Ohio Judicial Conference, GOVTECH magazine, Civic.com magazine, and Courthouse Ohio.
Affiliations:Commissioner Carpenter currently serves on or acts as Board Liaison to the following Boards and Commissions: OSU Extension Advisory Committee, Criminal Justice Board, Records Commission Courthouse Historical Society, Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services Board, Board of Developmental Disabilities, Law Library Resource Board, Mental Health Board, Housing and Homeless Coalition, Family and Children First Council, County Commissioners Association of Ohio, Workforce Investment Board | Butler • Clermont • Warren, General Health Advisory Committee.
Education: A resident of Oxford, Commissioner Carpenter, attended Miami University, Southwestern College of Business, has earned thirteen annual education awards presented by the Ohio Clerk of Courts Association, and has significant continuing education in the area of computer systems implementation.
Chief Elected Officials
Professional: Mardia A. Shands, M.A., SPHR, is Sr. Director of Human Resources with Miami Valley Gaming. Ms. Shands is responsible for leading the human resources function of a joint venture corporation between Churchill Downs, Inc. and Delaware North. Reporting directly to the President, she leads all talent management initiatives with an emphasis on creating a high-performing, sustainable organization that meets its strategic and operational goals and objectives. She drives leadership development and employee engagement across the organization through the design and implementation of human resources policies, programs, and services. She also leads Strategic Planning, Executive Team Coaching, Organizational Culture Development, and Change Leadership. She oversees the talent acquisition, development and retention processes for non-union and union employees and leads all labor relations activities including serving as the lead negotiator for all labor contract agreements.
Education: Mrs. Shands earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and her Master’s degree in Labor and Employment Relations from the University of Cincinnati. She is a YWCA Rising Star and a Cincinnati Business Courier Forty Under 40. She serves on the HR Committee for the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority where she chairs the Social Action Committee and is a member of Class 39 of Leadership Cincinnati.
Marlon Bailey is a proud Michigan State University Spartan and earned his Mechanical Engineering degree there. He has an MBA from University of Detroit and is a licensed Professional Engineer. Marlon’s career began in his family’s machine shop and is currently President & CEO of ART Metals Group, a precision metal stamper and bearing manufacturer in Fairfield, Ohio. He held a similar role at Stant Manufacturing and previously held various management roles at Arvin and Bendix. Marlon is passionate about creating new products and developing lean manufacturing practices in operations and administration. These passions require learning organizations, strong training programs and supportive management. In addition to his professional roles, Marlon served on the Board of Directors Dongfeng Joint Venture, China. His volunteer roles have included serving as a board member with Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Hancock County Food Pantry. He currently serves on the Workforce Investment Board and is an active member of with Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and Association of Corporate Growth. Marlon and Janet have been happily married for 37 years, relocating to West Chester in May 2014. He has six grown children and relishes time with them and the two, soon to be four, grandchildren. He and Janet love travel and explore other cultures; are active at Faith Community Church and try to stay physically fit. Marlon enjoys hacking at golf and follows football and basketball, particularly MSU teams.
Who We Are
Our Board is comprised of leaders from business, education, labor and government from Southwest Ohio, with the majority of members representing the private business sector. View our Board member profiles below to learn more about the bright minds leading your Workforce Investment Board.
Professional: Tom Rocklin is a Senior Technical Project Manager in the Milford, Ohio office of the Products group of Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D). Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software delivers integrated technology and services supporting the entire lifecycle of a product - from concept and development to distribution and delivery. Tom has broad experience and expertise in web technologies, data management applications, and business management systems.
Education: He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering with studies in Mechanical Engineering. Tom is also a graduate of the LEAD Clermont Class of 2000.
Affiliations: He is an active member of The First Apostolic Church in Kenwood, where he serves as a deacon, volunteer treasurer, teacher, soloist, choir member, and assistant webmaster. A few of his community activities include: Board Member and past Board President for The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties; Chair of the Technology Committee for Clermont 20/20, Inc.; member of the Leadership Institute Council; served on the Board of Directors for the Clermont Chamber of Commerce; volunteer webmaster for the League of Women Voters of Clermont County, member of the Regional Business Council; serves as a mentor for select students and is a member of the Partners in Education for Milford High School.
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Professional: Shannon Jones was sworn in as new Warren County Commissioner on January 3, 2017. Jones replaced Commissioner Pat Arnold South, who retired after 24 years of service, making her the second female commissioner to take office in the history of Warren County. Immediately prior to serving on the Board, Shannon Jones was elected Ohio Senator for the 7th senate district which included all of Warren County and served from 2009 through 2016. She previously served in the Ohio House of Representative from 2007-2009. Her professional experience includes working as the chief of staff for Congressman Steve Chabot and as the district director for former U.S. Senator Mike DeWine.
Education: Jones earned her B.A. in Communications from the University of Cincinnati.
Personal: Jones and her husband Russell, live in Clearcreek Township where they are raising their two children, Jacob and Anna. The Jones family attends Saint Mary’s Parish in Springboro and enjoys spending time at local sporting events.