Board Chair: Justin Conger - Conger Construction. Executive Vice President
WIBBCW Representation: Business - Private Sector
Vice Chair: Karen Scherra - Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board, Batavia. Executive Director
WIBBCW Representation: Workforce - Community Based Organization
Chair of the WIBBCW Emerging Workforce Committee
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.
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WIBBCW Board 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.
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.
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.