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The Central AlabamaWorks Story

Central AlabamaWorks! is a non-profit organization established to work throughout Region 5, a thirteen-county workforce region in Central Alabama including the following counties: Autauga, Bullock, Chambers, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Perry, Russell, and Tallapoosa. Our Council is business-driven, business-led, and comprised of 26 voting members, as well as leaders from education, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, non-profits, and state and local government agencies who meet quarterly.  A 13-member Board of Directors meets monthly to govern the Council.

Seventy-five percent of the Central AlabamaWorks! voting membership represents business and industry within the region. Representation is geographically diverse as well as industry diverse. Council members participate on Council committees and/or with our industry partnerships (healthcare; manufacturing; transportation, distribution, and logistics; agriculture; hospitality, tourism, and recreation; and construction), which were chosen because of the high demand of these industries in Region 5. Council committees and industry partnerships meet as needed.

We bring industry, jobseekers, students, and service providers together to find solutions for workforce needs!

The VISION of Central AlabamaWorks! is to supply business and industry with a high quality, qualified workforce

The MISSION of Central AlabamaWorks! is to facilitate a system that provides business and industry with job seekers and students who have received the education and training that aligns with their needs throughout the region.

Meet Our Team

Gindi Prutzman
Gindi PrutzmanExecutive Director
Sabrina Wood
Sabrina WoodEducation & Marketing Manager
Amy Owens
Amy OwensBusiness & Industry Relations Manager
David Niesen
David NiesenModern Manufacturing Project Manager
Jennifer LowmanChair
Representing Russell County
City of Phenix City
Ashley Brooks KelserVice-Chair
Representing Elmore County
Neptune Technology Group
Connie BainbridgeTreasurer
Representing Autauga County
Central Alabama Electric Cooperative
800.545.5735 ext. 2151
Holly WilliamsSecretary
Representing Tallapoosa County
Russell Medical Center
Aubrey CarterBoard Member
Representing Perry County
Alabama Power Company
Sheron RoseBoard Member
Representing Montgomery County
Montgomery Chamber of Commerce
Hawthorne ReedBoard Member
Representing Bullock County
Bullock County Hospital
Wayne VardamanBoard Member
Representing Dallas County
Selma-Dallas County EDA
Kim ShaneBoard Member
Representing Chambers County
Thomas EllisBoard Member
Representing Lowndes County
Priester’s Pecans
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