About Us

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
Amy Owens
Amy OwensBusiness & Industry Relations Manager
David Niesen
David NiesenModern Manufacturing Project Manager
Seth Maggard
Seth MaggardCommunications Coordinator
Lisa Ruffin
Lisa RuffinEducation Programs Manager
Beth MooreChair
Autauga County
International Paper
Ashley Brooks KelserVice-Chair
Elmore County
Neptune Technology Group
Nicole NicholsBoard Member
Bullock County
Wayne Farms
Kim ShaneSecretary
Chambers County
Aubrey CarterBoard Member
Representing Perry County
Alabama Power Company
Reginald FlukerBoard Member
Dallas County
Spire Energy
Dee Jones HallBoard Member
Elmore County
Jennifer TerryBoard Member
Lee County
East Alabama Medical Center
Gerald LongBoard Member
Macon County
Utilities Board of Tuskeegee
Holly WilliamsBoard Member
Tallapoosa County
Russell Medical Center