CareerSource NCFL announces 2014-2015 board officers

As CareerSource North Central Florida’s programmatic year comes to an end June 30, we welcome new board officers and Alachua County and Bradford County members-at-large for the new programmatic year July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. Thomas McIntosh, Berkshire Hathaway Trend Realty owner, is completing his first year as Board Chair and has been elected to serve a second year.

“I’m very proud of the work CareerSource North Central Florida has done this past year, and I’m even more excited about what the work we’re set to do this upcoming year,” McIntosh said. “From cultivating entrepreneurship at all levels including family businesses, to expanding our scope federally, to focusing on the long term unemployed with more work experience and apprenticeships, I believe we’re set to continue to build Alachua and Bradford Counties as a model for workforce innovation.”

Board officers and members-at-large were announced at the CareerSource NCFL full board meeting on June 2 held at the Santa Fe College Center for Innovation and Economic Development, 530 W University Ave. Board members are selected by a nominating committee that submits recommendations to the full board for a vote.

About the Board
CareerSource North Central Florida is the name for the Alachua Bradford Regional Workforce Board. The CareerSource NCFL Board is made up of community leaders from the public and private sector who share the goal of developing and sustaining a qualified and effective regional workforce. The CareerSource NCFL Board operates in publicly noticed meetings with public input welcome.

CareerSource North Central Florida Board Officers and Members-at-large
Thomas McIntosh, Chair
McIntosh is the owner of Berkshire Hathaway Trend Realty and Trend Management Solutions. This is his second year serving as the CareerSource NCFL Board Chair. McIntosh previously served as Vice-Chair and Finance Committee Chair.

Don Davis, Vice-Chair
Davis is the President of Capital City Banks for the Gainesville market. Davis previously served as Alachua County Member-at-Large for the board and chaired CareerSource NCFL’s Business Competitiveness Committee.

Brandi Noegel, Secretary
Noegel is the owner of Noegel’s Auto Sales in Starke, FL, and has been a CareerSource NCFL board member since 2010. Additionally, Noegel is a past recipient of the Pat Farnsworth Workforce Development Award.

Jim Painter, Alachua County Member-at-Large
Painter, owner of Painter Masonry, is a former Gainesville mayor and the Florida Home Builders Association’s 2013 Builder of the Year. A former board chair, Painter served on the board since 2003.

Dr. Virgil Berry, Bradford County Member-at-Large
Dr. Berry is the owner of Back & Neck Pain Clinic in Starke, FL. Berry has served on the CareerSource North Central Florida Board since 2012.