Workforce development center hires new director

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Myra Wilson assumes director's role at Alber Enterprise Center

The Alber Enterprise Center at The Ohio State University at Marion recently introduced Myra Wilson as its new director.  Wilson assumes the reins of the state’s first campus based workforce development center from Eileen Smith, who retires after 15 years of service to the university.

In her new role, Wilson will network with employers across Ohio and beyond to facilitate job training and performance solutions for businesses to advance their workforce.  Wilson will lead a team that includes Frank Gibson, program manager, and Annette Shuster, administrative associate.

She most recently worked in adult education at Knox County Career Center, Mount Vernon, Ohio, in the areas of new program development and human resources consulting. Prior to her position at Knox County Career Center, she spent a number of years working in human resource management with Cameron, a global manufacturer of compression equipment for the natural gas and oil industry.

According to Wilson, as employers begin rebuilding their workforce from the low levels seen during the recent recessionary downturn, the Alber Enterprise Center hopes to assist them in developing the talent they need to grow their organizations.

In addition to her career experience, Wilson served on civic and community board organizations including the Knox County Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees, and was recognized with the Athena Award, which annually celebrates women in business and community leadership roles for their contribution to the community.  She was a member of Mount Vernon-Knox County Rotary Club, and hopes to continue giving back to the community in her new position with the Alber Enterprise Center.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Communication from Otterbein University, Westerville, OH, and has completed a number of master’s degree courses in instructional design.

Prior to being hired by Ohio State, The Alber Enterprise Center contracted with Wilson to develop training for clients in and around central Ohio.

“I am really looking forward to continuing the good work that the Alber Enterprise Center has accomplished over the years, and providing quality programming that will assist employers with enhancing their employee’s performance.”

Wilson is a native of Mount Vernon, Ohio, where she currently resides with her husband Michael.

Established in 1996, The Alber Enterprise is a campus-based workforce development center, one of the first of its kind in the state of Ohio.  The center works with manufacturing, industrial, healthcare, government, education, and a host of other organizations, large and small, to match educational/training resources with the needs of the employer.