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Employ Prince George’s Leadership

Our Leadership Team

Meet the people who help bring our vision to life.

Annually, Employ Prince George’s manages the delivery of workforce development services to over 30,000 job seekers and 1,500 businesses. With over 75 partners and numerous locations across Prince George’s County, the work of Employ Prince George’s is expansive and customized to assist every job seeker and business maximize their potential. The Employ Prince George’s Leadership Team is comprised of the top workforce professionals in the Country with decades of experience in every area of workforce development.

Walter Simmons
President & CEO
wsimmons@co.pg.md.us

Jeffrey Swilley
Chief Program Officer
jswilley@co.pg.md.us

Lisa Barber
Chief Administrative Officer

lmbarber@co.pg.md.us

Jeffrey Dufresne
Chief Financial Officer

jdufresne@co.pg.md.us

Marcita Bentley-Pinkston
Director, Knowledge Equals Youth Success

mlbentley@co.pg.md.us

Patricia Blackwell
Director, Job Seeker Services

pblackwell@co.pg.md.us

Portia I. Hurtt
Director, Policy & Compliance

pihurtt@co.pg.md.us

Yolanda Tully
Director, Youth Career Connect

yttully@co.pg.md.us

Andrea Williams
Director, Performance & Data Quality

awilliams@co.pg.md.us

Ingrid Harrison
Manager, Outreach & Communications

isharrison@co.pg.md.us

Vernice González
Manager, American Job
Center Largo

vgonzalez@co.pg,md.us

Jamie N. Gunnell
Manager, American Job
Center Community Network

jngunnell@co.pg.md.us

Edna Owens
Manager, American Job Center National Harbor

eowens1@co.pg.md.us

Jennifer Ricks
Manager, Knowledge Equals Youth Success

jricks@co.pg.md.us

Adrienne Stay
Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

Alexander Austin
Director of Business Services

Martin Copeland
Education & Training Manager

Ericka Stevens
Contracts & Operations Manager

Armani McMillan
Talent Acquisition Manager

Brian T. Walker
Youth Career Connections Manager