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

Jeffrey Swilley
Chief Program Officer

Lisa Barber
Chief Administrative Officer

Jeffrey Dufresne
Chief Financial Officer

Marcita Bentley-Pinkston
Director, Knowledge Equals Youth Success

Patricia Blackwell
Director, Job Seeker Services

Portia I. Hurtt
Director, Policy & Compliance

Yolanda Tully
Director, Youth Career Connect

Andrea Williams
Director, Performance & Data Quality

Ingrid Harrison
Manager, Outreach & Communications

Vernice González
Manager, American Job
Center Largo,

Jamie N. Gunnell
Manager, American Job
Center Community Network

Edna Owens
Manager, American Job Center National Harbor

Jennifer Ricks
Manager, Knowledge Equals Youth Success

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