DWS Press Release
October 25, 2017
Workforce Services director selected to serve on national board
National Association of State Workforce Agencies elects Jon Pierpont as President-Elect
SALT LAKE CITY (October 25, 2017) - The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) has elected Jon Pierpont to serve on its leadership team as president-elect. As part of this commitment, Pierpont will represent Utah on the committee for the next three years as president-elect, president and past-president.
"Workforce issues are one of the hottest topics nationwide. We are at a point where innovation is key in developing workforce programs at the state level," Pierpont said. "Collaborating with other states and then representing the challenges and successes at a national level will be critical these new few years. It's an honor to be working with NASWA and my fellow state administrators."
NASWA's mission is to enhance the state workforce agencies’ ability to accomplish their goals, statutory roles and responsibilities. The organization works to drive the national agenda for workforce policy and provide value to state workforce administrators. The executive committee meets regularly throughout the year to discuss policy matters and their impacts on states. In addition, the executive committee coordinates activities with the various subcommittees and programs.
Pierpont currently serves as the executive director of Utah's Department of Workforce Services and cabinet member for Governor Gary R. Herbert. He has worked in several leadership positions within the department for more than 25 years. In addition, Pierpont recently finished serving as the NASWA Executive Committee Secretary and as the Equal Opportunity Subcommittee Chair.
"Utah has been a state leader in workforce programs, labor market information and the unemployment insurance program for several years," said Scott Sanders, executive director of NASWA. "Having Jon on the Leadership Team is of great value because of his experience and the work taking place in Utah."
Pierpont begins serving as the NASWA president-elect immediately, while maintaining his executive director role at the Utah Department of Workforce Services. For more information about NASWA and the executive committee, click here.
The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) represents the 50 state and three territory workforce agencies, which oversee the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs, employment services, unemployment insurance, employment statistics and labor market and workforce information programming. NASWA delivers policy expertise on these issues.