September 11, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2023
Governor Mills Nominates State Workforce Board Chair
MAINE - Governor Janet Mills has appointed Vaughan Woodruff, Vice President of Workforce Development for ReVision Energy, to serve as Chair of the State Workforce Board (SWB). Vaughan will be succeeding Guy Langevin, Chief Administrative Officer of Dead River, who has served as the Chair since 2019. View a picture of Vaughan Woodruff.
Woodruff joined ReVision Energy in 2021 as ReVision Energy's Training Center Director. In 2023, he was promoted to his current role as Vice President of Workforce Development, overseeing the companys long-term strategic vision for training and talent development.
"I am honored that Governor Mills has nominated me to serve the people of Maine, and I look forward to working to address the pressing needs of Maines workforce," said Vaughan.
Vaughan is a seventh generation Maine native, raised in Pittsfield, who earned his bachelors degree from the University of Maine, and his masters degree from Prescott College in Arizona. Before joining ReVision Energy, he was the CEO/Founder of Insource Renewables. Vaughan lives in Pittsfield with his wife, Holly Zadra, and two sons.
Woodruff, who has been a member of the State Workforce Board for two years, currently serves on the Western Mountains Committee of the Maine Community Foundation and the Electrical Technologies Advisory Committee at Kennebec Valley Community College.
Governor Mills thanks Guy Langevin for his service to addressing the needs of Maines workers and employers. Under Guys leadership, the SWB has emerged as the leading entity working to ensure that Maines workforce development system helps Maine people and business compete successfully in the global economy.
The State Workforce Board strives to ensure that Maines workforce development system helps Maine people and businesses compete successfully in the global economy. State law requires that the chair of the SWB shall "represent business and industry." The SWB advises the Governor on workforce policy and the development and evaluation of the Workforce Development System (WDS), which includes other state agencies such as Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Community College System, University of Maine System, and Maine employers.