Enhancing Connecticut’s Workforce Ecosystem through intentional coordination, collaboration, and cooperation
The Office of Workforce Strategy
The Office of Workforce Strategy (OWS) is an executive branch that serves as the administrative staff to the Governor’s Workforce Council (GWC).
Our vision is for every Connecticut resident to have access to a meaningful career pathway and the support needed to fulfill their aspirations and for every Connecticut business to have access to a skilled workforce.
Our mission is to build the systems, teams, and approaches that will make Connecticut a talent environment that attracts and motivates students, career builders, and companies alike.
Kelli-Marie Vallieres, PhD | Chief Workforce Officer
Grace Suh | Chief of Staff
Anthony Barrett, MBA | Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Laura M. Baker | Workforce Development Specialist and Office Manager
Tracy Ariel | CareerConneCT Program Manager
Jonathan Richter, MPA | Research and Data Analyst
Karen Quesnel | Grants and Contracts Specialist
Misty Martinek | Fiscal Administrator
Allie Mulrooney, MPA | Infrastructure and Clean Energy Program Manager