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North AlabamaWorks names new executive director

The North AlabamaWorks Regional Workforce Council is pleased to announce the selection of Stephanie McCulloch as executive director.

McCulloch, a resident of Russellville, has served as assistant director of North AlabamaWorks for the past four years. She has helped facilitate communication between educational and training providers and local businesses to produce a workforce that supports the industries in workforce Region 1.

Coming from a small town in north Alabama, McCulloch developed a passion for regional planning, particularly rural development.

“We need an executive director with leadership, vision and persistence in order to keep up with the increased demand for a trained and qualified workforce from the industries within the 13 counties of AlabamaWorks Region 1,” said Paul Rehome, North AlabamaWorks chairman. “The executive committee of Region 1 unanimously selected Mrs. Stephanie McCulloch as the new executive director through an intensive interview process, which included 10 highly-qualified candidates. She is the right person at the right time to lead Region 1 through our significant economic and workforce growth in North Alabama.”

McCulloch holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama in public administration and urban/regional planning and is working toward a master’s degree in geospatial science at the University of North Alabama. She took over as executive director effective Aug. 25.

North AlabamaWorks, based in Muscle Shoals and Guntersville and serving all of north Alabama, is a non-profit organization established to fulfill the workforce needs of Region 1, the 13-county workforce region comprising Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston counties.

The purpose of the regional workforce development system is to facilitate a comprehensive, coordinated, seamless workforce system that supports economic and workforce training activities that are business-led and industry-driven.

McCulloch and her husband, Maurice, have three children: Keira, Kaden and Ashia.

McCulloch can be reached at smcculloch@northalabamaworks.com.