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Press ReleasesSep 12, 2017

Stefani Pashman tapped to lead Allegheny Conference on Community Development; interim CEO named

PITTSBURGH (September 12, 2017) — Stefani Pashman, Chief Executive Officer of Partner4Work (formerly Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board), will step down after more than seven years to become CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. She will assume the role October 2, 2017.

“Stefani has been a tireless champion for the region by building a world-class workforce development system that rivals systems in areas twice our size,” said Mark Latterner, Partner4Work Chair. “Under her leadership, Partner4Work has transitioned from a $2.9 million policy-driven think-tank to an approximately $21 million comprehensive and aligned workforce development system serving job seekers and employers in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.”

“It is with great respect and the utmost confidence that we wish Stefani well on this next chapter and look forward to her successes in achieving great things on behalf of the region’s people and businesses.”

Since 2010, Ms. Pashman has developed and implemented a number of innovative workforce solutions including Pittsburgh Works, a nationally celebrated public-private model aligning more than 80 agencies to efficiently and effectively match talent with job opportunity; Learn & Earn, a collaborative with Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to deliver summer jobs to nearly 2,000 young adults each summer; and TechHire, a nationally connected model to connect job seekers with opportunity occupations in IT and tech fields.

Prior to taking the lead at Partner4Work, Ms. Pashman was Director of Policy and Special Assistant to the Secretary in Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services and previously worked in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget.

Under Ms. Pashman’s tenure, Partner4Work has received national, regional and local recognition including the 2014 Workforce Investment Board of Excellence award from former Gov. Tom Corbett, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions Exemplary Partnership Award and the Community College of Allegheny County’s Vanguard Diversity Award.

Ms. Pashman succeeds Dennis Yablonsky, who announced his retirement from the Conference in April after nine years at the helm.

Partner4Work’s Executive Committee named longtime Board member Debra Caplan, former Senior Vice President, Allegheny Health Network, as interim CEO until a search committee identifies a replacement. Ms. Caplan serves as an Executive in Residence at The Forbes Funds and is principal of HobartHumphrey.

About Partner4Work

Nationally recognized for innovation, Partner4Work delivers workforce solutions for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to ensure the current and future needs of businesses and job seekers are met. As stewards of more than $20 million in public and private workforce funds, Partner4Work oversees and funds workforce programs for adults, dislocated workers and youth; educates the community through robust labor market analytics; and implements innovative solutions to the region's systemic workforce challenges. Partner4Work bridges the gap between people looking for work and companies in need of talent. More information is available at www.partner4work.org.