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Director's Press Release:

Corning- Daniel Porter has been named the Executive Director of Chemung Schuyler Steuben Workforce New York (CSS Workforce) by its governing Board of Directors.  Mr. Porter will assume his duties effective August 15, 2016

"The Board felt that Mr. Porter's unique and varied background will provide the type of leadership and direction that CSS Workforce needs to fully realize the potential available to Workforce Develpment Boards under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act." Nancy Kirby, Chairperson of the CSS Workforce Board shared. "He has broad experience in public sector workforce development both from his time with CSS Workforce previously and his leadership at another Southern Tier Workforce Development Board to the west of us.  His non-profit experience also includes two other key workforce related areas - literacy and child care.  Understanding how literacy and work/life challenges impact and intertwine with workforce development gives him a depth of knowledge crucial to successfully helping the residents of CSS Workforce succeed and grow in their careers."

Mr. Porter comes most recently from the contingent staffing sector where he was focused on full lifecycle recruiting in the transit manufacturing sector in the Southern Tier of New York and across North America.  Prior to his time in the staffing industry he served notably as Executive Director of the CSS Workforce New York from 2006 to 2013.

Additional highlights of his career include serving as the Executive Director of the Cattaraugus-Allegany Workforce Investment Board, Executive Director of the Literacy Volunteers of Allegany County, and Resource Services Director of the Western New York Child Care Council.  A graduate of Alfred University, he and his famiily will reside in Hornell, NY.

"I am so happy to be able to bring my private sector learning and experience over the past three years back to CSS Workforce New York.  My time in the hyper-competitive contingent staffing field will give me an added dimension when working with our Partners to design strategies and implement programming to successfully position our region in the globaly competitive talent marketplace," Mr. Porter is quoted as saying.  "The challenges we face as a region require collaborative, supportive partnerships-Elected Officials at the local, State and Federal levels, the full continuum of education providers, Department of Labor, Economic Development Agencies, Organized Labor, Community Action Agencies, Youth Organizations, Libraries, Organizations serving those among us who may be experiencing particularly challenging barriers to employment, and indeed the broad range of non-profit agencies who support so many of us to meet our daily needs; this will be a total team effort. We live in one of the most beautiful areas of the globe, and have a talent pool that can complete with anyone in the world, now, it is time to forge ahead."