Solon Workforce Development Committee


Bring together education, business and industry partners in an effort to share training resources, work-based learning programs and collaboration opportunities.

Key Focus Area -- Talent Attraction, Development & Retention:

Deliverables to include:

1) Assessment of workforce supply and demand for the business community (manufacturing, retail, hospitality and service industries), non-profits, and the public sector.

2) Host annual Solon Job Fair and promote other local and virtual job fairs.

3) Assessment of the transportation challenges that prevent regional talent from seeking and retaining jobs in the City of Solon. (Transportation Task Force)

4) Develop and implement of solutions for our transportation challenge. (Transportation Task Force)

5) Partnership with the City of Solon, Solon Library and a higher education partner in creating an Innovation Center. The Solon Innovation Center will develop local businesses and entrepreneurship through incubation, business acceleration and workforce training.

Committee Members:

Angee Shaker, Director of Economic Development, City of Solon

Samantha Bell, Economic Development Coordinator, City of Solon

Marilyn McMillin, President, Solon Chamber of Commerce

Libby Rigo, Communications Coordinator, Solon Chamber of Commerce

Tom Jackson, Insurance & Risk Management, Leverity Insurance Group

Manny Gonzalez, Director of Human Resources, Nestle

Sunil Daga, President, Wrap Tite

Andrea Zadd, Human Resources, Swagelok

Chris Coon, Area Coordinator of Workforce Development, Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Ray Nejadfard, Interim VP of Manufacturing & Technology, Cuyahoga Community College 

Fran Stewart, Owner, Eagle Creek Press and Properties

Michelle Burke, Branch Manager, Middlefield Banking

Molly Lucas, Workforce Specialist, Office of Workforce Development, Cuyahoga County

Scott Swan, Director of Human Resources, Hana Technologies 


January 2023

October 2022

June 2022

April 2022

January 20, 2022 

October 14, 2021