CWA Staff

The staff of CWA are small but mighty. Along with consultants, these are the people who keep the ship going in the right direction.

Bob Lanter – Executive Director
Bob Lanter is currently the Executive Director of the California Workforce Association leading the way in workforce strategy and the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act for the state of California. Bob has worked almost two decades in the public sector and non-profit industry, with experience in the field of workforce development and job training. He has held various positions in local workforce investment systems from case manager to the Executive Director of the Contra Costa County Workforce Board. He gained national/federal experience working for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration as a Federal Project Officer. Before taking over as Executive Director at CWA, Bob owned and managed a national consulting practice where he and his team facilitated organizational retreats, team building meetings, strategic planning and assessment projects for local, state, and national workforce development, government and non-profit organizations. He also has developed and delivered training curriculum and keynote addresses in multiple topics of workforce development that have helped inspire thousands of professionals in the industry. He graduated from California State University, East Bay with a Bachelors Degree in Personnel Administration and Industrial Relations; additionally he is a Certified Master Facilitator from the Institute of Cultural Affairs. Bob can be reached at

Nick Loret de Mola – Deputy Director
Nick Loret de Mola is Deputy Director of the California Workforce Association. He started his career working with companies like Barnes and Noble, Raley’s, Apple, and CBS Radio where he garnered recognition for his innovative strategies in staff development and customer-centered sales. After almost two decades, Mr. Loret de Mola changed course to the field of workforce development, where he serves as an analyst and advocate for effective workforce and economic legislation and policies. He is involved in transportation, community building and workforce development in Sacramento County, and is a proud husband and father of two. He can be reached at

Monica Sobala – Administrative Manager
Monica Sobala is the Administrative Manager at the California Workforce Association. She has been with the Association since 2003. Monica can be reached at:

Matt Hidalgo- Program Manager


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CWA Events

Mar 01

Partnerships That Unlock Social Mobility – Ventura

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Poinsettia Pavilion Ventura CA United States
Mar 02

Partnerships That Unlock Social Mobility – LAX

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Los Angeles Airport Marriott Los Angeles CA United States
Mar 03

Day at the Capitol 2017 Prep Call

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 03

Day at the Capitol 2017 Prep Call

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mar 06

Partnerships That Unlock Social Mobility – Central Coast

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monterey Marriott Monterey CA United States

CWA Business

Mar 15

Capacity Building Committee Call

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mar 16

Opportunities Committee Call

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 21

Legislative Committee Call

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 23

Executive Committee Call

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Apr 12

Capacity Building Committee Call

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Other Workforce Events

Mar 03

Day at the Capitol 2017 Prep Call

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 03
Mar 06

Day at the Capitol 2017 Prep Call

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 06