Stephen Baiter

Oakland Workforce Development Board
Basic Contact Information

Oakland Economic & Workforce Development Department

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3315

Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 238-3627

Website: City of Oakland WDB

Social: https://twitter.com/oakland

CWA Committees: Executive, Legislative, Opportunities, Capacity Building

Bio: Stephen is currently the Executive Director of the Oakland WDB, where he is responsible for working with the board and a diverse team of staff and contracted service providers to develop and implement strategies and policies that meet the diverse needs of businesses, workers and key industry sectors in order to support a strong, vibrant local economy with a skilled workforce. Prior to assuming his current position, Stephen held a variety of management positions in the public and nonprofit sectors developing programs and funding in partnership with businesses, education, and community-based organizations. He is currently a board member on multiple East Bay nonprofits that are focused on education and economic development and also serves as the Chair of the California Workforce Association. He has a BA in Political Science from Boston College and a Masters in Public Administration from California State University East Bay.

Workforce Area Key Sectors
  • Healthcare
  • Utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
Areas of Expertise
  • Partnerships with Community Colleges
  • Partnerships with Universities
  • Partnerships with Economic Development
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Sector Strategy Development
  • Regional Organizing
  • Labor Market Information
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