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Jan Vogel

Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

For over 40 years, Mr. Jan Vogel has served as the Executive Director of the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) which encompasses eleven cities in the Los Angeles South Bay region in California that includes: El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Torrance, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and Carson. 


The South Bay Workforce Investment Board has been a leader in workforce innovation and has received national awards for performance of workforce development activities for employment and business services, not only within Los Angeles County, but throughout Southern California. The SBWIB has also been recognized for being one of the highest performing Workforce Investment Boards in the state of California. 


Mr. Vogel is a leader in apprenticeship development and has initiated many efforts for establishing apprenticeship programs utilizing innovative approaches for employer engagement and job seeker recruitment for both union and non-union apprenticeship models.

The South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB), a California Workforce Development Board is accepting interest letters from community-based organizations (CBOs) interested in serving a four-year term on the SBWIB. Qualified CBOs will have a demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment needs of individuals with barriers to employment, veterans, or individuals with disabilities; and organizations with demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment, training, or education needs of eligible youth and/or out-of-school youth.


The submission deadline for all interest letters is May 10, 2024, by 12:00 p.m. (PST). The interest letters should be sent via email to

Details regarding the SBWIB can be found at

Mission Statement

Using the most cost-effective services, and demand driven strategies, our mission is to build a world-class workforce through strategic alliances with business, education and community partners.

Central to this mission statement is collaboration among a wide range of stakeholders including business, labor, 

Vision Statement

We will promote an innovative workforce development system that supports job retention and creation, and accelerates economic growth in the South Bay region.

education, social services, philanthropic organizations and community-based agencies.

Our Board

Amber Meshack

Andrew Fowler

Armando Pena

Dr. Brenda Thames

Brigette Calderon

Carolyn Woodard

Catherine Holdbrook-Smith

Crystal Spencer

Donald Ford

Eduardo Leiva

Faisal Hashmi

Fran Fulton

Glenn Mitchell

J. Kim McNutt

Jackie Choi

Janice Jimenez

Jason Witt

Jeff Wilson

Jeffrey R. Jennison

Jeremy Diaz

Joe Ahn

John Matheson

Josh Lafarga

Ken Gomez

Dr. Kendrick Roberson

Kimberly Miller

Dr. Lance Williams

Louie Diaz

Mark Panger

Marc Weiss

Maria Camacho

Mike Costigan

Mike Harriel

Mike Talleda

Mitch Ponce

Mohammad Naser

Nayeem Khan

Patricia Bennett

Patricia Donaldson

Paul Russell

Roderick Edison

Ruthi Davis

Sanjay Murty

Sarah Gonzaga

Susan Senior

Tamala Lewis

Ted Cordova

Tod Sword

Tom Bakaly

Tonya Griffin

Walter Ahhaitty

Wayne Diulio

Our Team

Jan Vogel

Executive Director

Laura Bischoff

Contracts Manager/EEO Officer

Chris Cagle

Regional Affairs, Marketing, 
& Special Projects 

Cameron Cox

IT Manager

Dori Giulea 

Fiscal Manager 

Justina Munoz

Procurement Manager

Karmen White 

Human Resources Manager


Michael Trogan

Special Projects Development Manager

Robert Chavez

One-Stop Operations Manager 

Sha'Ron Berry

Office Manager  

Tamika Hambrick

MIS Manager

Tracey Atkins

GAIN Manager

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