People: Amy R. Fleming Joins OWINN as Program Development and Engagement Specialist



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Isla Young, Executive Director of the Nevada Governor’s Office for Workforce Innovation (OWINN), recently announced the addition of Amy R. Fleming as a Program Development Specialist and engagement, starting March 22.


Fleming previously worked as director of workforce development at the Western Nevada Economic Development Authority.


At EDAWN, Fleming focused on aligning the regional workforce development system to meet the needs of employers; skills gaps identified and minimized; forged stronger links between industry, education and labor resources; expanded access to skilled talent; and prepared the community for the impacts of robotics and automation, according to a March 22 press release.


“… Amy brings such a wealth of experience in economic development, employer engagement and program management,” Young said in a statement. “His experience will be essential as OWINN develops innovative and meaningful workforce development programs and engagement strategies for Nevadans.”


Prior to working at EDAWN, Fleming held various positions, including as Program Manager for Competitiveness and Economic Development for Professor Michael Porter at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School.


She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Music from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is also the Director of the High Desert Harmony Chorus. Fleming lives in Reno with her husband and two young daughters.


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