Isla Young, executive director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN), recently announced the addition of Amy R. Fleming as a Program Development and Engagement Specialist, effective March 22.
Fleming previously worked as Director of Workforce Development at the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.
At EDAWN, Fleming focused on aligning the regional workforce development system to meet employer needs; identified and minimized skills gaps; built stronger connections among industry, education and workforce 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 around economic development, employer engagement and program management,” Young said in a statement. “Her experience will be key as OWINN develops innovative and meaningful workforce development programs and engagement strategies for Nevadans.”
Prior to working at EDAWN, Fleming served in various roles, most notably 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 also serves as the Director of the High Desert Harmony Chorus. Fleming lives in Reno with her husband and two young girls.