CEO | Workforce Solutions Capital Area Workforce Board
Tamara Atkinson serves as the CEO of Workforce Solutions Capital Area Workforce Board, the workforce development board for Austin, TX. Workforce Solutions Capital Area supports and connects local people to local jobs as a business-led and community-focused organization.
As the head of Workforce Solutions Capital Area, Ms. Atkinson is responsible for strategic planning, oversight, and evaluation of Austin/Travis County’s workforce system. Workforce Solutions is a regional quasi-governmental entity organized as a non-profit. Ms. Atkinson oversees all operations within the organization, as well as external relations with elected officials, educational institutions, civic and business leaders, economic development, and national education and workforce entities. She manages a board of directors comprised of public/private sector leaders from across Travis County.
Ms. Atkinson has served Workforce Solutions in progressively more responsible positions for more than 20 years. Most recently, Ms. Atkinson expanded the Board’s impact through the creation of the Community Workforce Plan, Austin’s first comprehensive workforce strategic plan in order to better analyze and scale economic mobility through career education.
She holds her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Arts in Linguistics from the University of North Texas, later leading an English language school in North Africa for five years.
Tamara AtkinsonCEO | Workforce Solutions Capital Area Workforce Board