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KRA Executive Chosen for Maryland House of Delegates “Team 13”

Recently, The Baltimore Sun reported that Vanessa E. Atterbeary, KRA Corporate Counsel, has been chosen by the District 13 slate to represent Howard County in the Maryland House of Delegates.            “Team 13” members—Delegate Guy Guzzone, candidate for Maryland State Senate, and Delegates Shane Pendergrass and Frank Turner—said they picked Atterbeary for the ticket because “her experience in business and her advocacy for victims of domestic violence will complement the team’s expertise.” The Sun article continued, “Domestic violence advocacy is a priority for Atterbeary, who started working at a shelter in college and participated in a clinic helping women to gain protective orders while
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KRA/VIEW Convenes Career Symposium

Recently, the KRA Corporation workforce services program in Norfolk…Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW)… provided 42 jobseeker-customers with much-needed information and guidance on accessing community resources and opportunities.   The Career  Symposium…which took 2 months of thoughtful planning and execution by Ninette Adams and Gina Tanks, KRA/VIEW Employment Specialists…featured notable local experts who shared their valuable knowledge with jobseekers from KRA/VIEW and two community workforce-development partners, Goodwill Industries and Up Center Books.  These individuals attended the Symposium because they are dedicated to becoming self sufficient through education, training, and sustainable employment. Based on individual knowledge and expertise, each speaker addressed one or
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High-Ranking Maryland Executive Addresses KRA Leaders

KRA remains committed to hiring the best people and investing heavily in professional development to deliver the highest caliber Program Management Team. As part of this commitment, in August 2010, KRA launched a formal leadership development program, the Leadership Edge. As KRA continues its planned expansion into new regions, the over-arching goals of the program are to (1) leverage best practices and lessons learned through cross-functional interactions, (2) improve company systems and processes that increase program effectiveness, and (3) fine-tune the decision-making and problem-solving skills necessary for company leaders to respond effectively to changing and challenging situations. Planned by staff
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KRA Executive Graduates Prestigious Leadership Program

Vanessa E. Atterbeary, Esq., KRA Corporate Counsel, recently completed an 8-month leadership development program presented by Leadership Maryland, an independent, educational leadership development organization that informs top-level executives from the private and public sectors about the critical issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the State of Maryland, and its regions.  After participating in a broad range of experiences, these statewide leaders are prepared to address these issues and serve as important participants in the unified effort to shape Maryland’s future. According to  Leadership Maryland Board Chairman Ralph W. Emerson, Jr., a 2003 graduate of the program and Senior Vice President of
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KRA Executive Attends Leadership Maryland Retreat

On March 12, 2012, we reported that Vanessa E. Atterbeary, Esq., KRA Corporate Counsel, had been selected as one of only 52 individuals to participate in the 2012 class of Leadership Maryland, an independent, educational, non-profit organization that informs top-level executives, from the public and private sectors, about the critical issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the State.  Recently, Atterbeary attended Leadership Maryland’s 2-day kick-off retreat with 51 other talented leaders from across the State.  Atterbeary reported, “The opening retreat focused on networking, identifying State-wide issues, and leadership skills.  It was so energizing!  I had been looking forward to meeting other
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KRA Convenes Leadership Edge Workshop

The Leadership Edge is a staff training and development program designed to grow, nurture, and encourage KRA’s already successful Program Management team. The first workshop was convened in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 19, 2010, and marked the successful start of a series of quarterly meetings that have been very well received by KRA Program Directors and Managers.  The Leadership Edge focuses on project management best practices, human resources, budgeting and financial tracking, strategic development, and other topics specific to KRA’s continue success as a national leader in the provision of workforce development services. On February 28-29, KRA returned to Baltimore
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KRA Corporate Counsel Selected by Leadership Maryland

Vanessa E. Atterbeary, Esq., KRA Corporate Counsel, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2012, its 20th Anniversary Class.  Founded in 1992, Leadership Maryland is an independent, educational, non-profit organization designed to inform top-level executives, from the public and private sectors, about the critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing the state of Maryland and its regions.  Atterbeary is one of only 52 accomplished and talented leaders from across the State selected to participate in the 8-month program.  Following a 2-day opening retreat in April, Atterbeary will attend five 2-day, and one 1-day intense sessions focusing on issues, such
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KRA/CWP Team Presents at National Industry Conference

Twenty-five KRA staff attended the 2011 National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia, May 16-19, 2011.  Approximately 800 professionals from across the country had gathered to discuss strategies to “Turn the Tide” in our industry despite the great economic challenges we face. The KRA entourage included a team, from the KRA/CTWorks One-Stop Dislocated Workers Program, that presented a workshop on Power Programs for Placing Professionals.  For an SRO-audience of more than 50 attendees, the highly engaging presentation highlighted KRA’s best practices and programs for working with professional Dislocated Workers. Facilitated by Pamela Nabors, Director of
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