Laurie Bouillion Larrea is honored to serve as President/CEO of Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, the Dallas County Workforce Development Board for 25 years. Capping a career in employment systems spanning more than thirty-six years, service to the Dallas workforce system has proved a rewarding commitment. Ms. Larrea is immediate Past President of the United States Conference of Mayors, Workforce Development Council (WDC) supporting workforce executives from the largest cities and regions in the nation. The WDC is a premiere member organization contributing to the national dialogue, documenting best practices and defining the needs for a competitive workforce.
Prior to service in Dallas, Ms. Larrea directed workforce systems in Houston and Southeast Texas. As a private employment and training consultant, Laurie’s work included conference planning; procurement, negotiation and contract training; and planning for various councils and contractors – the Texas Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Labor.
An alumnus of Lamar University in Beaumont, Laurie earned a B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in Industrial Psychology. Her expertise in workforce development was earned through multiple college, government and private training initiatives.