Kevin Perkey is Chief Executive Officer of Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW). Workforce Southwest Washington leads the public workforce system for Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties, including oversight of WorkSource and job training programs for ages 16-24.
WSW contributes to regional economic growth by investing federal, state, local and private funds into programs and community-based organizations that improve the skills and education of our local workforce and provide companies with qualified talent.
Since 2003, WSW has invested more than $100 million in helping job seekers secure employment and businesses find the talent they need in Southwest Washington.
Prior to joining WSW, Kevin was the CEO of South Central Pennsylvania Works (SCPa Works) a regional workforce development board investing more than $12 million of public workforce investment resources annually across an eight-county region of South Central, Pennsylvania.
Kevin currently serves on the Board of the Columbia River Economic Development Council, the Cowlitz Economic Development Council, the STEM Network Governance Committee, and the Mount St. Helen’s Institute and the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Workforce Development Council (serving as Co-Chair of their Policy Committee).
Kevin has a BA in Environmental Studies and a Masters in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management, both from the University of Pittsburgh.