Pictured L-R: Lazandra Dial (City of Oakland Workforce Development Board), Zeydi Gutierrez (AB&I) and Alexa Jeffress (Director, Economic and Workforce Development)

AB&I team member Zeydi Gutierrez was elected by a majority vote today to be the new Chairperson for the Oakland Workforce Development Board for a term of two years.  She shall preside at all meetings of the Board, represent the Board when needed, appoint committees and task forces, and call special meetings when necessary.  The Oakland Workforce Development Board oversees the federally-funded employment and training programs and services in Oakland. These programs and services help job seekers gain employment and connect businesses with a qualified workforce. As Chairperson, Zeydi is now also part of the Executive Board.

AB&I is the largest manufacturer of cast iron soil pipe and fittings in the Western United States and has been a member of the Oakland community since 1906.