Stephen Baiter

Executive Director - Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County

The Workforce Development Board is a 41-member body comprised of leaders from business, economic development, education, labor, community-based organizations, and public agencies that aligns a variety of programs and resources to enhance the competitiveness of the local workforce and support economic vitality in Contra Costa County and the greater East Bay. In this role, Stephen is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and policies that meet the diverse needs of job seekers, workers, and businesses in order to support a strong, vibrant local economy with a skilled workforce. Prior to assuming his current position, Stephen held a variety of management positions in the public and nonprofit sectors developing programs and funding in partnership with businesses, education, and community-based organizations. He is currently a board member on a few East Bay nonprofits that are focused on education and economic development. He also serves as the Legislative Chair of the California Workforce Association, a statewide membership organization representing the local workforce system in California. He has a BA in Political Science from Boston College and a Master’s in Public Administration from California State University-East Bay.