Chief Impact Officer announced at CareerSource Tampa Bay

Tampa, FL-

CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) has hired Michelle A. Zieziula, MUP, as the workforce agency’s Senior Vice President and Chief Impact Officer. She will report directly to CSTB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) John Flanagan. Zieziula has more than 30 years of experience serving private, education, and public sectors through manufacturing, university, economic, and workforce development forums.

She brings with her more than 20 years of experience in the workforce sector. She served as the CEO of a Workforce Development Board for 13 years, as the Regional Director of Operations in the Philadelphia Workforce System where she provided oversight and management of programs supporting business and job seeker services and as a Senior Consultant for Public Consulting Group, Inc., serving as a subject matter expert for local regional, state, and national government nonprofits.

“I couldn’t be happier to have someone with the knowledge, experience and vision Michelle Zieziula brings to CareerSource Tampa Bay,” said CEO John Flanagan. “She will help us move CSTB to where we want to go in the future. I have worked with her in the past, know of her capabilities, and believe she will have a huge impact on our organization.”

Zieziula has provided consultation to management and leaders in the workforce development arena most recently in Pennsylvania, California, Texas, Missouri, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Colorado, and Rhode Island for determining strategic and operational effectiveness. She specialized in innovative solutions, organizational behavior and design approaches and large group facilitations, developed cross-functional and shared leadership teams, convened, and worked with sector-based initiatives, created technology-based solutions for workforce systems, and designed data-focused operational strategies.

“I am excited to announce that I have joined the CareerSource Tampa Bay team in an executive leadership role,” said Zieziula. I will be supporting the CEO in strategic direction, system expansion from a revenue generation and technology capacity, and creating and fostering innovation and programming for the organization. I am always open to strategic
partnerships and collaborations and look forward to finding mutually beneficial ways to serve our employers and labor force.”

Ms. Zieziula has been awarded numerous distinctions for her work and that of her organizations including: the National Association of Workforce Boards, 2007 Theodore E. Small Distinguished Honoree for commitment to the advancement of a competitive American workforce; Economic Development Corporation Excellence Award for the creation of substantial job opportunities through capital investment in Erie, PA, and Women’s Roundtable 2012 Woman of the Year Finalist.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Design and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the School of Architecture & Planning at the State University of New York at
Buffalo, with dual Certificates of Specialization in Urban Design and Community and Economic Development Planning. She carries additional certifications for Effective Facilitator, Neuro
Linguistic Programming (NLP for Business) and Sectoral Strategies.

About CareerSource Tampa Bay

CareerSource Tampa Bay programs and initiatives are fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $19,293,411.

CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. CareerSource Tampa Bay provided
240,269 services to 36,960 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during program year 2018-2019.

CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers is the single largest source of job candidates in the region from entry-level to executive-level candidates. Businesses can access CareerSource’s wide range of services that include recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates. Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network to learn more, visit

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