MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Department of Commerce announced today that Brenda Tuck will join its Workforce Development Division as a liaison to the state’s Regional Workforce Councils.
Tuck brings years of experience in economic development to this new role at Commerce. Since 2012, she has served as executive director of the Marengo County Economic Development Authority. Before that, she served in economic development posts at Alford & Associates LLC and the Pioneer Electric Cooperative.
“Brenda’s vast experience and industry knowledge makes her a key addition to the workforce division,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “I’m confident that she will continue our efforts to provide and implement high-quality services to the people of Alabama.”
As liaison, Tuck will facilitate and maintain communications between Commerce and Alabama’s Regional Workforce Councils, business and industry, and education leaders. The councils provide a direct link to the workforce needs of businesses at a local level.
“I’m very excited about expanding my role in economic development. I feel that bringing the experience I have from the other side of the table will be a great asset,“ Tuck said.
Tuck will start her new position at Commerce on July 1.
“We are extremely pleased to have Brenda join our regional Workforce Council team, especially, as we launch our reorganization of 10 regions to seven,” said Ed Castile, deputy secretary of Commerce and director of AIDT. “The experience she has in rural economic development, to include workforce development, will be extremely important as we move forward over the next several months and years.”