PRESIDENT AND CEO OF ENLIGHTENED, INC., ANTWANYE FORD, APPOINTED CHAIR OF WORKFORCE INVESTMENT COUNCIL
WASHINGTON (JANUARY 2018): Antwanye Ford, President and CEO of Enlightened, Inc., was appointed by the District of Columbia’s (DC) Mayor Muriel Bowser as the Chairman of the Workforce Investment Council (WIC) in conjunction with Todd Lang as the Executive Director.
Enlightened, Inc. (“Enlightened”), is a leading Information Technology (IT) consulting firm delivering Cyber Security, System Integration, and Management Consulting solutions. The WIC is a private-sector led board responsible for advising the Mayor, Council, and DC Government regarding the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of an integrated and effective workforce development system.
Being a native Washingtonian, Ford has demonstrated a tremendous passion and commitment to the DC community to ensure that residents have the resources needed to support their families through lucrative jobs. Having the same passion and commitment, Executive Director Lang joins the WIC with 15 years of experience managing workforce recruitment, training, and economic development initiatives for cities and states. Additionally, for eight years, Lang lead programs dedicated to empowering workers and entrepreneurs in low-income and underserved populations.
“I am very grateful and humbled for the opportunity that Mayor Bowser and her team has set before me. Growing up as a kid in a socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhood in Ward Five, like many of my peers, honors such as this were unimaginable. But now, as a business leader in the city and the Chairman of DC’s Workforce Investment Council, my aim is to make opportunities like this a norm for residents in every ward,” said Ford. “I endeavor to do this by working with the WIC to ensure every resident, no matter their socioeconomic background, has a pathway to a vibrant career that leads to a fulfilling life.”
Enlightened is an award-winning company that provides Cyber Security, IT and Management solutions to resolve complex business problems for federal, state, and local government agencies. Enlightened holds GSA IT-70 and MOBIS schedule contracts, and is certified as a HUBZone and Small Business by the Small Business Administration. For more information please visit www.enlightened.com.
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