Attorney Mark P.A. Hudson selected to serve on the Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board “Expanding Workforce” Working Group
July 1, 2020
The Expanding Workforce Working Group is charged with expanding Iowa’s workforce in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic
July 1, 2020Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. is proud to announce the selection of Attorney Mark P.A. Hudson to the Iowa Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board (ERAB) Expanding Workforce Working Group. The ERAB was signed into executive order by Governor Kim Reynolds on June 18, 2020 to focus on the modernizing Iowa’s economy as well as education, health care, workforce and quality of life. The Advisory Board will serve as a central point for the state-wide coordination of post COVID-19 pandemic rebuilding and recovery, with the main objective of strengthening Iowa’s economy. In the executive order, Governor Reynolds stipulated that seven working groups be established to assist the Advisory Board in coordinating a comprehensive recovery and growth effort. The working groups include: Agriculture, Connectivity, Economic Growth, Education, Government, Publish Health and Healthcare, and Expanding Iowa’s Workforce. The Expanding Workforce Working Group will focus attention into three specific areas with the formation of sub-committees spearheading the topics of: attraction and retention, labor participation, and workforce training. The overall charge of these sub-committees is to develop strategies to expand Iowa’s workforce, with particular attention given to improving accessibility, training, and employments opportunities to Iowa’s underserved and minority populations. The Expanding Workforce Working Group will be chaired by Beth Townsend, Director of Iowa Workforce Development. Ben McLean, CEO of Ruan Transportation Management Systems, serves as the Chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board. “I am honored to be participating in the Expanding Workforce Working Group,” remarked Hudson. “Economic and workforce recovery efforts are paramount to Iowa’s ability to remain a viable and sought after region for both current and future employees and employers.”For more information about the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, to view the governor’s full remarks, or to read the executive order, please visit the Office of the Governor website. ###
Mark P. A. Hudson
Mark Hudson is an Attorney and Senior Vice President at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Mark’s work focuses on labor and employment compliance and counseling (including personnel policies and decisions, workplace investigations, affirmative action program compliance, wage and hour advice, and general employment counseling), labor and employment litigation (including equal opportunity, wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment and defense of employment-related claims), workplace training (including sexual harassment, workplace civility, bystander intervention, and a myriad of other training topics for supervisor, employee, and human resource professionals), privacy and data security compliance and litigation, and fair housing litigation and compliance.