RAEDC Welcomes New Board Member, Gina Caronna

The Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC) Board of Directors welcomes Gina Caronna, Executive Director at The Workforce Connection as a new member. This appointment was approved at the Board of Directors meeting held on June 9, 2022.

Gina Carrona - The Workforce Connection - RAEDC Board of Directors
Gina Caronna

Gina has extensive involvement in the community through her commitment to creating education to workforce pipelines ensuring regional businesses have the skilled labor needed for jobs that are good today, tomorrow, and in the future. As a Board Member, Gina will work with industry and community leaders to cultivate opportunities that will improve the economic well-being of the region.

Before her position with The Workforce Connection, Gina was Vice President of STEM and Early College for Rock Valley College and is currently completing her Doctorate in Higher Education.

“RAEDC has been instrumental in developing connections between educational institutions and companies in our region for many years and I am excited to be involved in the continuation of that work,” said Gina Caronna, The Workforce Connection.

“We know workforce is one of the driving factors companies evaluate when expanding or relocating and Gina’s background and experience will help the region become even stronger in our business retention and attraction efforts,” says Therese Thill, President, RAEDC.

RAEDC continues the daily work of economic development and having a Board of Directors with diverse industry-representation is critical to ensuring economic well-being and prosperity for all.