Renee joined Valley Vision in March of 2020 to support efforts in 21st Century Workforce. Although new to Valley Vision, Renee has worked with workforce development projects for the past ten years as a director with a community based nonprofit. Her work has included Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act projects, administering community block grants, youth employment, refugee and English language learner initiatives. Throughout this work Renee has built strong collaboration with a variety of partners including workforce investment boards, governmental agencies, educational institutions, the business community, nonprofits and other service providers.
Prior to her career in workforce development, Renee’s roles included business development at a regional chamber of commerce, hospitality management and positions supporting Sacramento area entrepreneurs. In addition to managing a broad spectrum of projects in workforce development, Renee brings experience in youth leadership development and financial empowerment initiatives. Renee is a graduate of California State University Sacramento (Go Hornets!) in Business Administration with additional coursework in finance and entrepreneurship.
Affiliations & Awards
Renee has been involved in the following community initiatives and recognitions:
- Sacramento Regional Transit Citizens Academy
- Folsom Cordova Adult Education Advisory Committee
- Nonprofit of the Year, Best in Business
- Leadership Rancho Cordova
- Leadership Citrus Heights
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Steering Committee
- Strategies Leadership Development Series
When not at work, Renee can be found serving in local nonprofits, experimenting with new recipes and spending time with her two grown children and their families. She enjoys short jaunts exploring the diverse landscape and communities throughout California.