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Who Are We?

The Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board, dba Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas, is one of 28 Workforce Boards in the state of Texas that is responsible for leading and governing the regions workforce system. As an administrative body, it provides oversight for employment and training programs in our area. Additionally, the Board is responsible for strategic planning to address workforce issues for a three county region. The Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas region consists of the counties of Hardin, Jefferson and Orange.

The Workforce Development Board consists of up to thirty (30) members. Of these members, fifty-two percent (52%) are employers from the private sector who consistently provide input regarding the needs of employers. The other 48% is comprised of representatives from other entities, such as education, economic development, and other community-based organizations, which ensure that other workforce needs, are also addressed regarding jobseekers and other targeted populations. Members are appointed by the Chief Elected Officials of the region with final approval by the Governor. The regions chief elected officials are the County Judges of Hardin, Jefferson and Orange and the Mayor of Beaumont.

The Board employs twelve staff who are responsible for program planning, monitoring and reporting. The Board staff may be reached at 510 Park St, Suite 500, Beaumont, TX 77701 or by phone at 409.719.4750. The Board meetings are normally held on the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30am at the above address. Meeting dates are posted on this website.


“Equip Southeast Texas with the skills and knowledge that meet the needs of employers to foster the regions economic growth.”


“A world class, competitive workforce for Southeast Texas.”

The Board delivers workforce service via four Workforce Solutions offices which are located in Orange, Beaumont, Port Arthur and Hardin county. The Board has contractors who staff these Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas locations:

510 Park St, Suite 200
Beaumont, TX 77701
Port Arthur
4680 FM 365
Port Arthur, TX 77642
2415 N 16th Street
Orange, TX 77630
Hardin County
975 Highway 327 E
STE 147
Silsbee, TX 77656

There are many services available through our website and we invite you to explore, as well as, chat with Workforce Solutions staff if you have questions or need assistance.

Executive Director & Chief Elected Officials

Mary Hammon
Executive Director
Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board
Judge Jeff Branick
Lead CEO
County Judge - Jefferson County
Judge John Gothia
County Judge
Orange County
Judge Wayne McDaniel
County Judge
Hardin County
Roy West

Board Members

Roxanne Acosta-Hellberg
Get Recovery, Inc.
Steve Ahlenius
Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Shannon Allen
Beaumont ISD
Michelle Armstrong
Trey Berryman
Sheet Metal Workers Local #54
Capt. Elmo "Burnie" Burnistine
Katie Celli
Golden Triangle Business Roundtable
Natosha Coleman
HEB Grocery
Justin Cooper
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 479 
Sue Daniels
Early Learning Pre-School & Child Care Center
Jeffery Darby
Sabine Area Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Jerome Delafosse
Valero Energy Corporation - Port Arthur Refinery
Dr. Wendy Elmore
Lamar State College - Orange
Ada Hartman
South Hampton Resources, Inc
Dr. Angela Hill
Lamar Institute of Technology
Jamie Hogge
Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas
Claire Jackson
Motiva Enterprises
Daniel Marshall
Patricia Martinez
Texas Workforce Commission
Brian Nagel
Diana Nguyen
Texas Dept. of Health & Human Services
Stacey Nichols
International Paper
Bill Nickum
Nickum Insurance Agency
Rickey L. Simmons
Triple S Industrial Corporation
Benny Smith
Greater Orange Area Literacy Services
Anna Tanton
Silsbee Oaks Health Care LLP
Dr. Harold W. Whitfield
Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services