Grace A. Kilbane was appointed by Mayor Frank Jackson as the Executive Director of the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Investment Board and of OhioMeansJobs|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County in July of 2014.
Prior to her appointment with the City, Kilbane served as a senior career executive with the United States Department of Labor/Employment & Training Administration in many key roles for the agency. Nationally, she led the creation and operation of the one-stop career center system; headed employment and training programs for youth and adults under the Workforce Investment Act; directed the unemployment insurance system; served as a national director of Job Corps; and implemented foreign worker programs such as the H-1B Visa. She also served as Regional Administrator for the Boston region and the Kansas City region.
Kilbane also formerly served as Deputy Administrator and Acting Administrator of the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services for nearly six years. Before working for the state, she was implemented and served as the first Director of the Cuyahoga County Witness/Victim Service Center.
Kilbane earned a Law Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University. She and her husband are happy to be back home in Cleveland.