Blake Konczal has been the executive director of the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board (FRWDB) since May 2002. A Joint Powers Authority between the City and County of Fresno, FRWDB administers a FY 16-17 budget of nearly $15 million, providing business and training services to Fresno County employers and residents. FRWDB is the fiscal agent on multiple grants, including two noteworthy regional grants: Pre-Apprentices, Multi-Craft Training Program and the Sling Shot Program – that provides training and exposure in the Construction/Trades and Manufacturing sectors across eight valley counties from San Joaquin in the North to Kern in the South.
Prior to joining FRWDB, Konzcal served as executive director of the Silicon Valley Workforce Investment Board, where he spearheaded the creation of the first ever Workforce Investment Act program for the City of San Jose. He also served as Head of the Special Projects unit for the South Bay Private Industry Council in Los Angeles County. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from UCLA, a Master of Arts in Political Science form Cal State Fullerton, and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Konzcal serves on the Board of Directors for both the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County and Fresno Works.