Curt Eysink was appointed executive director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission by Gov. Bobby Jindal in July 2009. He is focused on making Louisiana the best state in the country to get a job or grow a business. The LWC is working to achieve this goal by increasing workforce participation across the state and by building a first-class workforce delivery system that meets the needs of business and industry. Under Eysink’s leadership, the LWC has:
He previously served as director of marketing for Louisiana Health Care Review Inc., and as city editor of The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.<Close>
Deputy Executive Director
Carey Foy serves as deputy executive director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission. He is responsible for the agency’s overall continuous quality improvement and talent development efforts. In addition, he oversees agency performance management and operations in unemployment insurance and workforce development.
Foy joined LWC in 2009 with more than 30 years of experience in organizational development and culture change in governmental, corporate and military environments. His expertise includes team building, change management and strategic planning.
Before joining LWC, he was managing partner of a Louisiana-based consulting firm, serving clients in the nuclear power, petrochemical and healthcare industries. He is the former chairman of the board of the National Association of Employee Concerns Professionals.
Foy served as a U.S. Marine aviator, rising to the rank of major. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from Marshall University and a master of arts in teaching from Mississippi State University.<Close>
Renee Ellender Roberie
Chief Financial Officer
Office of Management and Finance
Renee Ellender Roberie serves as chief financial officer for the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
Prior to joining LWC on Oct. 20, 2009, Roberie had been with the Office of the Louisiana Legislative Auditor since 1999, serving as senior auditor in the performance audit division since 2001.
Roberie holds bachelor’s degrees from LSU in mass communications and political science, and in 1999, earned a master’s of public administration degree with a specialization in internal audit from LSU.<Close>
Office of Workforce Development
Bryan Moore serves as director of the Office of Workforce Development for the Louisiana Workforce Commission LWC. As director, Moore oversees all workforce development programs of LWC, including a statewide network of Business and Career Solutions Centers, business services, worker training, apprenticeship, veterans’ services, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, Rapid Response, labor programs and state administration of the Community Services Block Grant.
Prior to his appointment, Moore served for four years as director of the New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development/JOB1, where he oversaw efforts of the Orleans Parish Workforce Investment Board (WIB), including managing more than $28 million in federal funds for workforce-related services.
Moore served as president of the Louisiana Association of Workforce Investment Board Directors and is a board member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Workforce Development Council. He earned his undergraduate degree from Dillard University and his law degree from the Tulane University School of Law.<Close>
Office of Workers' Compensation Administration
Wes Hataway serves as director of the Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration for the Louisiana Workforce Commission. He was named to the position in February 2011.
Hataway came to LWC in February 2010 from the Attorney General’s Office, where his primary responsibilities included prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud and legislative assistance.
From 2004 to 2010, Hataway was in private law practice with two Baton Rouge-area firms, with primary focus on workers’ compensation and insurance defense. His professional experience also includes service as an assistant district attorney in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Hataway earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana College and a law degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University.<Close>
Office of Unemployment Insurance Administration
Dayne Freeman, an attorney, serves as director of the Unemployment Insurance Administration, a position she took over in January 2012. As director, Freeman has overseen historic modernization and improvements in the types of quality of services the agency provides. For example, the agency now provides unemployment services for individuals in the same, easy-to-use online system individuals use to access job seeker services, effectively narrowing the gap between available workers and employers seeking to fill positions. The newly improved system, called Helping Individuals Reach Employment – or HiRE for short – is on the cutting edge nationally in re-engineering unemployment insurance into a re-employment program.
Also under Freeman’s direction, the Office of Unemployment Insurance Administration has slashed the time it takes to resolve appeals. In fact, the Board of Review is No. 1 in the nation in processing its appeals.
Freeman is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and economics. She earned juris doctorate and bachelor of civil law degrees from LSU Law Center, and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard’s Graduate School of Business Administration.<Close>
Tom Guarisco serves as communications director, responsible for strategic communications and media relations and the Media Relations Department.
Prior to joining LWC in 2011, Guarisco was the founding editor of 225 Magazine, a monthly publication that debuted in 2005. He also co-authored the book Above Baton Rouge: A Pilot's View Then and Now, which LSU Press published in 2009. Guarisco's work has appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers, including Baton Rouge Business Report, The Advocate, The Courier (in Houma), Daily Comet (in Thibodaux) and Orlando Business Journal.
Tom is a 1988 graduate of Nicholls State University where he earned a bachelor of arts in communication arts.<Close>