Deborah L. Norris
Deb joined Sinclair Community College in September 2006 in the newly created position of Vice President for Workforce Development & Corporate Services. In this role, Deb oversees a team that is responsible for understanding the workforce needs of employers and then developing a wide range of services to meet those needs. Services include consulting, assessments, and training and development engagements. Deb is also responsible for the Advanced Integrated Manufacturing (AIM) Center; The Sinclair Conference Center (David H. Ponitz) and Continuing Education programs focused on industry recognized certifications for individuals. In her role, Deb also oversees many of Sinclair’s regional workforce initiatives including Ohio Skills Bank and the Regional Workforce Transformation Consortium housed at Sinclair.
Deb comes to Sinclair with 25+ years of extensive business experience including sales, marketing, and management in a variety of business environments including Fortune 500 companies, a technology startup, a business to business brand consulting agency, and a management consulting firm. These companies include Right Management Consultants, LexisNexis and AT&T.
Deb was appointed by Governor Ted Strickland to serve on the newly formed Governor’s Workforce Policy Advisory Board. In addition, she serves on the executive committee. Deb serves on the Governing Board and executive committee of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2008, Deb was chosen to represent Sinclair on the National Composite Center (NCC). Deb is a member of Wright State University’s Raj Soin School of Business Management Department Advisory Board. Deb is an active member of the Dayton Rotary Club where she serves on the Membership Recruitment and Blue Ribbon committees. She is a member of The Miami Valley Human Resources Association (MVHRA). She currently serves on the Daybreak Board and is the former Chair of the March of Dimes Board and for many years served as President of the Clothes that Work! Board. In May 2008, Deb was one of 25 leaders in the community selected to serve as one of the 88th ABW Honorary Commanders at WPAFB.
Deb was honored in 2005 by being selected as one of Dayton’s Ten Top Women by the Dayton Daily News. Deb was also a 2008 recipient of the Women of Influence award given by the Dayton YWCA. Deb holds an MBA and BS in Business from the University of Dayton. She is a graduate of the Leadership Dayton Program and has also attended the executive education program at the University of Michigan’s Business School. Deb lives in Germantown, Ohio with her husband Craig, and their eight dogs and one cat, all strays that they have rescued.
Jeffrey A. Miller
Jeffrey A. Miller, Assistant Vice President, Sinclair Community College, Workforce Development has 19 years of experience in strategy development, financial management, business services and operations, and contract and procurement experience, both in community college and 4-year university settings. Throughout his career, Jeff has focused on obtaining quality results by focusing on building long-lasting relationships with colleagues and utilizing continuous quality improvement techniques to promote success.
In his role with Sinclair’s Workforce Development, he creates and implements effective workforce development strategies to increase the division’s reach and responsiveness to regional employers and individuals’ needs. Jeff’s strong partnerships with internal and external constituents allow him to leverage and develop intellectual capital to meet and exceed client demands, as well as to continue to grow the division’s non-credit offerings.
A graduate of Missouri Baptist College, with an MBA from the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut University, Jeff is a graduate of the 2007 class of Leadership Dayton, and has served on the board for the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission as well as co-chaired Sinclair’s United Way Campaign. Currently, Jeff is a board member for Big Brothers, Big Sisters Miami Valley.
When not working, Jeff enjoys golf, traveling, reading, and he and his wife Tracy are actively involved with their four children’s activities.
Hope D. Arthur
Hope Arthur joined Sinclair Community College’s Workforce Development division in 2007, bringing with her over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, operations and management. In her current role, she is responsible for strategic workforce development programs and projects, including a number of certification and continuing education programs.
One of Hope’s strategic training programs is Sinclair’s Defense Acquisition Academy (DAA). DAA is a certified Equivalent Provider of Defense Acquisition University (DAU) courses. All of DAA’s offerings have been certified by the American Council on Education and reflect the direct training requirements for Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level I Certifications.
Prior to Sinclair, Hope worked in the hospitality, professional association and corporate training industries. Her previous employers include the Dayton Racquet Club, Alliance Hospitality, Trans Inns Management and Tharaldson Enterprises. She is a graduate in Business Administration from Butler University.
On a personal note, Hope is deeply committed to the Dayton community and has devoted countless hours volunteering for area non-profit organizations. Currently, she serves on the Board of Trustees for Clothes That Work, the Better Business Bureau’s Center for Business & Consumer Ethics Board, and the American Heart Association’s “Go Red” Luncheon Committee. She also co-chaired Sinclair's 2010/2011 United Way Campaign, which raised over $150,000. Additionally, Hope has volunteered for the YWCA of Dayton, Ronald McDonald House Charities, March of Dimes, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Executive Women’s Golf Association and Choice Ohio Marketing Association.
Rosalie Catalano, MBA, SPHR
Prior to joining Sinclair Workforce Development, Rosalie Catalano worked in roles of increasing responsibility in sales and marketing, corporate communications, and human resources. For over 20 years, she worked in the laboratory products industry, starting as a marketing analyst and then moving to field sales and sales management on both the East and West Coasts. Rosalie was Corning Science Products Division’s first female regional sales manager with responsibility for the Mid-Atlantic. She continued in the industry, holding positions such as Director of Sales & Marketing and General Manager.
In 1996, Rosalie relocated to Ohio when she took a position with YSI, Inc. as vice president for its Bioanalytical Products Group. Within two years at YSI, Rosalie was asked to create and lead a corporate communications function in which she was instrumental in rebranding the company and its three strategic business units, contributing to a dramatic increase in revenue.
In early 2006, Rosalie established her own HR and business communications consulting practice, focusing on meeting the needs of smaller employers who might not have the economies of scale to employ a full-time HR professional. In that consulting practice, she developed a core clientele and also created and delivered relevant HR and communications-related presentations to various professional groups and associations in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas. She has a passion for helping individuals and employers foster and ultimately optimize both individual and organizational performance.
Rosalie’s undergraduate degree from California University of Pennsylvania is in education and she has an M.B.A. in Applied Economics & Finance from George Washington University. She is a certified SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) and member of the Society for Human Resource Management. She currently serves as marketing coordinator for the Miami Valley HR Association.
Brenda joined Sinclair in 2008 with more than 24 years experience in workforce development, economic development, public relations and marketing. Brenda is a certified project manager. Her passion for workforce development is strong after 19 years of service in the Ohio Department of Development's Economic Development Division and several years in workforce development with the University of Cincinnati and Butler Technology and Career Development Schools. Brenda brings extensive experience and knowledge of local and state workforce development agencies and initiatives, as well as many years of experience in assisting business and industry in developing training plans to build the skills of their workforce. Brenda is based in the Courseview, Mason office but serves both Montgomery and Warren counties through Sinclair's Workforce Development & Corporate Services.
Kym Yahn, MBA
Kym Yahn has more than fifteen years experience in management, training and facilitation, and leadership development. She currently functions in dual roles within the Workforce Development Division at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.
Kym manages the Sinclair Conference Center, responsible for planning and executing more than 1,200 business meetings, conferences and special events each year. And Kym’s strong business background combined with her skills in managing projects and developing professional development training makes her a valuable resource in aligning employer workforce training needs with innovative educational programs and services.
For the past eight years, Kym taught senior/graduate level courses in organizational and nonprofit leadership at Wright State University. Prior to joining Sinclair, Kym served as Executive Director of Clothes That Work, a successful local nonprofit organization she co-founded in 1998. And her previous roles include workforce development manager at the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and several leadership positions during her nineteen-year career with Bank One.
Kym earned her BSB degree from Wright State University and her MBA from the University of Dayton. She was recognized as a City of Dayton - Volunteer of the Year and was honored as one of the Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women. Kym is also a newly minted member of the Leadership Dayton Class of 2012.
Kym’s passion for community service extends well beyond her career. She serves on the board of Rebuilding Together Dayton, as board treasurer for the Innerwest Community Development Corporation, and a member of the Leadership Dayton Program Committee. In addition, Kym has served in a leadership role supporting numerous other public initiatives and nonprofit organizations in the greater Dayton area.