Barbara Ebel is currently the Regional Labor Exchange Administrator for the Montgomery & Prince George’s Counties America Job Centers, Maryland. She has over twelve years of exceptional organization management and over 19 years of State service with a demonstrated effectiveness in directing and managing Workforce Development programs. Previously, Barbara was the Assistant Director for the Migrant Program in Michigan. In this position, she helped to create educational programs to help improve the well-being and advancement opportunities of migrant families.
Barbara has received a Champion Achiever Award from the Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing & Regulation and an Award of Appreciation from the International Association of Workforce Professionals for outstanding performance as Chair of the International Development Committee. In this position, she was instrumental in advancing the Association to members of the international community. Additionally, Barbara was appointed by County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett to serve on the Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board. Most recently, Barbara co-founded the Voice Engaging Latinos for Action, a non-profit organization that connects Maryland Latinos to opportunities for actions to improve the educational system, increases civic participation and a voice for social justice.
Barbara has been a keynote speaker across the country and internationally in presenting topics such as Workforce Development, the Trade Adjustment Act, Organizational Management, Diversity & Disabilities Awareness and other numerous labor-related issues. Her experience in community outreach and coalition building spans two decades. Barbara is also Executive Board member of Per Scholas Capital Region, Chimes International, Prince George’s Workforce Development Board and Ana Mendez University.
Barbara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from the University of Maryland University College.