Holly McKamey Simoni named new Administrator of Workforce Programs for DWS

CHEYENNE - Director Robin Sessions Cooley recently named Holly McKamey Simoni the new Administrator of Workforce Programs for the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS).

Simoni has served the agency for the past 12 years, where she demonstrated exemplary leadership in the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) section of the agency. In her role as VR Regional Manager, she lead the state in piloting new VR programming and projects. Her most recent project consisted of implementing two new VR Coordinator positions, which is a first for Wyoming and have already decreased client wait times.

"Holly Simoni has proven herself as an innovative, capable leader during her time as a Regional Manager for VR," Director Cooley said. "Placing Holly as the new Administrator for Workforce Programs will allow us to serve the entire spectrum of our clientele, including the most vulnerable. Her expertise in VR and track record in implementing innovative solutions is perfectly suited to this position. Workforce Programs help people get family-sustaining jobs, and positively impact the lives of so many citizens in Wyoming."

Simoni has been with DWS since 2006 when she began as a VR Counselor in Rawlins before moving up to the position of Regional Manager in 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Development from Montana State University and a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Assumption College.

Simoni is a Wyoming native who was born and raised in Worland.

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