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Bruce Stenslie


Economic Development Collaborative

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Bruce Stenslie has 30 years of experience in workforce and economic development and has served since 2007 as President and CEO of the Economic Development Collaborative (EDC).

Prior to joining EDC, Stenslie served as Deputy Director for the California Workforce Association, Workforce Policy Director for the City of Los Angeles, Assistant Director of the Ventura County Human Services Agency and Executive Director of the Workforce Investment Board.

In 2013 Stenslie was elected by his peers as Chair of the California Association for Local Economic Development. 

Stenslie is a Governor’s appointee to the California Workforce Development Board and serves in leadership positions for several state and local organizations, including California Forward, the California Stewardship Network, California Statewide CDC, California Small Manufacturers Health and Welfare Trust, Pacific Coast Broadband Consortium, First 5 Ventura County, Ventura County P-20 Council and the Workforce Development Board of Ventura County. 

Stenslie is a frequently invited speaker on policy and practice relating to workforce and economic development and the economic condition of Ventura County.

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