The Center for Working Families, Inc. (TCWFI) is proud to announce the appointment of five new members to serve on the board of directors, bringing its three-year term membership to 16.
“We are excited about these volunteers lending their leadership to support TCWFI. We are in a fast-paced time as we work to expand and improve workforce development according to our strategic plan which goes through 2020. Sydney, Helen, David, Jessica and Catherine each brings a unique perspective and set of skills including banking, law, technology and non-profit to benefit more families who need it most,” said Che D. Watkins, President & CEO. TCWFI Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rebecca Wallace added, “These appointments complement our existing board, and we look forward to building on the strengths of our stakeholders to become the go-to workforce development organization on the southside.”
Sydney Boggess is a two time graduate of West Virginia University. She holds a M.A. in Professional Accountancy and a B.S.B.A. in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude). Boggess currently serves as an Account Manager – Cash and Investments at The Coca-Cola Company. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, she held various positions at Johnson Lambert LLP having been promoted from Senior Associate to Manager. She began her career in accounting at Dixon Hughes Goodman. Boggess is a champion for change. Through a local nonprofit she co-founded, Service Forward, she is dedicated to matching young Atlanta professionals to service projects.
Helen Cease works at SunTrust Bank as a Senior Relationship Manager and has 35 years of experience in commercial banking experience in the Atlanta area. She holds a BS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MBA in Finance from DePaul University. Helen currently serves on Sheltering Arms Board and Chairs its Financial Committee. Previous board membership include Quality Care for Children, Communities in Schools of Atlanta and Atlanta Technical College. She and her husband have three adult daughters.
David Correa is Vice President, Relationship Manager, leading a team of commercial banking professionals with Bank of America, and has been in banking since 2004. Prior to that, he worked with M’Eco Flora, a fresh cut flower importer in the USA and South America. Correa holds a Masters degree in Corporate Finance from Georgia State University, and he graduated from The University of Georgia where he majored in Management. David is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. He is a member of The Association for Corporate Growth, The Georgia Association of Manufacturers, and The World Affairs Council of Atlanta. In addition, David is a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Jessica Dudley is a results driven strategy professional. Dudley started her career at KIPP South Fulton Academy where she helped the organization achieve a $37,000 operational budget surplus. She’s provided her expertise in customer service and sales strategy at companies such as Accenture, Delta Airlines, and IBM. Dudley currently serves as an Associate at Ultimate Software. Jessica is a sought after leader in the Atlanta community. She is a member of LEAD Atlanta Class of 2017 and Junior League of Atlanta. She was selected as a 2017 Georgia Forward Young Gamechanger participant as well as volunteers her time with Georgia Cares as a hotline operator. Dudley is a graduate of Spelman College and the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Catherine Mattingly is Associate Counsel at Interface, Inc., a global leader in the design and production of carpet tiles. Prior to joining Interface, she was an Associate at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP and a member of its corporate and securities practice and mergers and acquisitions team. She graduated with honors from Furman University with a B.A. in Economics with a concentration in Earth and Environmental Sciences. She also holds a JD with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law. She is a mentor to the Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit School and participates in the Georgia Law Alumni and Professional Mentorship Program.