Melisa Stark has been with the Utah Department of Workforce Services for over 20 years. In that time she has held numerous positions managing industry sector and workforce development initiatives along with various grant programs. She is currently the Program Manager for Employer Initiatives and manages the Talent Ready Utah Grant Program and a shared position with the STEM Action Center. She currently sits on the Workforce and Economic Development Advisory Committee for Salt Lake Community College and has previously been a member of the Utah Registered Apprenticeship Steering Committee, amongst other Program Advisory Boards. Melisa has received a number of awards for work performed in these areas, most recently the Eagle Award from the National Association of Workforce Boards.