The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to introduce Juliana Janson as our new Vice President of Talent Programs, further strengthening our workforce development team to respond to the ever-changing needs of our members.
Juliana joins us from Goodwill of Western New York where, as Vice President of Workforce Development, she assisted a diverse population in overcoming barriers to employment. Her expertise in the field and experience with the many agencies in the region will have an immediate impact on all that the Partnership offers in workforce and talent development.
“Collaboration is essential in our community and I look forward to working with the Partnership’s diverse partners in workforce development, many with whom I am already familiar,” says Juliana. “From diversity and inclusion efforts to offerings for young professionals, the Partnership’s talent programs play an important role in improving our regional economy.”
A Buffalo native, Juliana’s background includes a broad spectrum of workforce development experience from job placement services, to programs for veterans and disabled persons, to labor and human resource issues.
Prior to Goodwill, Juliana was executive director of the Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, a non-profit organization funding research, community health initiatives and advocacy programs to fight breast cancer. Before that, she worked in a government affairs role at a communications company in Rochester. Juliana earned a bachelor’s degree in math and economics from State University of New York at Buffalo and her MBA from the Simon Business School at University of Rochester.
Juliana’s responsibilities at the Partnership include overseeing the work of our Diversity & Inclusion Council, Leader Exchanges, and BN360, our development and engagement program for young professionals in Buffalo Niagara.
She will also lead the Partnership’s Talent Pipeline Management (TMP) initiative, a workforce strategy created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation that aims to better align education and workforce systems. The Partnership’s TMP efforts seek to help build a pipeline of talent in Buffalo Niagara driven by the needs of local business.
Please join us in welcoming Juliana Janson to the Partnership.