David Hollars is the Executive Director of the Centralina Workforce Development Board (WDB). In his role he provides the expertise and resources to support the work of the Centralina WDB, partnering with economic development, education and businesses, creating innovative strategies to serve job seekers and employers and investing in the future of the community.
David is a native of North Carolina and a 40-year veteran of workforce development. He works closely with the Centralina WDB’s management team and policymakers throughout the region to help shape future workforce development plans and maximize their contributions to the region.
David has served as Executive Director of the Centralina WDB since 1990 and has consistently earned recognition by peers and community leaders. His honors include the George B. Autry Leadership Award for lifetime achievement in workforce development; the International Workforce Professionals Association Administrator of the Year award in 2006; and the U.S. Department of Labor Recognition of Excellence award for his leadership with the Pillowtex project. Additionally, David received the Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont 2010 Jack Callaghan Cornerstone Award for lifetime achievement in the field of workforce development. Additionally, the Centralina WDB was awarded the 2012 public sector Jerry Award from the Charlotte Regional Partnership for its outstanding work in serving businesses and career seekers in the region.