Kathleen Randolph, CEO of Northeast Indiana Works and a longtime leader in regional workforce development, has
announced she will retire, effective December 31.
Edmond O’Neal, current president of Northeast Indiana Works, will assume the role of president and CEO of the
Randolph and husband Dr. Geoff Randolph, who retired October 2 from his position as chief medical officer for IU Health,
intend to transition to the role of doting grandparents.
“I have served on the workforce board for 20 years,” said Keith E. Davis, president of wealth management for STAR
Financial. “Our most successful chapters have been written during Kathleen’s tenure. Through recessions, changes in
governmental agencies and shifting technology, Kathleen’s dedication and clear-eyed leadership has delivered for the
businesses and workers of northeast Indiana.
“She has been the go-to authority for economic development leaders in the region and for state lawmakers and local
Randolph has spent 18 years in regional workforce development leadership. Her work at the nonprofit Northeast Indiana
Works (previously known as the Northeast Indiana Regional Workforce Investment Board) has included overseeing the
region’s 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers.
“It has been my honor and passion to be part of a collaborative spirit in northeast Indiana that has led to an alignment
between workforce and economic development,” Randolph said. “That kind of partnership, as well as partnerships with
numerous entities throughout the region, has fostered a deep commitment to developing, attracting and retaining talent.
“The challenges we face in northeast Indiana in ensuring a strong, skilled workforce – and in turn a robust regional economy
– are no different from what other areas of the country face,” she said. “But it is my belief that because of our region’s
dedication to working together, we are better positioned than most to meet those challenges.”