Whitney Lester

Whitney Lester is the Senior Director of Talent Development for the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, where he is addressing our region-wide labor shortage and leading the efforts to align education and training with business needs while developing, attracting, and retaining talent within the Hampton Roads region. Prior to joining the Workforce Council in 2019, Whitney enjoyed 8 years at VersAbility Resources as their Director of Business Development, finding and creating jobs for people with disabilities of all kinds. He also spent 13 years with the Department of Labor in the nation’s capital.

Whitney grew up in Norfolk and earned both his Bachelor’s Degree and his M.B.A. from William & Mary. He is a “boomeranger,” having left the region after undergrad but returning to the region over a decade later. Whitney is a proud alum of both the LEAD program and the CIVIC Leadership Institute. He has two daughters who are currently in college.

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