January 27, 2022 – The CareerSource Suncoast Board of Directors has unanimously selected Chief Operating Officer Joshua Matlock to succeed retiring Chief Executive Officer Ted Ehrlichman. The vote was taken at the board’s regularly scheduled meeting on January 27, 2022.
“I am humbled and honored that the Board of Directors has placed their confidence in my ability to lead the incredible team we have here at CareerSource Suncoast,” said Matlock. “The last couple of years with Covid, a changing economy, and businesses struggling to fill positions has been a real challenge for local employers. Our vision for the future is to meet those challenges head-on to help local businesses grow and succeed.”
Matlock joined CareerSource Suncoast’s Business Services Department in 2009. He was hired by Ehrlichman, who joined the organization as Director of Business Services. Together, they championed an approach of partnering with local employers to help recruit qualified job seekers.
“We live in a different world with advances in technology that impact virtually every type of business in our community. Industries like agriculture, healthcare, hospitality, and manufacturing are just a few of the many growing and thriving in our region. They all need more workers now, and CareerSource Suncoast stands ready to help them find those workers,” said Matlock.
Matlock chaired the statewide Workforce Summit, bringing together all 24 CareerSource regions for an industry conference. He also chaired a committee of all the CareerSource Chief Operating Officers. A graduate of Leadership Manatee and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Leadership Institute, he holds a pair of Master’s Degrees from Midwestern State University in Public Administration and Political Science. Matlock chairs the Manatee Technical College Board of Governors and serves as the Vice-Chair of the Boys & Girls Club of Manatee.
Over his 13-years at CareerSource Suncoast, Ted Ehrlichman served on several community boards, including the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation, the Sarasota Criminal Justice Commission, the Advisory Board for Sarasota County Technical Institute, and the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
CareerSource Suncoast is the designated workforce services provider in Manatee and Sarasota counties, with a primary focus to help businesses grow by offering proven talent recruitment and development solutions.
For more information, contact CareerSource Suncoast Public Information Officer Curt Preisser.