Speaker Bio(s)

Keith Dixon Headshot

Keith Dixon serves as the Executive Director of Job Training Unlimited, Inc., and is the Regional Director for the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a seventeen-county region. Keith is very involved in the local community and an active member of SETA (Southeast Employment and Training Association), NAWDP (National Association of Workforce Development Professionals), NAWB (National Association of Workforce Boards) NAJA (National Association of Job Training Assistance) and GWLA (Georgia Workforce Leadership Association).

Keith is committed to workforce development and providing professional growth opportunities. As a private business owner and a WIOA Regional Director, Keith has experience that enables him to work in a professional capacity with both private business and the public sector as he understands both from a personal perspective.

Keith attended Georgia Southern University and served in the United States Air Force. He lives in Claxton, Georgia and has two children, Logan and Hunter.

Stephanie Matthews Headshot

Stephanie Matthews is the Deputy Workforce Development Director for WorkSource Three Rivers. In this role she oversees the daily operations of WIOA Programs for Three Rivers 10 county region. She has 10 years of experience in Workforce Development with 3 years as the Youth Services Manager.

Stephanie is a graduate of University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. During her undergraduate program is when she found her passion to serve others.

She currently serves as a member of the State Workforce Development Board’s Youth Committee, NAWDP, NAWB, and SETA. Although she has an extensive knowledge in youth programs, Stephanie has accepted the challenge to assist in taking all WIOA Programs to knew heights. 

Stephanie is a native of Griffin, Georgia.

Melody Pierce Headshot

Melody Pierce is the Executive Director for WorkSource Southwest Georgia. WorkSource Southwest Georgia provide services to the 14- counties of Southwest Georgia to assist with employment, education, training and support services to connect talent with opportunity to create a world-class workforce system.  Melody is a native of South Georgia. Her work ethics embodies four pillars instilled by her Family and Mentors 1) Integrity 2) Dedication 3) Compassion and 4) Professionalism.  Melody has over 15 years’ experiences in both the Private and Public Sector. Her aspiration is to provide exemplary customer service and never over promise but aim to over delivery. She obtained her formal training from Albany State University and Troy University.