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Monica Blackwood / President, CEO, & Owner of West Sound Workforce

Monica became the second President, CEO and Owner of West Sound Workforce in 2018 after purchasing the business from the retiring founder. Her background includes previous roles in leadership, operations and compliance within the architecture and design industry as well as marketing within the IT and professional sports industries.

Monica’s background includes a Master of Business Administration focused on Strategic Leadership; professional certifications in HR and staffing; and community positions such as Past Chair, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance; President-Elect, WSHRMA; Executive Council Member, Olympic Workforce Development Council; State Council—Washington,  American Staffing Association; past president positions for both Olympic College Foundation and Holly Ridge Center and a past member of the advisory council for the BD+C Magazine’s Women in Design + Construction (WiDC) Conference. She also writes a monthly column focused on HR-related topics for the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal.

Special Recognition

  • Person of the Year, 2018, Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce
  • Graduate of Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2014
  • Distinguished Member of the Year, 2014, West Sound Human Resources Management Association
  • Woman of Achievement Honor, Class of 2014 from the Kitsap YWCA



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