Board Members

One-on-One with Los Rios Chancellor Brian King


King shares what the Sacramento K-16 Collaborative means for adult learners and ProjectAttain!’s role as the collaborative’s backbone organization In May 2022, the Office of the Governor announced that the Capital Region would receive 18.1 million as part of the K-16 Education Collaboratives Grant Program, a ground-breaking program that will provide new pathways to career opportunities for students in their local communities, addressing long-standing equity challenges in higher education, and workforce participation. Photo Credit: Bruce Clarke @ Sacramento State ProjectAttain! is set to be the hub for the Sacramento K-16 Collaborative with the Los Rios Community College district [...]

One-on-One with Los Rios Chancellor Brian King2022-12-21T20:42:25+00:00

A Grateful Farewell to ProjectAttain! Board Member Dave Roughton


Dave Roughton is a well-known Sacramento businessman regarded for his industry and community leadership and probably most known as the President/CEO for SAFE Credit Union. Afterall, he has been in a leadership position with the credit union for over two decades, serving as President & CEO since 2016. Beyond this responsibility, Dave is also a ProjectAttain! board member who has helped steer our organization through formation to launch. SAFE stands for Sacramento Air Force Employees because the credit union was originally formed to provide financial services to employees at the former McClellan Air Force Base. Fast forward to today – [...]

A Grateful Farewell to ProjectAttain! Board Member Dave Roughton2022-12-21T17:20:38+00:00

ProjectAttain! Board Members Among “Most Admired” CEOs


The Sacramento Business Journal Honors Duncan and Roughton Honorees for this award program are nominated by Business Journal readers and staff and chosen through a vote of their peers. This year sees honors awarded for ProjectAttain! board treasurer Dave Roughton, a Distinguished Career honoree, and board member Willy Duncan, nominated in the education category. "ProjectAttain! is so fortunate to have leaders like Willy and Dave invested in closing the Capital Region's workforce, equity, and skills gaps by championing educational attainment for working age adults. Thank you, Willy and Dave, for your visionary leadership that supports educational opportunities for all." ~ [...]

ProjectAttain! Board Members Among “Most Admired” CEOs2022-04-25T03:13:10+00:00

Most Admired CEO Honoree: Willy Duncan, Sierra Joint Community College District


Sierra College President Willy Duncan has used a combination of ambitiousness and pragmatism to help keep his school's 18,000 students on track with their studies amid a pandemic that upended teaching protocol everywhere. “We were one of the first colleges in the country to move to a remote environment. That allowed us to get ahead of the curve,” said Duncan. “But we never quite hit all of the classes. You can’t learn to weld online.”   Since joining Sierra College as its president in 2011, the 54-year-old Duncan took a scientific approach from the start to best guide students through [...]

Most Admired CEO Honoree: Willy Duncan, Sierra Joint Community College District2022-04-25T03:03:37+00:00

Most Admired CEO Honoree: Dave Roughton, SAFE Credit Union


Dave Roughton may be retiring from his role as CEO and president of SAFE Credit Union, but his investment in the organization — and its impact on Sacramento — hasn’t wavered. Through leadership positions on the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, the California Credit Union League, and the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Roughton has been an influential voice in the region's economic vitality, helping businesses navigate through pandemic-related struggles. "In order for SAFE to be a strong and healthy organization, we need strong and healthy communities,” Roughton said of the reciprocal relationship between investing in Sacramento and in turn SAFE [...]

Most Admired CEO Honoree: Dave Roughton, SAFE Credit Union2022-04-25T02:34:01+00:00

American Leadership Forum Honors ProjectAttain! Leaders


Jennings and Orchard Receive ALF Exemplary Leader Award Each year the American Leadership Forum - Mountain Valley Chapter honors a Sacramento-region leader who represents the cornerstone of ALF. The award recipient thinks and works regionally, values diversity, and is a successful collaborative leader. ALF bestowed this honor on two ProjectAttain! board members, Cassandra H.B. Jennings, CEO of St. Hope, and Arlen Orchard, chair of the the board of directors of the California Mobility Center, at this year's ceremony. The annual dinner attracts the region’s decision- and opinion-makers to celebrate the award recipient’s accomplishments. The ALF- Mountain Valley Chapter works to [...]

American Leadership Forum Honors ProjectAttain! Leaders2021-11-17T14:39:07+00:00

One-on-One with Treasurer Dave Roughton


"ProjectAttain! is critical for building our regional workforce and strengthening our ability to compete for new businesses that bring good jobs with great benefits to Sacramento." Dave Roughton, president and CEO of SAFE Credit Union, sits on ProjectAttain!'s executive committee and serves as its treasurer. After 29 years with SAFE, where he started as a minimum wage, entry level cash vault teller, Roughton is energized to envision how ProjectAttain! can help the Sacramento region attract and retain employee talent, including the 700 plus employees he calls his own. Tell us about your roll at Safe Credit Union today. I’m the [...]

One-on-One with Treasurer Dave Roughton2021-11-17T14:35:06+00:00
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