About Region 5
Chicago, U.S. Department of Labor
Employment & Training Administration
Christine Quinn was appointed as the Regional Administrator of Region 5 - Chicago, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, in 2015. She provides leadership to and oversight of 10 midwestern States in their workforce development systems for employers, youth, and adults. This includes a program emphasis on customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and efficient management of resources.
Prior to her appointment Quinn was Director of the Michigan Workforce Development Agency, overseeing the staff and programs, including the State's workforce initiatives, adult education, the Veterans' Services Division, and programs related to migrant and seasonal workers. Over two years she was successful in obtaining $30 million to fund the Skilled Trades Training Fund, providing training for individuals to enhance talent, incomes, productivity, and employment retention, while increasing the quality and competitiveness of Michigan's businesses.
Quinn previously served as President of South Central Michigan Works!, a local workforce board. She earned national recognition for establishing business solutions processes within Michigan’s workforce system, and for partnering with Michigan State University to create a curriculum leading to a Business Solutions Professional certification. This remains a cornerstone for the system’s demand-driven approach to its workforce.
Quinn served as Executive Director of the Clinton County Task Force on Employment, a nonprofit operating workforce programs. She has also held leadership positions at several Michigan advocacy and community organizations.
Quinn earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ferris State University, and holds a number of specialized certifications in Balanced Scorecard, strategic planning and foresight, business services and workforce development.