Sheila Paul Shedd is an Associate Director for Workforce Development at Maricopa Community Colleges. In her role, she builds and sustains strategic partnerships with the economic and workforce development ecosystem, with the ultimate goal of positioning Maricopa’s students for quality careers across the 10 Colleges and 2 Skill Centers that make up the Maricopa Community College system.
Prior to joining Maricopa, Sheila served as the Director of the Workforce Arizona Council, the State’s Workforce Investment Board that advised the Governor on workforce development. Sheila was instrumental in the re-engineering of the state’s workforce system that included initiatives to strengthen its delivery of services.
Prior to entering the Economic and Workforce Development arena, Sheila spent her professional career as a Municipal Clerk to several Mayors and Councils in South Florida for 10 years as well as spending time as a licensed Business Broker where she assisted in the successful transfer and acquisition of small to medium-sized companies in Arizona.
Sheila earned her Master’s in Business Administration and double-majored in Business Management and International Business at Florida International University. Sheila also serves as a public speaker on workforce development topics. Most recently, she represented the United States Workforce System at the 2015 SelectUSA Summit headlined by President Barack Obama and U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez.
Sheila is of Haitian-American descent and speaks fluent French Creole. She enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and their Basset Hound, Huckleberry.