WDB Members


The NWPA Workforce Development Board (WDB) is comprised of members representing business, labor, education, social services, and government agencies throughout Northwest Pennsylvania. Working in cooperation with chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, planning commissions, and others, the Board focuses its development activities on key industry segments that include electronics manufacturing, food processing, construction, health care, metal fabrication, plastics, technology, lumber and hardwoods, oil and gas, transportation, and mining. The Board also administers federal and state funds for programs targeted to adults, dislocated workers, and young people through five PA CareerLink® offices in Erie, Crawford, Clarion, Oil Region (Venango), and Warren


Richard A. Krankota

Director (Veterans Services')
Employer: Crawford County
Years Employed: 3+
P: 814-333-7315
F: 814-337-5623
E: rkrankota@co.crawford.pa.us

Rich is a retired Public Educator and a Commissioned Officer in the military.


Rich graduated from Slippery Rock State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education and from Duquesne University with a Master of Science Degree in Leadership and Business Ethics.  He attended numerous professional development courses throughout his military career.  Rich is a state and nationally accredited Veterans Service Officer.


Rich is an asset to the Workforce Development Board through his integrity and dedication, as well as his decision making and problem solving experience.  He is not troubled to confront an issue and is able to realize the residual effects of a potential decision.


Rich enjoys spending time with his family, working out, and participating in various recreational activities, especially golf.


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