Barbara Ebel is the Labor Exchange Administrator for Montgomery County (Maryland) America Job Centers. She has more than 15 years of organization management experience and 18 years of state service directing and managing workforce development programs. Previously, Barbara was the assistant director for the Migrant Program in Michigan, where she helped to create educational programs to improve the well-being and advancement opportunities of migrant families.
Barbara has received a Champion Achiever Award from the Maryland Secretary of Labor and an Award of Appreciation from the International Association of Workforce Professionals for outstanding performance as chair of the International Development Committee.
Barbara received the Daily Record’s 2018 Top 100 Women in Maryland, the Latina Power Award by the El Poder De Ser Mujer Foundation and Top 100 Latinos leaders in the DMV by El Tiempo Latino Newspaper. She was appointed by County Executive Marc Elrich to serve on the Montgomery County Workforce Development Board. Barbara has been a keynote speaker domestically and internationally, presenting on workforce development, trade adjustment, organizational management, diversity and disabilities awareness and other labor-related topics. She is a board member of Power52 Foundation, Chimes International, Ana Mendez University and the Madison House Autism Foundation.