Group Leadership

Mark Core 
Vermeer Corporation

Vice Chair
Jason Oglesby
Wacker Neuson

AEM Staff Contact

Julie Davis
Director of Workforce Development | 414-298-4157

Objectives and Responsibilities

  • Maintain focus for the AEM workforce development initiative on specific areas of need in which a real impact may be made.
  • Identify ongoing objectives, tactics and target audience.
  • Support relevant industry partners for a unified AEM led industry initiative.
  • Provide guidance for the allocation of resources used to execute workforce development activities.
  • Help facilitate additional AEM member engagement in the initiative.

2020 Priorities

  • Facilitate formal partnerships with industry partners, education partners and student membership organizations. 
  • Update and promote workforce development toolkit. 
  • Expand equipment industry engagement in K-12 workforce development outreach.
  • Produce a Workforce Solutions Summit in the fall.
  • Have a Workforce Solutions area at CONEXPO-CON/AGG.
  • Research member workforce development needs and current practices.


  • Executive level representatives from AEM member companies.


  • The Chair is elected by the group and serves a two-year term.
  • The Vice Chair is elected by the group and serves until Chair succession.


  • At least one face-to-face meeting annually, in conjunction with other meetings/events if possible.
  • Additional WebEx or conference call meetings as required.