no limits no excuses

nlne is a group of Texas Panhandle agencies and organizations 

striving to create a culture of success and build the region’s workforce. 

WE ARE cross-sector community partnership
The NLNE Partnership aspires for the Texas Panhandle to become a community where pathways to quality credentials and living wage employment for all residents are clearly marked with the resources and support systems that ensure success. We are developing those resources and support systems through collaboration between area education, business, human services, philanthropic, and government agencies. 

NLNE’s mission is to make the pathways to quality credentials and living wage employment accessible for all residents through a model of community collaboration. 

Our partners all see a need for the community to come together to build a more skilled workforce so that we may attract new businesses to the area and remain a competitive economy. 

NLNE will empower socio-economically disadvantaged individuals in the Texas Panhandle to earn a quality credential and increase the region’s percentage of credential pathway enrollees by 2% by 2024. 

NLNE will work strategically and collaboratively to empower 10,000 more Texas Panhandle students to earn a quality credential by 2025. 

NLNE will bring Texas Panhandle organizations across all sectors together to empower credential success, resulting in 40% of our workforce holding a quality credential by 2030.

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individuals served
our staff
leeann kossey overstreet

NLNE Partnership Director, AAF Program Officer

kimberly anderson

NLNE Partnership Administrator

our stakeholders
representatives of the key sectors essential to achieving our goals
dr. Wade Shaffer

2021 NLNE Executive Chair

WTAMU Vice President of Academic Affairs

Permanent Stakeholder

belinda crelia-palacios

2021 NLNE Executive Vice Chair

Amarillo Children's Home Executive Director

Small Business Stakeholder

Kevin Carter

2021 NLNE Executive Secretary

Amarillo Economic Development Corporation CEO

Permanent Stakeholder

Dr. Tamara Clunis

Amarillo College Vice President of Academic Affairs

Permanent Stakeholder

denise davis

BSAHS Manager of Organizational Development

Large Business Stakeholder

lara escobar

Amarillo Area Foundation VP of Community Investment

Permanent Stakeholder

dr. darryl flusche

Canyon ISD Superintendent

Permanent Stakeholder

doug loomis

Amarillo ISD Superintendent

Permanent Stakeholder

ruth ellen lynch

HPPR Texas Underwriting Sales Representative

At-large Stakeholder

Trent Morris

Workforce Solutions Panhandle Director

Permanent Stakeholder

katie noffsker

United Way of Amarillo & Canyon Executive Director

Permanent Stakeholder

michael padilla

City of Amarillo Transportation Superintendent

At-large Stakeholder

michelle reichert

Consolidated Nuclear Security VP and COO

Large Business Stakeholder

Captain amy vonbehren

U.S. Army Amarillo Recruiting Station Commanding Officer

Small Business Stakeholder