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Mary Akers Joins Team at Work Opportunity Center

SPRINGFIELD — Work Opportunity Center Inc. (WOC) announced that Mary Akers has joined the company in the newly created position of assistant executive director. She will oversee all programmatic and business operations for the company.

Work Opportunity Center is a private, nonprofit corporation that provides vocational training, employment, and community experiences to the developmentally disabled. WOC has been in business since 1969 and currently has offices in Springfield, West Springfield, and Agawam.

Akers joins WOC from American International College, where she most recently served as associate director of Athletics for Internal Operations and was the senior woman administrator. She brings more than 15 years of experience in operations, budgeting, management, and customer service. She holds both a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from American International College.

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