Deb Broberg, Executive Director
Deb comes to RealTime Talent from a successful 25+ year career with Northwest Airlines and Wells Fargo where she held positions with responsibility for Inflight Operations, Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, and Talent Management. During her tenure with Wells Fargo she gained a keen appreciation for the importance of talent management and workforce planning.
Deb received her MA from the University of Minnesota’s HRIR program and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Macalester College. She serves on the board of the Human Resources Executive Council and has had a longstanding interest in education and the critical need to plan for future market needs when considering options for post-secondary education and training. Deb is active on the Alumni Board for Macalester College as co-chair of the career development committee, and served on the Carlson School of Management Undergraduate Advisory Board for nine years, where she gained insight on the early Itasca Project research which fueled her interest in workforce readiness for the state of Minnesota.
Deb brings a strong sense of community, commitment, and collaboration to RealTime Talent. Deb is originally from Minnesota and spent her youth in multiple geographies as the daughter of a military family.
Erin Olson, Research Strategist
As Research Strategist, Erin provides diverse workforce alignment research services to a broad base of industry leaders in Minnesota and fosters data-informed decisions within workforce training centers, higher education, and businesses of all sizes. She uses the real-time data source TalentNeuron Recruit alongside traditional labor market information to do regional labor market analysis for key industries including Manufacturing, Healthcare, Information Technology, Construction/Building Trades, and Agriculture. Her role also includes expanding the research capabilities of others by creating complex saved searches, developing templates, writing industry specific surveys and developing other tools that reflect the work of RealTime Talent.
Phil Arellano, Training and Communication Specialist
Phil, our RealTime Talent Training and Communication Specialist, has a passion for training and development and experience working with a wide variety of stakeholders in both for profit and nonprofit settings. In his role, Phil assists colleges and universities, workforce centers, and employer associations by training and communicating the use of tools and process innovation, including significant outreach and focus on a real-time data tool, as well as our online job matching platform . In addition, Phil has primary accountability for website management and social media communications.
Originally from Southern California, Phil came to Minnesota in 2003 to work for NET USA, a national non-profit youth outreach organization. Using his background in communication and commitment to training, Phil worked with and trained hundreds of team members to lead dynamic events across the nation. He then entered the private sector as an Executive Team Leader and Training Resource for Target Corporation, equipping leaders with the resources they need to meet performance goals while maintaining a high level of engagement and passion for their jobs.
Phil earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from Metropolitan State University, is pursuing a Masters of Science, and lives in Inver Grove Heights.