Inaugural State of the Workforce Symposium: From Education to Employment - Speakers

Speakers Agenda Location Highlights

Congressional Speakers:
The Honorable John Kline (R-MN), Chairman, House Education and the Workforce Committee
The Honorable Rob Andrews (D-NJ), House Education and the Workforce Committee

Additional Confirmed Speakers:
Dr. Anthony Carnevale, Director, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
J. Scott Camloh, East Coast Regional Sales Manager, Hurco USA, Inc.
Lorraine Mullings Campos, Partner, Reed Smith
Jeffrey Cooper, Chief Compliance Officer, ITT Educational Services, Inc.
Andrew Crapuchettes, CEO, Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI)
Michael Dakduk, Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs, APSCU
Paul Fain, Senior Reporter, Inside Higher Ed
Timothy Foster, CEO, Concorde Career Colleges, Inc.
Stan Freeman, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, P.C.
Ryan Gallucci, Deputy Director, National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Steve Gonzalez, Assistant Director of the Economics Division, American Legion
William D. "Bill" Hansen, President and CEO, USA Funds
Roberts T. Jones, President, Education & Workforce Policy, LLC
Lynn Karoly, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation
Dr. John King, Chief Academic Officer, Lincoln Educational Services, Inc.
Kathryn Jo Mannes, Senior Vice President for Workforce and Economic Development, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
Jane McAuliffe, EVP External Affairs/Chief Academic Officer, Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
Robert Paul, President, Carrington College
Dr. Nam D. Pham, Managing Partner, NDP Analytics
Jason Pistillo, President & CEO, University of Advancing Technology
Caryn Pola, RN, MHA, Director Emergency Services, Kaiser Permanente
Brigadier General, USA (Retired), James E. Shane, Director, Military and Veteran Affairs, Sullivan University System
Matt Sigelman, CEO, Burning Glass Technologies
Eric Spiegel, President and CEO, Siemens Corporation
Jennifer L. Steele, Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
Andy Stern, President Emeritus, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Andy Van Kleunen, Executive Director, National Skills Coalition
Bill Woodson, Senior Vice President - Center for Strategic Planning, Sg2


Congressional Speakers
JohnKlineBioPic  Chairman John Kline has been proud to represent the men and women of Minnesota's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives since first being elected to Congress in 2002.
In 2010, John Kline was chosen by his peers to serve as the Chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee for the 112th Congress. A 25-year veteran of the Marine Corps, he also serves on the House Armed Services Committee.
During his successful career in the Marine Corps, he served as a helicopter pilot and earned the responsibility of flying Marine One, the President's personal helicopter. He also served as a personal military aide to Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.
John and his wife, Vicky, live in Burnsville, Minnesota. He is especially proud of his two children and four grandchildren.
RobAndrewsBioPic  In Washington, Congressman Rob Andrews is a leading voice on health care, workplace, education, budget, and national defense issues. He is committed to reducing the alarming number of uninsured workers by providing access to health insurance for every American, protecting workers' collective bargaining right, and making it easier for workers to save money for retirement.
Rob doesn't just want to create jobs: he wants to create jobs that will last. His legislative priorities include significant investment in rebuilding America's infrastructure and incentivizing green programs to move our country from energy dependence to energy independence.
As a ranking member of the House Committee for Education and the Workforce, Rob was an original author of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which was signed into law in 2010. This law is already helping millions of Americans to access high quality, affordable health care services. As a direct result of PPACA, insurance companies may no longer raise premiums or drop coverage when patients get sick, nor can they discriminate against those with pre-existing medical conditions. Children can now stay on their parents' health insurance policy until they are 27 years old and the law closed the Medicare "donut hole" in seniors' prescription drug benefits as well as removed all lifetime coverage caps. PPACA was significant step in the necessary reformation of our nation's health care system and the protection of our citizens and our economy.
Additional Confirmed Speakers
AnthonyCarnevaleBioPic  Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale currently serves as Director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Between 1996 and 2006, Dr. Carnevale served as Vice President for Public Leadership at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). While at ETS, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the White House Commission on Technology and Adult Education. Before joining ETS, Dr. Carnevale was Director of Human Resource and Employment Studies at the Committee for Economic Development (CED), the nation's oldest business-sponsored policy research organization. While at CED, he was appointed by President Bill Clinton to chair the National Commission on Employment Policy.
Dr. Carnevale founded and was president of the Institute for Workplace Learning (IWL) from 1983 to 1993. Prior to founding IWL, he served as Director of Political and Government Affairs for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the largest union in the AFL-CIO. Before joining AFSCME, he was a senior staff member in both houses of the U.S. Congress. Dr. Carnevale was appointed as the Majority Staff Director on the Public Financing Subcommittee of the House Committee on Government Operations and served on the Senate Committee on Budget.  He also served as Senior Economist for the Senate Democratic policy Committee. Prior to coming to Washington he was a coauthor of a principle affidavit in the U.S. Supreme Court action challenging the constitutionality of the Texas school financing system, 333 F. Supp. 280 (W.D. 1972), by U.S. Supreme Court, October 1972 session, 411 U.S. 1 (1973). 
LorraineCamposBioPic  Lorraine Mullings Campos is the leader of Reed Smith's Government Contracts & Grants Team at Reed Smith and focuses her practice on assisting clients with a variety of issues related to government contracts, government ethics, campaign finance, and lobbying laws. Lorraine has particular experience in counseling clients regarding intellectual property rights, Federal Supply Schedules, creating company ethics and compliance programs related to doing business with the Federal government, conducting internal investigations, drafting and negotiating government contracts and subcontracts, and facilitating government contract compliance training. She also counsels clients on bid protest matters, federal grant programs, federal audits, and the application of the Federal Acquisition Regulation ("FAR") and individual agency supplement procurement regulations.
JeffCooperBioPic  Jeffrey R. Cooper serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer at ITT Educational Services, Inc. where he is responsible for Compliance and External Affairs. Prior to joining ITT/ESI in 2004, Mr. Cooper was with Great American Financial Resources, Inc., a subsidiary of American Financial Group, where he served as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for eight years. In that capacity he was on a number of advisory boards and committees including the 403(b) Advisory Committee for the California State Teacher Retirement System, the American Council of Life Insurers Market Conduct Committee (Vice-Chair), the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (Handbook and Training Committees), and the Life Insurance Market Research Association. Mr. Cooper was also a member of the Ethics Officers Association and the Advisory Board for the Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility of Xavier University's Williams College of Business. Before joining the American Financial Group of companies, Mr. Cooper was a management labor and corporate lawyer in both private and corporate practice.
Additionally, Mr. Cooper has served on other civic boards and committees including the Salvation Army, the United Way, the Harrison Center for the Arts and others.
He is a graduate of Boston University (1973, cum laude) and received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law (1977) where he was the Senior Survey Editor of the Law Review.
AndrewCrapuchettesBioPic  Andrew Crapuchettes is the Chief Executive Officer of EMSI. Since joining as the third employee in 2001, he has turned the small consulting firm into a well-recognized company that has appeared on the Inc. 5000 for seven years in a row and currently employs 100 people in the US and the UK. Mr. Crapuchettes is actively building the company to address key higher education planning needs that require labor market and return-on-investment insight. For the past 13 years EMSI has worked closely with hundreds of colleges and universities to better understand their impact on the communities they serve and to help the institutions see and explain the important connection between education and career.
MichaelDakdukBioPic  Prior to joining the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) as Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs, Michael Dakduk served as executive director for the national nonprofit organization Student Veterans of America (SVA).
Dakduk left the military in 2008 to finish his college degree. While maintaining a full-time academic schedule, he organized student veterans on his campus as a chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA). He later served as the SVA National Vice President and contributed over 4,000 volunteer service hours to the organization. For his dedication to supporting America's student veterans, he was awarded the U.S. President's Lifetime Volunteer Service Award prior to being named executive director of SVA.
In the military, Dakduk served under I Marine Expeditionary Force, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, where he deployed to Iraq in 2005. Upon return, he was selected to serve with the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion. His second deployment was to Afghanistan in 2007. In the Marine Corps, he earned numerous military decorations for distinguished service in combat.
Dakduk has been featured or quoted as a subject matter expert on veterans' affairs in The Washington Post, USA Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, Fox News, CNN, the Associated Press, Military Times, and other leading local and national media outlets.
He completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He earned several awards for academic achievement and leadership, including the Horatio Alger Military Scholarship and the President Harry S. Truman Scholarship.
PaulFainBioPic  Paul Fain, Senior Reporter, came to Inside Higher Ed in September 2011, after a six-year stint covering leadership and finance for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Paul has also worked in higher-ed P.R., with Widmeyer Communications, but couldn't stay away from reporting. A former staff writer for C-VILLE Weekly, a newspaper in Charlottesville, Va., Paul has written for The New York Times, Washington City Paper and Mother Jones. He's won a few journalism awards, including one for beat reporting from the Education Writers Association and the Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award. Paul got hooked on journalism while working too many hours at The Review, the student newspaper at the University of Delaware, where he earned a degree in political science in 1996. A native of Dayton, Ohio, and a long-suffering fan of the Cincinnati Bengals, Fain plays guitar in a band with more possible names than polished songs.
TimFosterBioPic  Tim Foster serves (concurrently) as Chairman of Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. and Chairman and CEO of Ogle School of Cosmetology which together operate 24 diploma and degree issuing schools in nine states. Mr. Foster also serves as CEO of Liberty Higher Education, LLC, which was formed by Liberty Partners, a private equity fund, to oversee their investment in the post secondary education companies named above.
Commencing in 2000, Mr. Foster served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ross University, a for-profit school of medicine and school of veterinary medicine (for U.S. students) with basic science campuses in the Caribbean nations of Dominica and St. Kitts, respectively, and clinical education facilities in the U.S. Mr. Foster led the sale of Ross to DeVry, Inc. in 2003 and subsequently  served as Executive Vice President of DeVry with responsibility for Ross until his resignation in January 2004.
Tim Foster was a co-founder and director of NovaCare, Inc. (NYSE) a leading rehabilitation and employment-services company and, from 1986 through 1999, served consecutively as Senior Vice President of Operations, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer.  From 1997 until 2000 Mr. Foster was also the Managing Partner of Foster (no relation) Management, a venture capital firm specializing in the consolidation of fragmented service industries.
Mr. Foster serves on several corporate Boards and has also served on Boards at non-profit educational institutions including Drexel University, Harvard School of Public Health, and University of Pennsylvania.
StanFreemanBioPic  Stanley A. Freeman joined Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville in 1994.  He is President of the firm, Chair of the  Executive Committee and founder of the firm's education practice.  Mr. Freeman frequently counsels postsecondary educational institutions from all sectors of higher education regarding strategic issues pertaining to participation in the federal student financial assistance programs, accreditation, licensure, and related regulatory concerns.  Mr. Freeman was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Education Law.
Mr. Freeman has been actively involved in representing educational institutions for twenty years.  In his practice, he counsels individual educational institutions, corporate investors in higher education, associations of schools and colleges, accrediting agencies, and allied educational companies on administrative, transactional, regulatory and litigation matters.  He has represented numerous schools in proceedings before the US Department of Education, the accrediting commissions, and guaranty agencies.  He has also litigated cases in the state and federal courts.  He spends much of his time advising clients concerning regulatory and compliance matters arising under the Higher Education Act of 1965. 
Mr. Freeman graduated with distinction from the Honors College of the University of Michigan in 1978 and received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1982.  He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. 
Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville is a Washington, DC-based law firm that focuses on health care, education and the law of tax-exempt organizations.
RyanGallucciBioPic  Ryan Gallucci is the Deputy Director, National Legislative Service for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. He is responsible for assisting in planning, coordination, and implementation of the VFW's relations with the United States Congress, federal departments and agencies, and other organizational stakeholders in veterans' issues. Ryan's focus is helping transitioning service members and veterans pursue higher education and viable career paths following their military service. Ryan also maintains the VFW's Capitol Hill blog and plays an integral role in developing, executing and communicating the VFW's legislative priority goals in areas of budget, appropriations, heath care, veterans' benefits and national security.
Ryan served eight years in the U.S. Army Reserve, leaving the military in 2007 as a Civil Affairs sergeant. Ryan was awarded the meritorious Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Action Badge for his actions while deployed to Iraq in 2003-2004. Upon returning stateside, Ryan earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from the University of Rhode Island using his G.I. Bill benefits. Prior to joining the VFW, Ryan served as deputy communications director for AMVETS.
SteveGonzalezBioPic  Steve Gonzalez is the Assistant Director of the Economics Division at the American Legion, the nation's largest wartime veteran's service organization. Prior to the legion, Gonzalez worked on several federal and statewide campaigns in the State of New York.
Gonzalez manages a diverse portfolio that encompasses, but is not limited to: employment, licensing and certification, and education. Gonzalez has worked on numerous pieces of veterans-related legislation, to include: Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act, Veteran Skills to Jobs Act, and Military Commercial Driver's License Act. Gonzalez has been interviewed in several print media outlets: Bloomberg News, ABC News, NBC News, Washington Post, USA Today, Associate Press, and various local outlets. 
Gonzalez holds a B.A. in International Studies from Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina. He currently resides in Washington, DC.
BillHansenBioPic  William D. "Bill" Hansen has more than 30 years of experience in education at the kindergarten-12th grade and postsecondary levels. Prior to becoming USA Funds®' president and chief executive officer in July 2013, he worked for 15 years in the public sector and 20 years in the corporate and nonprofit sectors.
As USA Funds CEO, Hansen oversees an organization that since 1960 has supported a total of $247 billion in financial aid for higher education. USA Funds has served approximately 22.4 million students and parents, as well as thousands of educational and financial institutions.
Recognized as a national leader in the education sector, Hansen served as deputy U.S. secretary of education from 2001-2003, acting as the department's chief operating officer and managing 5,000 employees and a $100 billion annual budget. He played a key role in developing and implementing landmark legislation that enhanced accountability in education and helped the Education Department earn its first-ever independent clean financial audit.
Previously at the Education Department, he had served as assistant secretary for management and budget and chief financial officer.
He most recently was chairman and CEO of the Washington, D.C., consulting firm Madison Education Group. He also served as president of Policy Impact Communications, a Washington-based public relations and government affairs firm.
BobJonesBioPic  As co-author of the book, THE JOBS REVOLUTION: CHANGING HOW AMERICA WORKS, Roberts T. Jones brings a very unique perspective on the public policy trends that impact our nation's education and training systems. A lifelong advocate for investing in people, he is widely credited with helping place workforce development at the forefront of the nation's public policy agenda.
Bob is the President of Education & Workforce Policy, LLC, a policy consulting firm whose singular focus is the advancement of education, training, and workforce policy. He also serves as the President of the MTC Institute, the policy and research arm of the Management and Training Corp.
Bob has served as the President and CEO of the National Alliance of Business, the Assistant Secretary of Labor under President Reagan and again under President Bush, senior positions in two major U.S. corporations and as a Chief of Staff to two US Congressman. Having held senior leadership positions in the legislative, the executive branch, and extensive experience in the private sector, he has been personally engaged in every major piece of education, training, and workforce legislation for the past 40 years. He played a key role in the landmark research project and report, Workforce 2000: Work and Workers for the 21st Century and was responsible for the Department of Labor's SCANS Commission, which for the first time spelled out the skills necessary for success in the workplace.
Bob was awarded the Presidential Distinguished Executive Award, the highest honor in federal government. Bob is a graduate of the University of Redlands, served four years as an officer in the United States Air Force, and is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church.
LynnKarolyBioPic  Lynn Karoly is a senior economist at the RAND Corporation. A labor economist, Karoly joined RAND in 1988. Her recent research has focused on human capital investments, social welfare policy, child and family well-being, and U.S. labor markets. In the area of child policy, she recently completed a multifaceted study of preschool education in California, documented in a series of reports and two RAND monographs. Related research has examined the economics of investing in universal preschool in California, early care and education among immigrant children, the costs and benefits of early childhood programs, and the use of benefit-cost analysis more generally to evaluate social programs. Other recent research has focused on the labor market impacts of Hurricane Katrina; self-employment and retirement patterns among older workers; the effects of welfare reform policies of the 1990s on family and child well-being; the future of the workforce and workplace in the United States; and human capital, labor market, and demographic policies in the Middle East. From 1995 to 2003, Karoly served as director of RAND Labor and Population. Her professional service includes her current role as an associate editor for the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis and prior service as a coeditor for The Journal of Human Resources. Karoly received her B.A. in economics and mathematics from Claremont McKenna (Men's) College and her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.
JohnKingBioPic  Dr. John King is Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Lincoln Educational Services Inc. He is responsible for providing strategic guidance, advice and support in academic and student services for Lincoln's 38 campuses in 15 states. His group is comprised of staff focused on Product Development, Learner Services, Educational Operations, Online Education and Academic Innovation. 
Prior to joining Lincoln Dr. King was with Career Education Corporation, Brown College and the Minnesota State College and University System in various academic leadership positions. Prior to entering education John had a career in marketing, advertising and communications and as a business owner.
Throughout his career, John has been focused on bring innovation and forward thinking to the education sector especially in the areas of instructional technology, delivery, student preparation and academic success. His current focus is ensuring and expanding the delivery of a 21st Century Learning environment and experience throughout the Lincoln system and a delivery of comprehensive student services under the banner of the Lincoln Edge.
John earned a BA in Economics at St. Bernard College, a Master's in Education from the University of Minnesota and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas.
KathrynMannesBioPic  Kathryn Jo Mannes is senior vice president for workforce and economic development for the American Association of Community Colleges. Previously, she directed AACC's Center for Workforce and Economic Development. Mannes' experience includes extensive work in the retail and service sector to develop skill standards, national certifications, and training models. As Managing Director of Workforce Development for the National Retail Federation's Foundation for over 15 years, she oversaw the launch of Skills Centers across the country.
Prior to 1995, Kathy was employed by Dusco Community Services, Inc., representing an international shopping center developer and projects promoting education and work reform. She served as Executive Director of the Council for Adult Education and Learning's (CAEL) East Coast Center. She also directed continuing education and contract training at The American University in Washington, D.C., for 10 years.
She has operated as an independent consultant for a number of public and private clients, including national associations, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. She served for 12 years on the Workforce Investment Board of Montgomery County, Maryland, and currently is on the Board of the Center for Employment Opportunities in New York City.
Mannes holds a master's degree in education and reading from Tufts University and a bachelor's degree from Brown University. She began her career in the classroom, teaching English, literature, and literacy skills at the secondary and postsecondary levels.
JaneMcAuliffeBioPic  Dr. Jane McAuliffe serves as Executive Vice President/Chief Academic Officer for Bridgepoint Education, a provider of innovative solutions that advance learning. Dr. McAuliffe oversees all academic functions for Bridgepoint's two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies.
Prior to joining the Bridgepoint Education executive team in 2005, Dr. McAuliffe served as President of Ashford University. She also served as President of Argosy University at the Sarasota campus in Florida. Other positions held with Argosy included Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Sarasota campus and Head of the Education Department at the Atlanta campus. She also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at American InterContinental University at the Buckhead Campus, as well as Dean, Associate Dean and Program Chair for the College of Education at University of Phoenix.
An expert in the field of higher education, Dr. McAuliffe has co-authored a book, presented at numerous scholarly conferences, and has participated on more than a dozen professional committees. In maintaining Bridgepoint's commitment to enriching lives and the communities it serves, Dr. McAuliffe generously donates her time and talent serving on the boards of Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego, San Diego Symphony, and the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU).
She earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction/Special Education from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. She also earned both her MA and her BA in Special Education from Arizona State University.
PeterMcPhersonPic  Peter McPherson is president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (A٠P٠L٠U).  He is the Chair of the Board the Directors for the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa and the International Food and Agricultural Development (IFAD).  He is the Chair of the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) of HarvestPlus.
McPherson is the former Chair of the Board of Dow Jones & Company.
He was president of Michigan State University from 1993 through 2004.
From April to October 2003, he took leave from that position and served as the Director of Economic Policy in Iraq under the Coalition Provisional Authority.
In the years prior to being named president of Michigan State University, McPherson was a Group Executive Vice President  with the Bank of America.
In the 1980s, McPherson held several governmental positions including Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Administrator of the Agency for International Development and Chair of the board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
In the 1970s, he was the managing partner of the Washington office of a large Ohio law firm, and a special assistant to President Gerald Ford.
In 1960s, McPherson was a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru.
Mr. McPherson earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Michigan State University, an M.B.A. from Western Michigan University and a J.D. degree from American University Law School.
RobPaulBioPic  Robert Paul serves as president of the Carrington Colleges Group, part of DeVry Education Group.  Rob leads a team of committed higher education professionals with a shared purpose... to empower the students of Carrington College and Carrington College California to achieve their educational and career goals.
Rob is a 20-year veteran of private-sector higher education, having served in a variety of progressive leadership roles including director of enrollment, campus director, regional vice president, vice president of operations, and his current role as president.   He joined the DeVry Education Group in 2007 as vice president of operations at DeVry University. He was instrumental in the success of several major projects at DeVry including the creation of Next Generation Student Central, a program that focused on delivering world-class support services designed to help students persist and graduate.  Rob became president of the Carrington Colleges Group in 2011, where he and his colleagues are dedicated to helping students attain the skills they need to succeed in today's fast-growing health care field. 
Rob holds a bachelor's degree in English from McDaniel College in Maryland, and a master's degree in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix in Arizona. Rob is also an accomplished martial artist, holding a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
NamPhamBioPic  Nam D. Pham is Managing Partner of NDP Analytics, a strategic research firm that specializes in economic analysis of public policy and legal issues. Clients of NDP Analytics include trade associations, financial institutions, law firms, U.S. and foreign corporations, and multinational organizations. Prior to founding NDP Analytics in 2000, Dr. Pham was Vice President at Scudder Kemper Investments in Boston, where he was responsible for research, asset allocations, and currency hedging for global and international bond funds. Before that he was Chief Economist of the Asia Region for Standard & Poor's DRI; an economist at the World Bank; and a consultant to both the Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission.
Dr. Pham is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University. Dr. Pham holds a Ph.D. in economics from the George Washington University, an M.A. from Georgetown University; and a B.A. from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the board of advisors to the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland Business School and a board member of the Food Recovery Network.
JasonPistilloBioPic  Jason Pistillo has implemented systems ranging from network and software engineering, developed information structures, designed marketing systems, curriculum design, learning theories and developed leaders along the way. His commitments to life-long learning, personal growth and development culminate in his joy of educating future leaders in the fields of advancing technology.
Jason currently holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering and is a graduate of the Ken Blanchard Executive EMBA program at Grand Canyon University.
He serves as a member of the board for the East Valley Institute of Technology Education Foundation (EVITEF), The Leonardo da Vinci Society for the Study of Thinking and the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU). Jason was appointed to the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education where he now serves as Chairman. Jason is a proud graduate of Valley Leadership's Leadership Institute and was recently honored by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the 40 most influential leaders under 40 for 2013.
Jason grew up in Mesa, Arizona, until he moved at the age of twelve to Gilbert, Arizona, where he currently resides.
JamesShaneBioPic  BG James E. Shane, Jr. is currently the Director, Military and Veteran Affairs for Sullivan University System. He advises the President, Chancellor, and Senior Vice President on strategies to recruit military members and spouses for continuing their education with Sullivan University. He also serves as a consulting partner with a small full service firm, Five Star Consulting, LLC, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, which provides consulting services to businesses and organizations desiring to develop or improve their business and marketing strategy with Fort Knox, local community and the federal government. He recently retired as the Executive Director, Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs (KCMA) where he was appointed by the Governor and served as the CEO and Administrative Officer.
General Shane advised the Governor, General Assembly, and the Kentucky Congressional Delegation on significant military issues impacting the Commonwealth. He directed and coordinated Department of Defense and state government activities with senior military leadership, Congressional Delegation and the State legislators. He was also responsible for developing, coordinating, and executing Kentucky's long range strategy for the military during his tenure as the Executive Director, KCMA.
Brigadier General James E. Shane, Jr. was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of Louisville and a Master of Arts degree in Personnel Management/Administration from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of the National War College, Washington D.C. and a graduate of the Senior Officials National Security Program at Harvard University.
MattSigelmanBioPic  Matt Sigelman is the CEO of Burning Glass Technologies, a global authority on real-time labor market analytics. For more than a decade, he has leveraged his expertise in human capital management and data analytics to deliver artificial intelligence technologies that have helped fill millions of jobs and provide the data needed to resolve the skills gap.
Matt has led Burning Glass in developing technologies that build detailed awareness of what is happening in the labor market in real time. Burning Glass collects and analyzes job postings from over 30,000 online sources and then deploys advanced proprietary text mining to "read" each job description, allowing the firm to analyze the specific jobs, experience, qualifications, and skills employers are seeking and to discern emerging patterns in careers and the job market.  By translating millions of jobs and careers into a common vocabulary, Burning Glass has also become the leader in software solutions for matching people with jobs.
Burning Glass tools are playing a growing role in informing the global conversation on education and the workforce by providing educators, policy makers, employers, workers, and students with detailed real-time awareness into skill gaps and labor market demand. Burning Glass's job seeker tools power several government workforce systems and have been shown to have substantive impact on reemployment outcomes and on labor market literacy.
Matt previously served with Capital One, Mesa Air Group, and McKinsey and Company. He holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA with Honors in Public Policy from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  Matt also serves on the Board of Directors of The Graduate! Network, a national alliance of regional partnerships achieving outstanding outcomes in adult college completion. 
EricSpiegelBioPic  Eric Spiegel is the President and CEO of Siemens Corporation and is responsible for growing the U.S. business in the company's largest market.  With $22 billion in sales, $6 billion in exports and approximately 60,000 employees in the U.S., Siemens provides solutions for more affordable and efficient healthcare, the growing demands of cities and the nation's infrastructure needs, cleaner sources of energy production, and industrial productivity.  Siemens has over 130 manufacturing sites across the U.S. and is represented in all 50 states.  Mr. Spiegel, 54, joined Siemens in January 2010.
Mr. Spiegel brings to Siemens twenty-five years of global consulting experience with complex organizations in the energy, power, chemical, water, industrial and automotive fields.  Prior to joining Siemens, Mr. Spiegel was at Booz Allen Hamilton from 1986-2008.  From 2008-2010, Mr. Spiegel was a senior partner and served as the Managing Partner of Booz & Company's Global Energy, Chemicals and Power consulting practice and led the firm's Washington D.C. office.
From 1999-2003, he served as the Managing Director of Booz Allen Hamilton International while living in Tokyo.  This role included managing the firm's business in Asia, South America and the Middle East.  He was an original member of the Board of Directors for Booz & Company and was previously a member of the Board of Directors for Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Spiegel worked at Brown Boveri (now ABB) and Temple, Barker & Sloane, Inc. (now Oliver Wyman).
An expert on the global energy industry, Mr. Spiegel co-authored the 2009 book Energy Shift: Game-changing Options for Fueling the Future, which has been translated into Arabic, Spanish, Korean and Japanese.
Mr. Spiegel holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar and received his A.B. with Honors in Economics from Harvard University.  He is the Chairman of Ford's Theatre Society Board in Washington, D.C. and a member of The Board of Overseers at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business.  He is also Vice Chair of the Education and Workforce Committee at the Business Roundtable and is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
JenniferSteeleBioPic  Jennifer L. Steele is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, where she studies teacher quality, school reform, and data-based decisionmaking in schools. Steele is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research skills focus on quantitative analysis of secondary datasets, including experimental and quasi-experimental methods. Steele is currently studying changes in the distribution of effective teachers for the Gates Foundation's Intensive Partnership Sites evaluation, and she is adapting the What Works Clearinghouse review methodology for a meta-analysis of correctional education programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice. She recently led a multi-state study of veterans' access to education benefits on college campuses, as well as an examination of how states and districts are incorporating student performance into teacher evaluation systems, a project to develop educational technology usage indicators for the Lenovo Corporation, and an examination of the impact of financial incentives on the distribution of academically talented teachers in California. She also recently co-led a U.S. Department of Education-funded study of the policies of charter and traditional schools in post-Katrina New Orleans. Her other projects have included estimating implementation effects for a randomized field trial of a computer-based mathematics curriculum. Steele's work has appeared in such publications as the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, Teachers College Record, and The Future of Children. She received an Ed.D. and Ed.M. in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University.
Andy Stern - symposium 2013  Andy Stern is a Senior Fellow at the Columbia University Richman Center and the President Emeritus of the 2.2 million member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the largest union of health care, hospital, nursing home, homecare, janitors, security officers, child care, food service, and state workers, and the fastest-growing union in North America. Previously as a labor leader, and today in new roles, Stern is a leading voice on major issues confronting American workers, and the American economy as the United States confronts the challenges posed by the "global revolution"--the third economic revolution in world history. Stern's 21st century ideas and practical solutions about restoring the American Dream are featured in his book, A Country That Works (Free Press).  Stern was a Presidential appointee to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Simpson-Bowles), and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Task Force. His name is frequently found on the short lists for everything from Washington's most influential leaders on healthcare to Modern HealthCare's Top 10 leaders, as well as Fortune and Washingtonian Magazine's "Top Power Player". Stern was the Fox "Power Player of the Week", had the "Last Word" on CNN with John King, and appeared on the "Colbert Report", Bill Moyers, Charlie Rose, and the cover of Business Week, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Stern is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and has two children, Matt and Cassie.
AndyVanKleunenBioPic  Andy Van Kleunen is Executive Director of National Skills Coalition, which he founded in 1998 as The Workforce Alliance in collaboration with leaders from the workforce development and philanthropic communities. Andy has led the Coalition to become a nationally recognized voice on behalf of a diverse array of stakeholders, building upon his experience as a community organizer, a policy analyst, and a practitioner-advocate with roots in the workforce field. He oversees all aspects of the Coalition's efforts, including building alliances with new partners as well as advising state and federal policy initiatives.
Andy is the author of multiple publications in the areas of workforce policy, healthcare policy, and urban community development. He is a recognized expert on state and federal workforce policy, regularly cited in such leading national publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today.
Prior to founding the Coalition, Andy was Director of Workforce Policy for the national Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, where he worked with employers, unions and client advocates to improve job quality and training for low-wage workers within the nation's long-term care sector. Andy also spent over 14 years in community organizing and development efforts within several of New York City's low-income and working-class neighborhoods.
Andy holds a master's degree in urban sociology from the Graduate Faculty at the New School for Social Research, and a bachelor's degree in political science and honors studies from Villanova University. He is based in Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
Andy has been a member of NSC's Board of Directors since 2010.
BillWoodsonBioPic  Bill Woodson is a senior vice president and national thought leader for Sg2. He co-leads Sg2's Center for Strategic Planning, focusing on developments in health care strategy and growth. He and his team develop advanced analytics, publications, courses and conferences for more than 1,200 organizations across the health care industry.
A noted speaker on the future of health care, Bill's areas of expertise include market evolution, care delivery innovation, physician-hospital alignment and all aspects of System of CARE (Clinical Alignment and Resource Effectiveness) planning and growth. He frequently addresses management teams, boards and professional organizations on how to respond to the changing health care landscape and health care reform.
Bill's background includes more than 20 years of experience in health care strategic planning, strategic marketing, market forecasting, health system development and public policy. Before joining Sg2, he worked for Solucient (now Thomson Reuters) and managed the company's suite of strategic planning and marketing products.
Bill also worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers' health care consulting practice, where he led strategic planning, service line development, capital planning and health system merger engagements. He began his career as a legislative assistant for health care policy for Congressman Bill Lowery of California.
Bill received his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and his BA from Yale University.

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