Editors



Stuart Andreason is the director of the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Todd Greene, formerly the vice president of Community and Economic Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, is the executive director of the Atlanta University Center Consortium.

Heath Prince is a research scientist and the director of the Ray Marshall Center at the University of Texas's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

Carl E. Van Horn is distinguished professor of public policy at Rutgers University, and director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.



Authors



Evan Amoroso served as a research associate at the U.S. Conference of Mayors and is an undergraduate student at James Madison University.

Kathy Amoroso is assistant executive director for education and workforce at the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Stuart Andreason is the director of the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Dan Ash is research director and
co-principal investigator of The Graduate! Network's Bridging the Talent Gap initiative.

Michael Bartlett is a senior policy analyst with the Postsecondary Education Program in the Economic Opportunity Division at the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.

Jordana Barton is senior adviser in Community Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Yonatan Ben-Shalom is a senior researcher at Mathematica Policy Research's Center for Studying Disability Policy.

Daphne Berry is an associate professor of management at the University of Hartford.

Josh Bersin is a global human resources and workforce industry analyst and founder of Bersin by Deloitte.

Elizabeth Sobel Blum is senior community development adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Janet Boguslaw is senior scientist at the Heller School for Social Policy and the Institute for Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University.

Raphael Bostic is the president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.


Ashley Bozarth is a research analyst in the Community and Economic Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

John R. Bryson is professor of enterprise and competitiveness at City-Region Economic Development Institute, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel is a Nebraska extension specialist in community vitality with a research focus on rural new resident recruitment.

Ann Carpenter is a senior community and economic development adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Richard Cave is a principal with IBM Market Development and Insights. He conducts research and creates insight into business and technology trends.

Prabal Chakrabarti is senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Yvette Chocolaad is policy director for Employment and Training Programs, and Labor Market Information, at the National Association of State Workforce Agencies.

Jennifer Christian, MD is president of Webility Corporation and practices medicine at Multi-Dimensional Medical Care LLC.

John Colborn is chief operating officer of JEVS Human Services.

Maureen Conway serves as vice president for Policy Programs at the Aspen Institute and executive director of its Economic Opportunities Program.

Susan R. Crandall is the director of the Center for Social Policy and clinical professor in public policy at the McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Alejandro Crawford is managing director of Acceleration Group, chief executive officer of RebelBase, and professor of entrepreneurship at the Bard MBA in Sustainability.

Stephen Crawford is a research professor at George Washington University's George Washington Institute of Public Policy.

Brian Dabson is research fellow at the School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Steven L. Dawson was founder of PHI (Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute), and currently is a writer and consultant on low-wage job-quality issues.

Mels de Zeeuw is a senior research analyst in the Community and Economic Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Marc Doussard is assistant professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

James Emmett is the lead strategist of the Poses Family Foundation Workplace Initiative and chief executive officer/founder of James Emmett & Company.

Emily Engel is a business economist in the Community Development and Policy Studies Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.


Lauren Eyster is a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, focusing on workforce development research and evaluation.

R. Jason Faberman is a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Donna Fabiani is executive vice president of knowledge sharing at the Opportunity Finance Network.

E. Wilson Finch is director of higher education services, workforce and economic development at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning.

Mike Foden is a consultant with IBM Market Development and Insights and has 20 years' experience in analysis in information technology, retail, and consumer behavior.

Jeffrey (Jeff) Fuhrer is executive vice president and senior policy adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Catherine Gall is a fellow in the city of Boston's Economic Mobility Lab.

Todd Greene, formerly the vice president of Community and Economic Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, is the executive director of the Atlanta University Center Consortium.

Rob Grunewald is an economist in the Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Thomas Haasl is an associate economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

John Hagel is founder and chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, a research center based in Silicon Valley.

Patrick T. Harker is president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Susan Helper is the Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Richard A. Hobbie is a visiting scholar at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and retired from full-time work.

Melissa Hoover is the founding executive director of the Democracy at Work Institute.

Henry G. "Hank" Jackson is a certified public accountant, has held leadership positions in academia and finance, and most recently served as the chief executive officer of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Ronald A. Johnson is the president of Clark Atlanta University.

Maurice A. Jones is the president and chief executive officer of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.

Karen Kahn is a writer, editor, and communications strategist working with nonprofit advocacy organizations in areas of health care, aging, and workforce development.

Michael King is the worldwide leader for the IBM Education Industry with responsibility for strategy, marketing, and sales.

Stephanie Koch is the senior vice president of strategic and business development with JEVS Human Services.

Benjamin Kraft is a doctoral candidate in the School of City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Kathy Krepcio is the executive director and a senior researcher at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

Patrice H. Kunesh is assistant vice president and director of the Center for Indian Country Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

David Langdon is a senior policy adviser in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Nancey Green Leigh is a professor of city and regional planning and associate dean for research in the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

At the time of writing, Chauncy Lennon was a managing director in global philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Joy Leopold is a doctoral student at the University of Miami.

Susan Longworth is a senior business economist in community development and policy studies at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Nichola Lowe is associate professor of city and regional planning at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Anna Mahathey is a research associate at the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University.

Anand Marri serves as vice president and head of outreach and education at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Rick Mattoon is a senior economist and economic adviser in the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

At the time of writing, Katherine McClelland was the director of education and workforce initiatives at the Manufacturing Institute.

Jeanne C. Meister is founding partner of Future Workplace LLC and a contributor to Forbes.

Eduardo Carrera Morales is the chief executive officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico.

Rachel Mulhall has worked as a researcher in academia and the private sector, specializing in regional competitiveness, energy, and innovation.

Jessica Nicholson is a senior economist at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.


Demetra Smith Nightingale is an Institute fellow at the Urban Institute, where her research focuses on social, economic, and labor policy issues.

Ryan Noonan is an economist and special assistant to the chief of the Direct Investment Division at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Meg O'Connell is the chief executive officer and founder of Global Disability Inclusion; she also serves at the vice president of the Poses Family Foundation.

Erik R. Pages is president and founder of EntreWorks Consulting, based in Arlington, Virginia.

Miguel Palacios is assistant professor of finance at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, and co-founder of Lumni Inc., a company that offers income-contingent financing to students.

Tucker Plumlee is a former research associate at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and is now a research analyst at Northern Virginia Community College.

Heath Prince is a research scientist and the director of the Ray Marshall Center at the University of Texas's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

Edison Reyes is a program manager in outreach and education at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Teófilo Reyes is research director at Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and a visiting scholar at the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley.

Valerie Montgomery Rice is the president and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine.

Celeste Richie is a public policy professional with more than a decade of experience working in federal, state, and local government.

Barbara Rivera-Batista is innovation manager at Boys and Girls Club of Puerto Rico.

Amanda Rivera-Flores is the executive director of the Youth Development Institute of Puerto Rico.

Liddy Romero is founder of WorkLife Partnership based in Colorado and managing director and founding member of WorkLab Innovations.

Stuart A. Rosenfeld is a consultant in workforce and economic development policy, and formerly founder and president of Regional Technology Strategies.

Alexander Ruder is a senior adviser in community and economic development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Ken Sauer is senior associate commissioner and chief academic officer for the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, executive director of the Indiana Commission for Proprietary Education, and vice chair of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

Jennifer Schramm is the senior strategic policy adviser for labor market issues at the AARP Public Policy Institute.

Jeff Schwartz is a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, the global leader for human capital marketing and eminence, and Deloitte's U.S. leader for the future of work.

Nirav Shah is a vice president on the social investment team at Social Finance.

Robert Sheets is a research professor at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy.

Hadass Sheffer is founding president of The Graduate! Network and co-founder of Graduate! Philadelphia and Talent Greater Philly.


Steven Shepelwich is a senior community development adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Kenneth M. Sherin is the community vitality program director for South Dakota State University Extension.

Javier Silva is associate director of community engagement at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Martin Simon is acting director for the Economic Opportunity Division at the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.

Judith M. Smith is the director of the Poses Family Foundation's Workplace Initiative.

Noelle St.Clair is community development adviser and outreach manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

David Stapleton is a senior fellow at Mathematica Policy Research and was director of Mathematica's Center for Studying Disability Policy from 2007 to 2018.

Sarah Steinberg is vice president of global philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Matthew Stent is a manager in IBM's Market Development and Insights team and has a long-held passion for championing market insights within IBM.

Julianne Stern is an affordable housing developer at the Jefferson County (Colorado) Housing Authority.

Bridgett Strickler is director of network engagement and co-principal investigator of Bridging the Talent Gap at The Graduate! Network.

Richard M. Todd, vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, is an adviser to the Center for Indian Country Development and Community Development.

Jason A. Tyszko is vice president of the Center for Education and Workforce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Carl E. Van Horn is distinguished professor of public policy at Rutgers University and director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.

Andy Van Kleunen is the founding chief executive officer of National Skills Coalition.

Stephen Wandner is a fellow at the Urban Institute, the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and the National Academy of Social Insurance.

Keith Wardrip is the community development research manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Laura Welder is the director of business development for JEVS Human Services.

Bryan Wilson is director of Workforce Data Quality Campaign at National Skills Coalition.

John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. serves as senior adviser and strategist to the president of Harvard University.

Zachary Zimmerman is a research and data manager at The Graduate! Network.

Rachel Zinn is a senior budget management analyst for the city of Baltimore.