2023 Library Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides guidance to the Learn & Work Ecosystem Library’s design and contents with the following goals: ensure the Library is useful to diverse users; expand Library partnerships; and provide guidance in the development of sustainability plans. The Board is composed of representatives of key user groups such as research and policy think tanks; higher education institutions, philanthropies; industry/business community; data intermediaries; accreditors; and communications experts and journalists.

Advisory Board

  • Scott Cheney, CEO, Credential Engine
  • Holly Custard, Deputy Director, Institute Partnerships and Outreach, Strada Education Network
  • Paul Fain, Journalist and Analyst
  • Sean Gallagher. Executive Director, Center for the Future of Higher Education & Talent Strategy, Executive Professor of Educational Policy, Northeastern University
  • Matt Gee, Co-Founder & CEO, BrightHive; Senior Researcher, University of Chicago
  • Rusty Grieff, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, Jobs for the Future- JFF
  • Kymberly Lavigne Hinkley, Director, Community of Care Ecosystem, Western Governors University
  • Alyssa Jethani, Director of Strategy and Growth Initiatives, Jobs for the Future
  • Taylor Kendal, President, Learning Economy Foundation
  • David Lankes, Virginia & Charles Bowden Professor of Librarianship, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin
  • David Leaser, Senior Program Executive, Innovation and Growth Initiatives, IBM
  • Mark Leuba, Vice President, Product Management, 1EdTech (formerly IMS Global Learning Consortium)
  • Janet Salm, Managing Director, Strada Institute for the Future of Work, Strada Education Network
  • Karen Solomon, Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer, Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Stuart Sutton, Semantic Metadata Consultant and Associate Professor Emeritus, Information School, University of Washington
  • Roy Swift, Executive Director, Workcred
  • Kacey Thorne, Director, Skills Architecture, Western Governors University
  • Nan Travers, Director of Center for Leadership in Credentialing Learning (CL2), SUNY Empire State College; PI of Credential As You Go
  • Jason Tyszko, Vice president, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Julie Uranis, Vice President, Online and Strategic Initiatives, University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
  • Alex Ziegler, Program Director, Global Training & Skills, IBM

Staff Leads

  • Holly Zanville, Research Professor, George Washington University
  • Lucia Weathers, Weathers Strategy Group

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