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About The Skilling America Distinguished Fellows Network

The Skilling America Distinguished Fellows Network is a high caliber network of leaders in the workforce field dedicated to the development of a resilient, transparent system that supports economic opportunity for all individuals.

Distinguished Fellows are nominated based on their success in facilitating the adoption of competency-based methodologies and career navigation across multiple locations and industries. They serve as subject matter experts for the development of Skilling America curriculum and support program implementation in their communities.

The Network was established in 2018, and is managed by Hope Street Group with contributions from the Arconic Foundation. For more information about the Network and ways to collaborate with these workforce leaders, please follow @HopeStreetGroup and #SkillingAmerica on Twitter or contact Senior Manager, Jobs and Economic Opportunity, Chelsey Crim (chelsey@hopestreetgroup.org).

The Skilling America Distinguished Fellows Network

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Alicia Bolton

Director, Adult Career Pathway Design Challenge, Institute for Educational Leadership

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Lex Dennis

Director, Lifelong Learning, Drucker Institute

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Donnie Hale

Director, The Education Effect, Florida International University

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Courtney Haynes

Director, Partnerships and Development, The Turing School

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Marvin Kelley

Senior Development and Training Specialist, Goodwill University, Goodwill Industries of Southern Piedmont

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Leroy King

Director and Principal Consultant, The Bridges Out of Poverty Initiative, Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.

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Rebecca Kusner

Founder, R4 Workforce

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Eric Lewis

Director, Business Services, Charlotte Works

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Gustavo Morales

Director, Community Schools, Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP)

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Ben Owens

Strategist, Open Way Learning

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Kristin R. Pratt

Senior Director, Mission Advancement, Goodwill Industries International

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Anna Ramos

Director, Business Initiatives, Lancaster Chamber

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Shemia C. Williams

Director, Programs, Charlotte Works