A National Advisory Board of Industry Experts

The experience to get things done

  • We’re currently expanding the advisory board with industry experts who can both guide the policy and fund the campaign.

  • We’re seeking to have an advisor in every state, representing technical schools and workforce programs leaders, heads of associations, philanthropy and Fortune 500 executives.

  • Once the advisory board is complete, we are seeking to raise $3.6M from individual, corporate and foundations to finance the campaign.

  • Engaging and creating shovel ready sites (what we have on board and what we are pursuing).

  • Developing federal legislative pathways/vehicles and engaging early potential elected champions.

When industry is in charge of funding programs it ensures that relevant programs continuously launch. At the same time, programs are phased out in alignment with current need and future projections.

When industry is in charge of funding programs it ensures that relevant programs continuously launch. At the same time, programs are phased out in alignment with current need and future projections.

State Leaders

Tim Heaton
Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association

Dr. Michelle Aldrich
Wyoming Department of Education

Advisors and Coalition Members

The policy and campaign is informed, developed, monitored and negotiated by the advisory board comprised of business, labor and workforce leaders.


Alabama

Mark Martin
Build Up

Ruben Morris
Alabama Aerospace and Aviation High School


Arizona

Chris Camacho
Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Dan Belcher
National Center for Construction Education and Research/ NCCER (National Organization)

Emily Anne Gullickson
A for Arizona

Anna Maldonando
Greater Phoenix Economic Council


Arkansas

Quentin Suffren
Excel InEd


California

Dave “Lefty” Lefkowith
The Canyon Grou

Jane Oates


Colorado

Tim Heaton
Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association

George Hess III
Colorado Careers in Construction

Jason Gaulden
Untapped Potential Project

General John Barry
Aerospace Alley/Wings Over the Rockies

Shelli Brunswick
Space Foundation

Maria Hoffman-Tanner
Project Gravity (confidential space related technical academy in development)

Shelli Brunswick
Space Foundation (satellite sites in Georgia, Florida)

Mark Cordova
Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association

Papa Dia
African Leadership Group

Scott Flores
Master’s Apprentice


Delaware

Luke Rhine
Leadership Delaware


Florida

Roger Schank
Socratic Arts

Thackston Lundy
National Louis University

Dennis Dio Parker
The Manufacturing Institute


Kentucky

Darrow Wenom
Silver Fin Solutions


Illinois

Mike Vasquez
3rd Degree

Nathan Hoffman
Empower Illinois

Matt Strauss
RiseKit

Aylon Samouha
Transcend Education


Louisiana

Tony Davis
National Association of Manufacturers (National Organization)


Massachusetts

Katie Everett
The Lynch Foundation


Missouri

Stan Shoun
Ranken Technical College


New Mexico

Scott Darnell
Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce

Dale Dekker
Economic Forum

Tracey Bryan
The Bridge of Southern New Mexico


New Jersey

Roger Schank
Socratic Arts

Mike McGarry
Socratic Arts


New York

Ryan Craig
Achieve Partners


Texas

Vanessa Ramirez
WorkTexas!

Michael Strong
Conscious Capitalism

Richard Johnson
Texas Policy

Jim Mcingvale
Work Texas!


Wyoming

Dr. Michelle Aldrich
Wyoming Department of Education

Cindy Delancey
Wyoming Business Alliance

Katie Legerski
Associated General Contractors of Wyoming

Ron Wild
Southwest Wyoming Manufacturing Partnership

Jim Mathis
WyoTech


Washington D.C.

Kathleen Delaski
Education Design Lab

John Bailey
Walton Family Foundation/ CZI Advisor and AEI Fellow

Isabel Cardenas-Navia, Ph.D.
Workcred (National Organization)

Gardner Carrick
The Manufacturing Institute/National Association of Manufacturers

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