Twenty-five representatives from the public and private sectors have been appointed to serve on a new board that will develop strategies to improve the state of the U.S. workforce.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Ivanka Trump, adviser to the president, co-chair the recently created American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, the Department of Commerce said Wednesday.
The National Council for the American Worker will use recommendations from the board to address workforce issues while “raising awareness of multiple pathways for American workers to obtain family-sustaining careers.”
Members of the advisory group will serve through July 2020 and help create a national campaign on education and training efforts; develop a strategy for improving labor market data to better match American students and workers with appropriate jobs; and identify opportunities for private sector investments into skills refinement efforts.
They will also work on strategies to improve skills-based hiring processes and promote transparency in training and education programs.
The board members are:
- Jay Box, president, Kentucky Community and Technical College System
- Walter Bumphus, president and CEO, American Association of Community Colleges
- Jim Clark, president and CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
- Tim Cook, Apple CEO
- Tom Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO
- Juanita Duggan, president and CEO, National Federation for Independent Business
- Elizabeth Goettl, president and CEO, Cristo Rey Network
- Marillyn Hewson, chairman, president and CEO, Lockheed Martin
- Eric Holcomb, governor of Indiana
- Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA
- Al Kelly, Visa CEO
- Vi Lyles, Mayor of Charlotte, N.C.
- Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP America
- Sean McGarvey, president, North America’s Building and Trades Unions
- Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Walmart
- Craig Menear, chairman, president and CEO, Home Depot
- Michael Piwowar, executive director, Milken Institute
- Scott Pulsipher, president, Western Governors University
- Kim Reynolds, governor of Iowa
- Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO, IBM
- Scott Sanders, executive director, National Association of State Workforce Agencies
- Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., president and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management
- Jay Timmons, president and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers
- Sheree Utash, president, WSU Tech
- Marianne Wanamaker, professor, University of Tennessee
Lockheed’s Marillyn Hewson and Siemens’ Barbara Humpton are both included in the 2019 Wash100 list.