Our Advisors

Our SkillUp Coalition Board of Directors and worker-led Career Builders advisory board keep the voice of workers front and center in all we do.

Board of Directors and Advisors

Andre Bennin

Board Director

Managing Partner, Juvo Ventures

Benjamin Geyerhahn

Board Director

CEO, Workers Benefits Fund

Emily M. Dickens

Board Director

Chief of Staff and Head of Government Affairs, SHRM

Josh Jarrett

Board Director

Executive Chair, SkillUp Founder

SVP, Strategy, Wiley

Maria Flynn

Board Director

President and CEO, Jobs for the Future

Des Lovell

Board Director

VP Finance, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Gayatri Agnew

Advisory Board

Senior Director, Walmart Giving

Rachel Carlson

Advisory Board

CEO, Guild Education

Karan Chopra

Advisory Board

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, [email protected]

Rahim Fazal

Advisory Board

CEO, SV Academy

Paul Freedman

Advisory Board

Founder, Entangled Group

Joe Fuller

Advisory Board

Professor of Management Practice & Co-Director of Managing the Future of Work Initiative

Rob Gifford

Advisory Board

President at National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF)

Angela Jackson

Advisory Board

Partner, New Profit

Andrew Jones

Advisory Board

President (interim), Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Gary Lopez

Advisory Board

CEO, The NROC Project

Tyra Mariani

Advisory Board

President, Schultz Family Foundation

Courtney McBeth

Advisory Board

Senior Vice President, Strada Impact Operations

Ajita Talwalker Menon

Advisory Board

President & CEO at Calbright College

Aaron Moore

Advisory Board

Government Relations Manager, LinkedIn

Jane Oates

Advisory Board

President, WorkingNation

Aaron Osmond

Advisory Board

Education and Workforce Specialist – Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Jane Swift

Advisory Board

President & Executive Director, LearnLaunch

Career Builder Advisory Board

The Voice of those most impacted

 

We have assembled a worker advisory board known as Career Builders that consists of workers at various stages of their career, education, and professional development journeys.

 

This community helps inform, guide, and influence SkillUp services and outreach.

 

Our Career Builders program is a community of 25-30 individuals looking to change careers. As a part of this community, individuals offer feedback on SkillUp products, as well as share their stories and experiences with the SkillUp team and network.

Group meeting over videoconference

Meet Our Career Builders

Natasha Williams

Latoya Simon

Tracy Scott

Shannel Smith

Tyshea Perkins

Brad Armstrong

Aminata Kamara

Jack Jacobs

Beatrice Kiilu

Naomi Benson

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