Frank is the Chief Executive Officer of Penn Foster, the leading skills development training, credentials and employment matching enterprise for frontline workers. This for-purpose organization is focused on employment outcomes through ed-tech enabled workforce solutions and today has more than 125,000 active students and 1,000 partners, including employers, youth organizations, government organizations, and academic institutions. He previously served as an Operating Partner at Bain Capital Ventures and CEO of Pri-Med – the largest medical education training company for primary care physicians. He is a recognized education authority, with media and investor community engagement such as Bloomberg TV, C-SPAN/ U.S. Congress, SXSWedu, TEDx, BMO and ASU/GSV investor conference, and was appointment by Governor Corbett of Pennsylvania on the Advisory Committee on Future of Postsecondary Education. Frank earned his B.S. from Syracuse University in marketing and operations.
Diana Enzi was born in Wyoming and graduated from Sheridan High School. She received her B.S. from the University of Wyoming in social science. Enzi later received her Masters from the University of Wyoming, in adult education.
Diana served as president of the International Neighbors Club #IV, is the former president of the Congressional Club and is a member of the Senate Spouses Club. Diana managed the family business, NZ Shoe Stores. While in this capacity, she was actively involved in business-oriented organizations. She was president of the Gillette Chamber of Commerce; served on the Wyoming Private Industry Council; served six years on the Wyoming State Council on Vocational Education and a term as its chairman; and was Chairman of the Heart of Gillette, the downtown association. In partnership with the Marshall Legacy Institute, she is working to provide countries infested with landmines with specially trained landmine detecting dogs and handlers to find and eliminate the mines. Diana started the CHAMPS or Children Against the Mine Problem program. School children across Wyoming gave a quarter and helped raise enough money to send a dog, aptly named “Wyoming,” to Sri Lanka. She serves on the National Apprenticeship Advisory Committee.
Enzi was selected by previous Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to serve a two year term on the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA). The committee advises the secretary on matters concerning policy and legislation affecting apprenticeship, on preparing the American workforce for sustained employment and on measures that will foster quality work places that are safe, healthy and fair.
Robert “Bob” C. MacKichan Jr. is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office and is the leader of the firm’s GSA Leasing and Federal Real Estate Team within the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. His multifaceted practice involves decades of experience in litigation, government contracts, real estate and public policy issues associated with federal government real estate. Clients call on him for his substantive knowledge and extensive relationships in D.C. to handle government real estate disputes, government contract concerns, government lease procurement and administration, real estate acquisition and disposition, and government construction and administration. In addition, he advises clients on holdovers and condemnations, the competitive procurement process and disputes under the Contract Disputes Act.
Mr. MacKichan primarily represents building owners, real estate developers, REITs and asset managers nationwide in matters relating to federal real estate disputes. He previously served as general counsel of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), where his work included the authorization for the construction of the International Cultural and Trade Center Building (now named the Ronald Reagan Federal Building) in Washington, D.C., as well as the utilization of public bond financing for several GSA projects.
Don Marshall is a communications strategist who combines deep political experience with an expertise in business and new media communications.
Don has spent 20 years working as a communications professional, handling public relations and new media strategy for political leaders, companies, non-profits and public policy organizations. Don served as a member of the senior management team for The Washington Post Company’s online subsidiary, Washingtonpost. Newsweek Interactive (WPNI). He led the company’s corporate communications and business marketing departments, and developed and executed public outreach strategies for washingtonpost.com and Newsweek.com. He has directed communications for numerous companies and organizations on the leading edge of technology and innovation, including the Information Technology Industry Council, Telecommunications Industry Association, Bright Automotive, the Online Publishers Association and the Software & Information Industry Association, and has built and implemented new media communications strategies for organizations of all sizes.
Don’s corporate experience includes taking a lead role in planning and executing Coca-Cola’s national communications strategy for the Olympic Torch Relay and serving as a top spokesperson for the company. An experienced political and public affairs communicator, Don has worked for numerous candidates and elected officials. He has held senior positions with three members of the U.S. Congress, including running the communications office and serving as lead spokesperson for Senator John D. Rockefeller IV. Don directed communications for political campaigns across the country, including in Ohio, Louisiana and Massachusetts. His public affairs work extends beyond government and campaigns to include policy organizations and international affairs. He has provided communications counsel to the nation’s largest anti-tobacco advocacy group and worked with the second democratically elected president of Nicaragua to improve his government’s national outreach.
Earl Pomeroy is counsel in Alston & Bird’s Washington, D.C., office, focusing his practice on health care regulatory and legislative matters. He brings special expertise on advising clients on health policy and legislative strategies for health care delivery. Mr. Pomeroy served as North Dakota’s lone representative in the U.S. House of Representatives from1992 through 2010. During this term, he earned a reputation as an independent-minded leader that brought North Dakota common sense to the debate over issues that affected our nation. Mr. Pomeroy was first elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives in 1980, and voters selected him as the state insurance commissioner in 1984. During his tenure as insurance commissioner, he served as president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Throughout his time in Congress, Mr. Pomeroy made the concerns of North Dakota his top priority. Called “articulate, cheerful and sincere” by the Almanac of American Politics and a “billboard for North Dakota values” by the Bismarck Tribune, Pomeroy’s leadership and hard work earned him a spot on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. This post gave him influence over key policy decisions on tax, trade, and Social Security and Medicare issues. In addition, Pomeroy was one of the few members of the Ways and Means Committee to secure a post on a second House committee. His leadership and advocacy on behalf of rural America earned him a special waiver allowing him to also hold a seat on the House Agriculture Committee. With his dual roles in the House committees that oversee tax and agriculture policy, Pomeroy was in a unique position to shape the last farm bill to provide a stronger safety net for family farmers and ranchers in North Dakota. His ongoing work made him one of the nation’s most respected advocates of producers and rural America. Mr. Pomeroy earned undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Dakota before returning to his hometown to practice law for five years.
Mark E. Rey is a consultant with The Livingston Group, Executive in Residence for Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and former Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Mr. Rey brings expertise from both Capitol Hill and the private sector, holding the position as senior staff at the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. As USDA Under Secretary, Mr. Rey oversaw the programs for the U.S. Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service. The agencies within this mission area managed the 192 million acre National Forest System as well as conservation projects on 210 million acres of farm and ranch lands, they employed nearly 45,000 full-time personnel and administered a budget of nearly eight billion dollars Serving on Capitol Hill for the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Rey was responsible for drafting legislation, organizing over 100 legislative and oversight hearings, coordinating media relations, counseling committee members and other Senate and House members and staff, along with working with executive branch officials. In the private sector, Mr. Rey held the position of Vice President for the American Forest and Paper Association and the Executive Director of the American Forest Resource Alliance. Responsibilities included program development, legislative and legal advocacy, membership growth, supervising the start-up of a grass roots organization representing forest product industry and non-industrial forest landowners. Mr. Rey earned several degrees from the University of Michigan, including a Masters of Science in Natural Resources and Administration; Bachelor of Science in Forestry; and Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management.
Jacqueline Beasley is the Senior Vice President of Administration for MINACT, Inc. Ms. Beasley joined MINACT, Inc. in 2002 as Vice President of Human Resources. In that role, she had primary responsibility for human resources operations and business development. In 2007 she was promoted to her current role where she has oversight responsibility for all administrative functions of the corporation, to include fiscal services, human resources, business development, communications, and staff development. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Administration and Leadership with a cognate in Business Administration from Jackson State University; a Master of Business Administration degree from Delta State University; and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Alcorn State University. Her work experience includes more than 25 years in contract compliance, human resources, financial management, and planning job development and training programs. Jackie is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Mississippi and she is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. She serves on the Board of Director for New Hope Christian School Board as Secretary, the State of Mississippi Workforce Investment Board, and is a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi.
Term: July 2015-2018
A career of over twenty years with a unique combination of skills including a solid understanding of business processes, how those processes create financial results, and the people aspects to consider during organization change. Eleven years of experience delivering enterprise-wide change on large-scale Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP/SAP) projects caps previous work as an internal financial analyst and cost accountant. Expertise includes: delivering against profit/loss responsibilities, client relationship management, program/project planning and management, account management, sponsorship engagement, executive alignment, training design and development, communication strategy and management, supervision and coaching.
Term: July 2015-2018
Mark Douglass is the president of ResCare Workforce Services, a line of business in BrightSpring Health Services family of brands. Douglass joined the company in 2014 as a Workforce regional director. He was then promoted to vice president of operations, then senior vice president of operations in 2017. Mr. Douglass’ extensive background in workforce services helps him lead the business in development, change management and strategic planning. He drives operational excellence and growth in Job Corps Centers and Career Centers throughout the nation. Preceding his time at ResCare Workforce Services, Mr. Douglass was the chief operating officer at WorkNet Pinellas and Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance in Florida. Before that, he served as president of Dynamic Educational Systems in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Douglass holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tampa John H. Sykes College of Business.
Term: July 2015-2018
Mr. Marquardt became president of Management and Training Corporation in 1991. Since that time, MTC has had a 344% increase in sales. Mr. Marquardt’s focus is on integrity, performance, leadership and innovation in delivering services to government customers. He is a leader in numerous job training, education, industry, and civic organizations.
Term: July 2015-2018
Ms. Valaida Randolph, EMC’s founder, president, and primary principal, has over 30 years of experience working with agencies on the municipal, state, federal, and international levels. She, along with other management at EMC, have been involved with the development, start up, and operation of nineteen Job Corps centers over the years. EMC and its staff have also been involved in a number of other programs, including the operation of youth correctional facilities, various training services at the international level, basic academic training for the U.S. Army, and data collection and other research services provided to post-secondary academic institutions.
Term: July 2015-2018
Mr. Schubert has served as the Chairman of the Drucker Foundation, the President and CEO of The Points of Light Foundation and the American Red Cross, and the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor. Mr. Schubert has also served on the Committee on Vocational Education and Economic Development in Depressed Areas, as Chairman of the International Youth Foundation, and on the board of the National Alliance of Business.
Term: July 2016-
Dr. Leonard has over 20 years of experience with Job Corps and is best known for leading the work of the National Job Corps Association and for serving as a Job Corps policy advisor to Congress and the Administration. She has had extensive personal interaction with leaders of all segments of the Job Corps community and the workforce development system. Dr. Leonard received her Doctor of Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Vocational-Technical Education and Political Science.
Term: July 2015-
Jim Sourwine is a consultant for Foley Maldonado & O’Toole. For more than 30 years, he was a professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, assigned to the Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee. Previously, he was a budget officer at the Department of Labor and a vocational counselor for the Washington State Employment Service. He has a B.A. in economics and masters degrees in counseling and public administration. In recognition of his decades of unwavering support for Job Corps and its mission, during its Leadership Summit on March 23rd, 2007, the NJCA honored Mr. Sourwine with its Sargent Shriver Award, the highest award bestowed by the NJCA.
Term: July 2015-