Jeannine LaPradManaging Director, Policy and Research
Jeannine LaPrad is the Managing Director of Policy and Research at National Skills Coalition, where she leads the organization’s policy research, development, and implementation activities. Jeannine oversees a team of senior workforce research, data, and policy experts who work closely with NSC’s partner networks to highlight what is working in states and communities, support policy advocacy, and provide strategic guidance to policymakers and practitioners.
For the past 20 plus years she has worked with leaders in the non-profit, government, education, and business sectors to reshape employment and education policy and practice in ways create more equitable outcomes for workers and communities. Jeannine is committed to working with partners to center worker voice and experience, improve job quality and economic mobility, and advance racial and gender equality.
Prior to joining NSC, Jeannine worked with the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce for 23 years where she held several positions including serving as a Senior Fellow from 2018-2021 and President and CEO from 2006-2017. Throughout her career Jeannine has led numerous workforce development policy research, development, and technical assistance projects and teams at the state and local levels.
Jeannine has a bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology and communications and a master’s degree in higher education policy from the University of Michigan. Jeannine is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Washington, DC.