Jenny Wittner

Chief Operating Officer

Area of Expertise: Non-profit Operations

Jenny Wittner is the Chief Operating Officer at National Skills Coalition, where she leads efforts to ensure that NSC’s HR, development, financial and overall operations support NSC’s work to advance policy, build networks and change the conversation around skills training. Jenny joined NSC in 2022.

Prior to joining NSC, Jenny led the fiscal sponsorship service at Arabella Advisors as a Managing Director, working to provide the operational infrastructure to hundreds of non-profit projects. She has worked in roles in nonprofit operations, policy, and direct service over the course of her career.

Jenny has a long commitment to inclusive skills training and deeply believes in its centrality to equity and its importance to workers and business. She started her career as an English as a Second Language teacher in immigrant communities and quickly realized the need to build pathways and synergies between adult education and workforce training. She worked for two decades in skills training policy and practice prior to her time at Arabella.

Jenny holds a Bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard College and a Master’s degree in teaching ESOL from Northeastern Illinois University.  She is based in Chicago and Washington, DC.

Jenny Wittner