Fireside Chat: White House Senior Advisor Mitch Landrieu

September 07, 2022

NSC CEO Andy Van Kleunen joins Senior Advisor to the President and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu, and a group of local leaders for a discussion about the Biden administration’s efforts to support industry partnerships, advance racial equity, and produce quality jobs through the rollout of the bi-partisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Biden Administration recently announced the allocation of $40 billion of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) toward workforce development efforts. The White House also issued the Talent Pipeline Challenge to secure commitments from local officials, employers, unions, and industry partnerships to use these recovery investments to train a diverse infrastructure workforce. Hear the latest from the person leading President Biden’s infrastructure rollout and from local leaders who have made Talent Pipeline Challenge commitments and are leveraging ARPA resources to support local industry partnerships, equitable workforce development, and quality jobs.

Moderator: Andy Van Kleunen, CEO, National Skills Coalition 

Featured Guest: Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, White House Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Coordinator 


  • Donny Jones, COO, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and Executive Director, West Alabama Works 
  • Kelly Kupcak, Executive Director, Oregon Tradeswomen 
  • Liza Smitherman, Business Leaders United Member, Chief People Officer, Jostin Construction