Joel Simon serves as managing director for workforce strategy at Burning Glass Technologies. He brings more than 20 years of experience supporting multistakeholder workforce and economic development initiatives across a wide range of communities, industries, and initiatives. His clients and partners include economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, colleges and universities, community-based organizations, industry associations, state and local governments, and foundations. Prior to joining Burning Glass, he worked in a variety of nonprofit and public-sector roles, focusing on employment, educational attainment, housing, and community and neighborhood development. He has served as faculty for the International Economic Development Council, the Institute for Sustainable Communities, the Institute for Higher Education Policy, and the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago.
I felt this conference was life changing. I am truly inspired and am plotting both career and personal changes to live up to the great lessons I learned. Both the sessions and the networking were vital.