2019 NCSL Jobs Summit

10/3/2019

This page houses the resources for the NCSL Jobs Summit, held September 26-27, 2019 at the MGM Grand in Detroit, Michigan. The Jobs Summit is held every two years and is specifically designed for legislators who work on economic development, workforce development and education issues. The purpose of this year's Jobs Summit was to provide information and facilitate discussion on state job creation and workforce development needs.

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 26

The Future is Coming: New Opportunities for States

Speaker:

  • Sheryl Connelly, futurist, Michigan

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

America at Work

Speakers:

  • Bryan Hancock, partner, McKinsey & Company, District of Columbia
  • ​​​​​​Sean Thurman, director, global public policy, Walmart, Arkansas

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Break

The Future of Mobility

Speaker: 

  • Gabe Klein, co-founder, Cityfi, District of Columbia

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Lunch

The Detroit Story

Moderator:

  • Nicole Sherard-Freeman, executive director, workforce development, Office of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

Speakers:

  • September Hargrove, vice president and head of Detroit philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase, Michigan
  • Kayla Roney Smith, portfolio manager, SE Michigan Ballmer Group, Michigan
  • Faye Nelson, director of Michigan programs, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Creating Opportunities through Apprenticeships

Speaker:

  • Eric Seleznow, senior advisor, Jobs for the Future, District of Columbia

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Apprenticeship Pipelines: State Examples

Moderator: 

  • Senator Jim Rosapepe, Maryland 

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF 

               

Speakers:

  • Austin Estes, senior policy associate, Advance CTE, Maryland

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Meaghan Sullivan, chief program officer, Careerwise Colorado

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Building Shared Prosperity: How Communities Can Create Good Jobs for All

Moderator:

  • Jeff Chapman, director, state fiscal health, The Pew Charitable Trusts, District of Columbia

Speakers:

  • Ben Damerow, director, Michigan Works! Southwest, Upjohn Institute
  • Brad J. Hershbein, senior economist, employment research; director, information and communication services, Upjohn Institute, Michigan
Friday, Sept. 27

Whole-Family Approach to Career Pathways

Moderator: 

  • Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos, Washington

Speakers: 

  • Zach Herman, research analyst II, employment, labor and retirement program, National Conference of State Legislatures, Colorado
  • Senator Becky Massey, Tennesse

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Shayne Spaulding, senior fellow, benefits policy center, Urban institute, District of Columbia

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

The Changing Nature of Jobs, Workforce and Benefits

Moderator:

  • Karen Kavanaugh, project director, financial stability and mobility, The Pew Charitable Trusts, District of Columbia

Speakers:

  • Michael Bishop, co-president, Association of Independent Workers and the Self-Employed, Michigan

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Laura Grogan-O'Mara, director, retirement policy planning and strategy, retirement & personal wealth solutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, New Jersey

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Susan Weinstock, vice president, financial resilience programming, AARP, District of Columbia

           Presentation PowerPoiny | PDF

 

Portable Benefits: A New Safety Net for the Future of Workers

Moderator:

  • Parag Mehta, executive director and senior vice president, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, New York

Speakers: 

  • Andrew Ambrosino, co-founder and CEO, Catch, Massachusetts

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

  • Alastair Fitzpayne, executive director, Future of Work Intitiative, The Aspen Institute, District of Columbia

           Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Making Connections: Linking Workers to Jobs

Speaker:

  • Aaron Moore, policy analyst, global public policy, LinkedIn, Colorado

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF

Luncheon Keynote: Preparing Tomorrow's Workforce

Speaker:

  • Edward (Ned) Hill, Ph.D., professor of economic development, The Ohio State University 

          Presentation PowerPoint | PDF