Staff Directory

Executive Leadership

Michael Hecht

President & CEO
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Robin Barnes

Executive Vice President and COO
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Senior Staff

Grady Fitzpatrick

Senior Vice President, Business Development
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Rachel Shields

Chief of Staff
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Jeff Teague

Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration
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Caitlin Berni

Vice President, Policy & Communications
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Tommy Fonseca

Vice President of Corporate Relations
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Jana C. Sikdar

Director, Workforce and Retention
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Professional Team

Ashley Aleman

K-12 Industry Liaison
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Van Hamilton Barbeau

Research Associate
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Sayde F. Finkel, JD

Senior Research Associate
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Ben Fontenot

Business Development Manager
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Jessica Foreman

Business Development Associate
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Haley Hebert

Communications Assistant
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Brandon Rapp

Economic Development Fellow
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Gary Silbert

Business Development Manager
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Lacy Strohschein

Senior Policy and Development Associate
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Brandon J. Williams, MBA

Sr. Program Associate
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Matt Wolfe

Manager, Branding & Technology
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Administrative Team

Dawn Hickey Greatrex

Executive Assistant
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Nicole P. Woolfolk

HR/Office Manager and NORLI Program Director
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Carolyn Shields

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Denise Washington

Executive Assistant
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