Meeting of the Minds 2020 - Critical Impact September 8 - 10 2020
Kristen is Director of Workforce Solutions at TPMA. She specializes in strategic planning, workforce programming, and policy analysis and development at both the state and local levels. Kristen has also contributed to projects involving program development and grant writing, board development and training, and labor market data analysis. In her time at TPMA, Kristen has assisted clients with the interpretation and implementation of both federal and state legislation, including two large federal reauthorizations – the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 and the Perkins V: Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. She has led strategic planning efforts for a variety of organizations and has created Strategic Planning Toolkits to help multiple clients build their internal planning and implementation capacity. In combining strong analytical skills and attention to detail with a strategic planning mindset, Kristen focuses on taking policy and operational development beyond compliance to become a strategic implementation tool.
Kristen has worked with clients in 26 states and has developed a knowledge of best practices from around the country. Her clients have included state and local workforce development boards and agencies, regional and local economic development organizations, local governments, and secondary and postsecondary education institutions.