Michael Gritton, Executive Director, KentuckianaWorks
Chauncy Lennon, Head of Workforce Initiatives, JPMorgan Chase
Kisha Bird is interim director of CLASP's youth policy team and project director for the Campaign for Youth (CFY), a national coalition chaired by CLASP. Ms. Bird works to expand access to education, employment, and support services for disconnected and other vulnerable youth. She is an expert in federal, state, and local education and workforce policy for vulnerable youth and helps ensure national legislation (such as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) is fully implemented in communities nationwide.
Twelve years ago, Michael began his tenure as executive director of KentuckianaWorks. Notably, KentuckianaWorks was the nation’s first workforce investment board (WIB) to run a college access center. Its vision: promoting Louisville as the country’s next “economic hotspot,” home to a skilled and educated workforce. To date, KentuckianaWorks has helped 12,000 Kentuckians find jobs with over 46,000 receiving financial aid and career counseling.
Chauncy Lennon is Director of Workforce Initiatives for JPMorgan Chase & Co.