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Strada Education Network Names Stephen Moret as President and CEO

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INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Strada Education Network, a nonprofit social impression group devoted to rising people’ financial mobility by fostering extra purposeful connections between schooling and work, at the moment introduced Stephen Moret as its subsequent president and chief government officer. He will assume the function in January 2022.

Moret brings to Strada a sturdy observe file as a transformational chief in financial and workforce growth, having led national-level enterprise growth initiatives — together with a profitable state-and-local workforce bid to land Amazon’s HQ2 — whereas additionally constructing greater schooling partnerships that resulted in new initiatives and job development. He involves Strada from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), the place he has served as president and CEO since January 2017. He beforehand served as president and CEO of the Louisiana State University Foundation, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LED), and chief government of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. He has additionally held roles as a advisor with McKinsey & Company, as a public coverage fellow with the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, and as a advisor to Harvard Business School.

In his present function at VEDP, Moret has launched a world-class, customized workforce program, the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program, in collaboration with greater schooling companions. Working in collaboration with college and state leaders, he additionally envisioned, designed, and led implementation of Virginia’s $1.1 billion Tech Talent Investment Program to double the variety of bachelor’s and grasp’s levels in laptop science and associated fields conferred annually in Virginia, as properly as create a brand new Virginia Tech Innovation Campus.

As secretary of LED, he reworked it into one in all America’s prime state financial growth businesses, main enterprise growth efforts and constructing greater ed partnerships that helped safe all kinds of initiatives in city and rural areas. After he established LED FastStart, which offers corporations with personalized worker recruitment, screening, coaching growth, and coaching supply, The Economist referred to as it “most likely probably the most notable statewide workforce-development initiative [in America].” The workforce growth applications he created in Louisiana (LED FastStart) and Virginia (the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program) have repeatedly been ranked among the many finest within the U.S.

“I’ve witnessed the transformational impression of postsecondary schooling in my very own life and within the lives of many others,” mentioned Moret. “Through my skilled work in a number of settings, I even have seen the impression it could have on the financial competitiveness and development of areas, states, and our nation as a complete. Strada’s centered mission and substantial sources, paired with its distinctive, multidimensional method, make it well-positioned to assist revitalize and broaden participation within the American Dream of financial alternative and mobility.”

“Stephen’s observe file of building the varieties of partnerships that end in significant connections between schooling and employment, paired together with his extraordinary management, made him stand out as the fitting individual to construct upon Strada’s success and take our mission to a brand new degree,” mentioned Marlene V. Coulis, Chair of the Strada Board of Trustees. “As we welcome Stephen, on behalf of the Board, I wish to thank Tom Dawson for his stewardship and prolong our appreciation for his continued service to Strada. The Board seems ahead to working with Strada’s sturdy government workforce, in help of the broader group, to ship on our bold objectives.”

Moret earned a bachelor’s diploma in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University, the place he was elected president of the coed physique, and a grasp’s of enterprise administration from Harvard Business School, the place he was elected co-president of the coed physique and acquired the Dean’s Award for distinctive management and service. He earned a doctorate in greater schooling administration from the University of Pennsylvania, with distinction for his dissertation, which centered on linkages between greater schooling and the labor market within the U.S. Moret will relocate from Richmond, Va., to Indianapolis for his new function.

About Strada Education Network
Strada Education Network is a brand new sort of nonprofit social impression group, devoted to rising people’ financial mobility by way of purposeful connections between schooling and employment. Our method combines progressive analysis, thought management, strategic philanthropy and investments, and help for people by way of scholar teaching, work-based studying, profession exploration, and serving to adults study new expertise all through their careers. Together, we work to higher serve the tens of millions of Americans in search of to finish postsecondary schooling and coaching, achieve clear worth from these experiences, and construct significant careers. Learn extra at stradaeducation.org.

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