Iowa Governor Named To American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

Gov. Reynolds appointed to American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

Future Ready Iowa to serve as Best Practice for Others to Follow

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump announced that Governor Kim Reynolds has been appointed to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The Board will work directly with the National Council for the American Worker, leveraging the knowledge of its members to develop and implement a strategy to revamp the American workforce to better meet the challenges of the 21st century.

“Our state has one of the most innovative workforce efforts in the country with the Future Ready Iowa initiative.  It’s an honor to share our strategy in hopes it can help the nation replicate our state’s success,” said Gov. Reynolds. “I’m looking forward to representing Iowans on this important board, collaborating with top leaders, and bringing back other best practices to help build our talent pipeline.”

The Advisory Board, co-chaired by Secretary Ross and Ivanka Trump, brings together members from diverse backgrounds including the private sector, educational institutions, and state and local governments. The members will provide varied perspectives on workforce issues facing communities and businesses across the country, while raising awareness of multiple pathways for American workers to obtain family-sustaining careers. The members’ terms last until July 2020.


Other members of the Board include:

Jay Box, President, Kentucky Community and Technical College System

Walter Bumphus, President & CEO, American Association of Community Colleges

Jim Clark, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Tim Cook, CEO, Apple

Tom Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Juanita Duggan, President & CEO, National Federation for Independent Business

Elizabeth Goettl, President & CEO, Cristo Rey Network

Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President, & CEO, Lockheed Martin

Eric Holcomb, Governor, Indiana

Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA

Al Kelly, CEO, Visa

Vi Lyles, Mayor, Charlotte, North Carolina

Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP America

Sean McGarvey, President, North America’s Building and Trades Unions

Doug McMillon, President & CEO, Walmart

Craig Menear, Chairman, President, & CEO, Home Depot

Michael Piwowar, Executive Director, Milken Institute

Scott Pulsipher, President, Western Governors University

Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President, & CEO, IBM

Scott Sanders, Executive Director, National Association of State Workforce Agencies

Johnny Taylor, President & CEO, Society for Human Resource Management

Jay Timmons, President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers

Sheree Utash, President, Wichita State Tech University

Marianne Wanamaker, Professor, University of Tennessee