For the past twenty-nine years, Kimberly A. Green has worked extensively on national, federal and state policy impacting Career Technical Education (CTE). Working closely with Congress, the Administration and a broad range of stakeholders, she represents the interests of and seeks support for CTE. In addition to this policy work, Kimberly helped establish, implement and grow The National Career Clusters® Initiative, the CTE: Learning that Works for America Campaign and Without Limits: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE – all of which are designed to build visibility and support for CTE, while also raising the bar for CTE by ensuring equity and consistency in the delivery of high-quality programs to learners across the U.S. Kimberly also helped to secure the largest philanthropic investment in career readiness/CTE; the New Skills for Youth Initiative and its successor, the New Skills ready network, funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. which invests in systemic, state-level transformation to increase access to high-quality and equitable.
Kimberly represents the State CTE Directors on a variety of boards and committees including the Board of Directors for the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council, the Career Development Coalition, PDK International and The SME Education Foundation. She is an accomplished speaker, having presented in all 50 states and is considered a nationally recognized expert in CTE. With the support of Pell Grants and the federal work-study program, Kimberly is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She is a native of Buffalo, New York.