Meghan Wills serves as Director of Strategic Initiatives for Advance CTE, where she oversees and manages major organization-wide, highly visible initiatives that support, promote and increase learner access to and success in high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE). Meghan oversees Advance CTE’s state technical assistance strategy that supports the implementation of policies, programs and initiatives that increase equitable access to and success in high-quality CTE. She also leads Advance CTE’s partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. on career readiness and student completion of high-quality career pathways.
From 2011 to 2019, Meghan worked at the National Governors Association (NGA) where she led the organization’s work with governors and states on workforce development issues. Meghan oversaw the provision of technical assistance to state workforce system leaders, as well as projects on work-based learning and apprenticeship, the future of work and the on-demand economy, occupational licensing reform and employment of people with disabilities. Prior to her time at NGA, Meghan worked in fundraising for local human services nonprofit organizations in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Cleveland, Ohio.
Meghan received her master’s of public policy in social policy analysis from The George Washington University and her bachelor's degree in English from The College of Wooster in Ohio. Meghan is is a native of Cleveland, Ohio.