"As a performance accountability agency, we always aim to compare apples to apples and evaluate the effectiveness of the entire system. The registry can help advance our efforts by developing a common taxonomy about credentials. We want people to be able to shorten the time to wage and opportunity progress, and to make informed choices about how to invest their resources to accomplish their career goals. The registry will become enormously useful to both student-jobseekers and talent-seeking employers."
- Eleni Papadakis, Executive Director, Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

Business Advisory Group

Jason Tyszko
Co-Chair, Executive Director
Jason A. Tyszko is executive director of education and workforce policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation where he advances policies and programs that preserve America’s competitiveness and enhance the career readiness of youth and adult learners. Tyszko’s prior experience focused on coordinating interagency education, workforce, and economic development initiatives, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. In 2009, he served as a policy adviser to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration where he led the launch of Illinois Pathways, the state’s signature STEM education initiative. In addition, Tyszko was deputy chief of staff and senior policy adviser to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Tyszko received his Master of Arts from the University of Chicago and his Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University. He is a certified teacher in Illinois.
Dane Linn
Co-Chair, Vice President
Dane Linn is a Vice President for the Business Roundtable. In this role, he oversees the Education & Workforce Committee, advancing the BRT’s positions on education reform, U.S. innovation capacity and workforce preparedness. Linn joins the BRT most recently from The College Board, where he served as Executive Director of state policy. Prior to The College Board, Linn served as Director of the Educational Policy Division of the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices. During his 16 years in this role, Linn represented governors’ education policy issues at the federal level and to state and local associations. He also co-led the development of the Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by 46 states. In addition, Linn has led national efforts to ensure more students are college- and career-ready and worked on issues related to STEM, early childhood, Perkins and the Workforce Investment Act, and high school redesign. Before joining the NGA, Linn worked for 14 years in the education system as Coordinator of the Office of Special Education Programs for the West Virginia Department of Education, Principal of Guyan Valley Elementary School in West Virginia, and teacher and later the Assistant Principal at Matheny Grade School also in West Virginia. Linn is a Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and holds a master’s degree in Education Administration from West Virginia Graduate College and bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Cabrini College.
Gardner Carrick
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Cindy Cisneros
Vice President of Education Programs
Ryan Craig
Managing Director
Sara Dunnigan
Executive Director
Bill Guest
President, Chief Solutions Architect
Gretchen Koch
Executive Director, Workforce Development Programs
Steven Lynch
Director of Workforce and Economic Affairs
Sharon Miller
Michigan Talent Architect
Eric Mitchell
AVP, Talent Optimization, Human Resources
Amy Nolan
Vice President of Public Policy
Ann Randazzo
Executive Director
Mary Anne Sheahan
Executive Director, Vermont Talent Pipeline