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  • Markle and Partners Launch Rework America Connected in Phoenix | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    land middle skill jobs that offer them a way toward meaningful career paths said Markle CEO and President Zoë Baird who leads Rework America There are so many people who have the capacity to move into better jobs and so many businesses who need skilled workers now we need to connect both and put opportunity within reach Imagine the possibilities if businesses use concrete skill sets as their benchmarks for employment and education and training providers offer credentials that identify a job seeker s capabilities We could open doors for so many who are ready to tackle a wide range of work and who want the opportunity to thrive in today s economy Rework America Connected has the potential to lower barriers to high quality training and education options for Arizona s job seekers enabling them to embark on a meaningful career in our networked economy said Arizona State University President Michael M Crow We are proud to apply ASU s expertise in digital academic advising and online learning to this important initiative With guidance from employers the cutting edge online platform will be able to customize tools and data to industry specific employment needs Rework America will draw on innovative classroom and online educational content from providers like community colleges to ensure job seekers have access to the most up to date trainings The program will also engage a sophisticated recruitment and targeting effort to engage middle skill workers who are often disconnected from such career paths Phoenix is known for using technological innovation to improve workers economic security and Rework America Connected will help the city s workers pursue better career paths and gain the skills they need to succeed in today s economy said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton And by ending Phoenix s skills mismatch the platform will help local employers find enough skilled workers to grow their businesses at the speed they like LinkedIn s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce said LinkedIn VP Product Management and Co Founder Allen Blue With Rework America Connected we are taking another step towards achieving that vision Through greater transparency between employers educators and job seekers we re aiming to create greater economic opportunity for middle skilled workers Markle is drawing on the best resources from the public and private sectors in greater Phoenix to create this network Maricopa County Community Colleges a system renowned for its workforce development initiatives and industry specific skill programs will serve as a premier education content provider ASU in conjunction with LinkedIn and edX will provide technological expertise to Rework America Connected helping build a 21st century interest inventory and skills assessment tool that will help job seekers determine the best pathway to follow Job seekers also can access ASU pathways through credentials offered by Maricopa County Community Colleges regardless of whether they re pursuing a college diploma The Greater Phoenix metropolitan area can have the most prepared workers in the country if we leverage the

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  • Markle Partners with State of Colorado, LinkedIn, edX, and Local Education Providers and Employers to Launch Rework America Connected | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    opportunity for many more Americans to qualify for good paying careers whether or not they have a college degree It will benefit employers by allowing them to more effectively fill available positions with skilled employees More than half of all American employers say a lack of skilled workers is the reason so many jobs remain unfilled Rework America Connected being built in partnership with LinkedIn Arizona State University and edX will work with the State of Colorado and Colorado employers and educators to connect enhance and scale efforts underway through technology as well as offer new tools and resources The program aims to help connect individuals from the skilled mid career worker whose job has been reshaped by technology to the retail worker looking for a leg up into a middle skill career to career and education opportunities and develop a more qualified workforce for Colorado employers As the digital economy continues to rapidly change our work lives we have an opportunity here in Colorado to help thousands land middle skill jobs that offer them a way toward meaningful career paths said Markle CEO and President Zoë Baird who leads Rework America There are so many people who have the capacity to move into better jobs and so many businesses who need skilled workers now we need to connect both and put opportunity within reach Imagine the possibilities if businesses use concrete skill sets as their benchmarks for employment and education and training providers offered credentials that identify a job seeker s capabilities We could open doors for so many who are ready to tackle a wide range of work and who want the opportunity to thrive in today s economy Colorado has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country but we know there is still work to do especially for middle skill jobs said Gov John Hickenlooper Innovative approaches like Rework America Connected will help end the skills mismatch and create a transparent job market that offers Coloradans a chance at a career path with real advancement potential aligning with the goals of the new Business Experiential Learning Commission Rework America Connected will provide cutting edge technology tools and resources to job seekers employers and educators from data and dashboards on industry specific talent needs to flexible innovative educational and training content from online providers like community colleges and boot camps It will also deploy a sophisticated recruitment effort to engage and connect middle skill workers of all types a population that is often underserved and disconnected from job opportunities and education tools LinkedIn s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce said LinkedIn VP Product Management and Co Founder Allen Blue With Rework America Connected we are taking another step towards achieving that vision Through greater transparency between employers educators and job seekers we re aiming to create greater economic opportunity for middle skilled workers Working with Rework America Connected we will empower organizations to create high quality online learning

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  • America’s Moment: Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    make sure all Americans are included in this transformation We need leaders to share and build on this agenda to secure meaningful work for all Americans America s Moment is not just another book describing the problem It is a call to action at a critical juncture in our nation s life to create more good work prepare Americans for 21st century careers and connect job seekers with opportunities The book offers solutions on a broad front and proposes dozens of recommendations for action to accomplish these goals Among them Preparing Americans for the lives they want through new affordable flexible and personalized higher education options beyond high school to supplement the college path There need to be many ways to learn and train for the work of the future over the course of a lifetime Better matching Americans to opportunities through new credential systems that recognize an individual s abilities and by providing transparent and accessible information on skills required by employers Creating more jobs in America by linking American small businesses and entrepreneurs to the world of buyers for goods and services Creating growth potential for job creating small businesses by expanding access to capital and credit that is currently parked on the sidelines and Enabling many more career paths to well compensated work by using technology to deliver information to workers when they need it The daunting challenges of the new economy demand new ideas new types of leadership and new partnerships both public and private said co author and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Business education and government leaders can work collaboratively to grow our economy invest in education and create good jobs We have to step up and take responsibility if we want to prepare the workforce of tomorrow America s Moment shows us the steps that America must take to turn today s challenges into opportunities said co author Geoffrey Canada president of the non profit Harlem Children s Zone The digital technology revolution has given us incredible new tools for learning and ways to turn the corner on the financial anxiety and job insecurity that are haunting so many Americans We now have the ability to expand the number of pathways to learning and to rethink how every individual can be ensured of a pathway to opportunity and employment explained ASU President and co author Michael Crow With the technological tools available to us today we can advance flexible and personalized learning systems and generate new market ready credentials based on an individual s demonstrated knowledge America s Moment serves as an important reminder that we are stronger as a nation when everyone gets an equal chance to achieve success said co author Howard Schultz chief executive officer and chairman Starbucks With millions of Americans completely disconnected from the economy we need the leadership creativity and courage of the private sector working with communities and everyday citizens to create meaningful lifelong opportunities for all Technology and globalization are not our biggest challenge they

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  • Markle Foundation Announces Leadership Appointments | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    and Chief Operating Officer and Wan Lae Cheng as Senior Director Both will build on an already diverse and talented team committed to furthering Markle s mission to improve the economic security health and national security of all Americans Currently Markle is engaged in a nationwide effort to advance transformative strategies that create paths for good and meaningful work for all Americans in the digital age Rework America the Markle Economic Future Initiative is a group of more than 50 leaders from across America focused on driving innovations in business education and training to ensure all Americans have a meaningful place in the new economy Robert and Wan Lae are important appointments for Markle as they bring extensive experience and add the necessary leadership and depth that will help us drive Rework America said Zoë Baird CEO and president of the Markle Foundation Their strength in building teams and developing comprehensive strategies across sectors will be instrumental as our initiative moves forward Markle recognizes that America is in the midst of the greatest economic transformation in over a hundred years said Robert Khedouri Through Rework America Markle has a vision for making opportunity available for everyone I very much look forward to working with Markle s talented team and helping to lead this important national initiative As someone who strongly believes in the promise of the American Dream I am honored to join Markle said Wan Lae Cheng Markle is an innovative forward thinking organization with the ability to impact the lives of millions of Americans I look forward working closely with our partners to make the Initiative s vision a reality About Robert Khedouri Most recently Robert Khedouri was Co Founder and Director at PeerIQ a financial information services company in the peer to peer loan space He was previously Co Founder and Co CEO of MusicGremlin a venture backed startup that pioneered the delivery of digital media content direct to wireless devices Following the sale of MusicGremlin to SanDisk in 2008 Robert held senior executive positions at SanDisk for several years most recently as GM of the Software Solutions Division Earlier in his career Robert was a corporate attorney with Cravath Swaine Moore where he represented banks and issuers in a variety of public and private debt and equity issuances mergers acquisitions and other corporate matters and also a consultant at McKinsey Company where his clients included a variety of technology companies financial institutions and media companies Robert holds a B S E with concentrations in finance and real estate from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a J D from the University of Pennsylvania law school About Wan Lae Cheng Wan Lae served as Associate Principal at McKinsey Company since 2008 where her experience crossed the public private and social sectors Wan Lae focused on strategy organizational transformations and innovation with non profit higher education systems foundations and private sector companies in the education space She also led McKinsey s research on student attitudes

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  • REWORK AMERICA—Markle Economic Future Initiative | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    in math science and technology Eighty six percent agreed that learning throughout one s lifetime is critical to keeping up in today s world And nearly 9 out of 10 middle class Americans expressed support for access to resources that can help American small businesses expand into new markets There is no challenge more important for the strength of our nation than the challenge of advancing economic opportunity for all Americans said Markle CEO and President and Markle Economic Future Initiative co chair Zoë Baird Americans are known for their creativity and entrepreneurship By mastering innovations in learning and business growth we can reach for a better future in which all Americans prosper in the networked world Technology is making it easier than ever to tap into learning that is more flexible affordable and personalized It also is creating new ways for Americans to work or to start and grow a business aided by tech platforms that can bring the world s growing middle class as potential customers to our tablets We need to enable Americans to connect with buyers around the world and to bring the operational power and insight of large businesses into the hands of small entrepreneurs and main street businesses And 21st century learning options are needed to develop credentials that correlate with work that will carry Americans into the future and enable people to keep learning throughout their lives I have long believed the best investment a leader can make is in their own people and their futures said Howard Schultz chairman president and ceo of Starbucks and co chair of the Markle Economic Future Initiative Today too many of our youth believe the American Dream is impossible to achieve It s more important now than ever for business community and government leaders to come together to create pathways to opportunity for young Americans to become the kind of leaders who will move our country forward Together we can create a future where the doors to opportunity are shut on no one and access to the American Dream is open to everyone Markle has long taken a leadership role with collaborations that use technology tools to address previously intractable public problems including overcoming obstacles to economic growth The recent Starbucks Arizona State University partnership inspired by the Markle Initiative is one example of a groundbreaking prototype for creating opportunities that rethink learning skill development and readiness for the work of the future The innovative plan will provide access to an online college education at ASU for thousands of Starbucks partners employees in the United States Collaborations with other educational institutions and businesses are also currently being developed to help Americans navigate the new economy We are in a period of momentous change in America said Purdue University President and Initiative member Mitchell E Daniels Jr former governor of Indiana and former director of the Office of Management and Budget One of our most important assets has always been the knowledge and skills of our workforce

    Original URL path: http://www.markle.org/about-markle/media-release/rework-america-markle-economic-future-initiative (2016-02-10)
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  • Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter Joins Markle Foundation | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B Carter Joins Markle Foundation Publication Date September 3 2014 NEW YORK NY Markle President Zoe Baird today announced the appointment of former Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr Ashton B Carter as Senior Executive at the Markle Foundation He will help develop the Markle Economic Future Initiative along with Baird and Initiative co chair Howard Schultz chairman president and ceo of Starbucks The Initiative is advancing transformative strategies that use technology and globalization to help all Americans flourish in the economy of a networked world The Markle Economic Future Initiative consists of a broad coalition of entrepreneurs academics CEOs diplomats community activists religious leaders and others who have assembled to collaborate on groundbreaking ideas for empowering Americans in today s economic landscape Carter will be a member of Markle s leadership team and will head up the Initiative s efforts to develop creative and scalable solutions to grow businesses by focusing on key opportunity areas These include helping Americans provide services into global markets using open data to offer growth opportunities using information technology to enable middle skilled Americans to do work that used to require years of training and improving access to capital As the Defense Department s former chief operating officer Dr Carter understands the forces impacting the American economy and our society He is a hands on leader who sees the big picture and envisions actionable solutions said Markle President Zoe Baird The addition of Dr Carter will strengthen our efforts to help Americans at all income levels transition to the economy of the future Carter has a long association with Markle He served as a member of the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age since its inception in 2002 and in 1997 he and Baird prepared a Defense Science Board Summer Study on the role of defense against the terrorist threat The most important challenge facing the nation is finding innovative solutions to build the American Dream for the 21st Century to provide a path for all Americans to succeed in the networked economy said Dr Carter I look forward to continuing the practice of partnering with private and public sector experts that is essential to achieving Markle s goals After five years driving change at the Pentagon I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to continue to serve the public good at Markle Carter served in two of the top positions for the U S Department of Defense most recently as Deputy Secretary of Defense from October 2011 to December 2013 As Deputy Secretary he oversaw global operations with an annual budget of more than 600 billion and a 2 4 million workforce of civilian and military personnel From April 2009 to October 2011 Carter was Under Secretary of

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  • Philip Zelikow Joins Markle Foundation as Visiting Managing Director | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Philip Zelikow Joins Markle Foundation as Visiting Managing Director Publication Date August 27 2014 NEW YORK NY The Markle Foundation today announced that Philip Zelikow has joined the organization as Visiting Managing Director Mr Zelikow is a member of the Markle Economic Future Initiative co chaired by Markle President Zoë Baird and Starbucks chairman president and ceo Howard Schultz The Initiative is advancing transformative strategies that use technology and globalization to help all Americans flourish in the economy of a networked world Mr Zelikow the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia is on leave from the University after completing a term as dean of the Graduate School His collaboration with Markle began in 2002 when he was Executive Director of the first year of the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age That initiative co chaired by Zoë Baird and former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale led to highly regarded recommendations that formed the basis for intelligence reform and information sharing in the 9 11 Commission Report the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 the Protect America Act of 2007 and a wide range of actions at the federal state and local level as well as in the private sector We are delighted to have Philip s brilliant contribution and his extraordinary knowledge of how Americans succeeded in past economic transitions as Markle continues to explore ways to unleash opportunities for Americans in today s networked economy said Zoë Baird president of Markle He is a forward thinking educator whose contributions are instrumental to tackling this pressing social need America has been through major economic and social transitions before said Philip Zelikow But Americans used their talents to design and build the greatest engine of mass prosperity the world had ever seen By accelerating innovations that return opportunity to Americans we can do it again In 2003 2004 Zelikow directed the 9 11 Commission producing a report that led to many important reforms that have changed how government and businesses use information to improve national security while protecting traditional civil liberties The report was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award In 2005 2007 as the Counselor of the Department of State he served as

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  • Gilman Louie Joins the Board of the Markle Foundation | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos About Markle Page Sections About Markle A Message from Zoë Baird Our Principles Our Impact Board of Directors Senior Team Our History Quick Links Conference Space Events Markle in the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Gilman Louie Joins the Board of the Markle Foundation Publication Date November 8 2012 NEW YORK NY The Markle Foundation announced today that Gilman Louie has joined its Board of Directors Mr Louie is currently a partner at Alsop Louie Partners a San Francisco based venture capital firm Gilman Louie has been a pioneer in this country s technology economy His vast experience fostering entrepreneurship and enhancing national security will help Markle advance the use of information technology to address the most difficult problems facing this nation said Zoë Baird president of Markle We are delighted that this leading technologist and business leader will help us achieve Markle s goals to improve people s lives through information technology Mr Louie is the founder and former CEO of In Q Tel a strategic venture fund created to help enhance national security by connecting the Central Intelligence Agency and United States intelligence community with venture backed entrepreneurial companies Prior to joining In Q Tel in 1999 Mr Louie was a pioneer in the interactive entertainment industry There he designed and developed the Falcon F 16 flight simulator and he licensed Tetris the world s most popular computer game from its developers in the Soviet Union Mr Louie also founded and ran Spectrum Holobyte which was acquired by Hasbro Corporation where he served as chief creative officer of Hasbro Interactive and general manager of the Games com group Mr Louie is a member of the National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs of the United States Intelligence Community vice chairman of the Standing Committee on Technology Insight Gauge Evaluate and Review for the United States National Academies a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and has served on the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age In recognition of his

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