Jobs for America's Graduates Announces Scott B. Sanders to Join Board of Directors



This press release was originally authored by Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG).

Alexandria, VA (September 30, 2021) – Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is pleased to announce the election of Scott B. Sanders, President and CEO of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), to the Board of Directors.

Scott joined NASWA seven years ago and has led efforts on behalf of the state workforce agencies to increase communication and advocacy with national policymakers, facilitate peer-to-peer engagement, share innovative practices, and provide technical and administrative assistance. He has over 20 years of private sector experience followed by almost a decade of public service in Indiana State Government. During his time in Indiana, Scott was instrumental in launching the Indiana JAG program in 2007.

“Our Board of Directors is comprised of 13 Governors, C-Suite Executives of the Fortune 500, and National Community Leaders,” said Ken Smith, President and CEO of Jobs for America’s Graduates “We are especially excited to harness Scott’s talent, deep experience with the state and national workforce system and his expertise and energy into furthering our mission of doubling the scale of the reach and success of Jobs for America’s Graduates. Scott has been a great source of guidance to us for many years keeping up to date on our work that adds to the value he will bring to our Board.”

“I have seen firsthand how Jobs for America’s Graduates can make a significant difference in the life of a young adult, “said Scott B. Sanders, NASWA President and CEO. “I’m excited to join the Board of Directors and look forward to promoting further engagement between youth workforce and education programs while growing participation in JAG.”

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About the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (www.naswa.org): NASWA is the national organization representing all 50 state workforce agencies, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. These agencies deliver training, employment, career, business, and wage and hour services, in addition to administering unemployment insurance, veteran reemployment, and labor market information programs. NASWA provides policy expertise, shares promising state practices, and promotes state innovation and leadership in workforce development.

About Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) helps young people of truly great promise succeed both in school and on-the-job, leading to productive and rewarding careers. JAG is organized to support State Affiliates in the high-impact delivery of the JAG Model across middle school, high school, and out-of-school and collegiate young adult populations. The JAG National Network has a footprint in 40 states, across 1,550 communities, impacting more than 75,000 youth annually since 1980.