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Keynote Session

At past events, attendees have heard from informative and thought-provoking speakers, including educators, public servants and elected officials. Check back soon to learn about the keynote speaker for the 2018 CASAS National Summer Institute.


Summer Institute 2017 Keynote Speaker

Lindsey Woolsey, President, The Woolsey Group

Lindsey-Woolsey-webLindsey Woolsey is President and principal consultant of The Woolsey Group, a research, technical assistance, and facilitation firm that works with CEOs and industry leadership to connect their needs to education, training, and economic development programs.

The Woolsey Group's mission is to ensure industries thrive and grow in their regional economies and to get people the right education and training at the right time for the jobs that exist now in their local labor market.

Ms. Woolsey is a national expert in the field of industry sector and cluster strategies. For more than a decade, she has studied the policy and program elements of successful industry strategies. These include engaging industry, the role of intermediaries, coordination of programs to support employers and workers, career pathways, work-based learning, rural economies, and evaluation and benchmarking models.

She has worked at the state policy level in some capacity in half of the states in this country and intensively with more than a dozen. National organizations, including the U.S. Department of Labor, Pew Charitable Trusts, and the National Governors Association, rely on her for her industry partnership knowledge.

Ms. Woolsey earned a Master’s in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University where she studied labor economics and workforce development. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from American University. Lindsey Woolsey resides with her family on Bainbridge Island in Washington State. For more information on Lindsey Woolsey, visit

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