Deputy Director, Policy
David Quam | profile
Legislative Director, Education and Workforce Committee
Stephen Parker | profile
Education & Workforce Committee

The Education and Workforce Committee has jurisdiction over issues in the area of education (including early childhood, K-12 and postsecondary) as well as in the areas of workforce development. Members of the committee ensure that the governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.


Governor Jay Inslee, WashingtonChair
Governor Robert Bentley, AlabamaVice Chair

Governor Jack Markell, Delaware
Governor Pete Ricketts, Nebraska
Governor Kate Brown, Oregon
Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania
Governor Dennis Daugaard, South Dakota
Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee
Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin



July 25, 2015

Skills for the Future: Career Pathways Accelerating State Economies

January 19, 2016

The nation’s governors are working to solve child hunger. The Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016 takes necessary steps to ensure states and schools can focus their energy on increasing access to school meals.

November 30, 2015

In advance of the House and Senate votes on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the National Governors Association (NGA) today announced its full endorsement of the bill.