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

November 19, 2015

Governors applaud the swift action of the House and Senate conferees to approve the Elementary and Secondary Education Act conference report.

September 29, 2015

As Congress prepares to conference bills reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s governors released principles and priorities to guide the committee during their negotiations and urged completion of the law this year.