Kris Henk

Kris Henk

Kris Henk has been the director of marketing at Community College of Philadelphia since 2006. She is responsible for the planning and implementation of the college’s marketing and communications strategies. She was previously the associate creative director at a digital advertising agency, where she was responsible for implementing online marketing strategies for companies across all industry sectors.

Bob Potts

Bob Potts

Bob Potts is the research director for the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, bringing to the position more than 20 years of experience in data research and analysis. Specializing in data collection and dissemination, economic impact analysis, statistical modeling, and survey research, he is considered a leading expert in the business and economic environment for the state of Nevada. In his position, he oversees the collection, analysis, and reporting of business, socioeconomic, and performance information to aid the GOED in the development and diversification of Nevada’s growing economy. Before joining the GOED, he served as the assistant director for the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he assisted as the university representative and consultant to the business and government communities on local, state, national, and international economic trends and business climate. He holds a bachelor’s in animal science from Montana State University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Tina Ngo Bartel

Tina Ngo Bartel

Tina Ngo Bartel is the director of the center of excellence for labor market research, hosted at MiraCosta College. She was previously the director of business programs and research at San Diego Workforce Partnership’s (SDWP), San Diego County’s workforce development board. At SDWP, her research team developed SDWP’s annual workforce conference and priority sector research, bringing in more than $20 million in grant funding for San Diego County. She also managed SDWP’s business services, including customized training programs, SDWP’s free HR hotline, Hiring at Happy Hour, Code San Diego, and Reimagine Retail. Her activities include the Women’s Leadership Council, Emerging Council of Leaders, Linked Learning Research, Data and Evaluation Panel, Able-Disabled Advocacy Apprenticeship Committee, Asian Business Association Government Affairs Committee, and San Diego Mesa College School of Business and Technology Advisory Board. Tina has a BA from UCLA, and an MA in international management from UCSD School of Global Policy & Strategy (formerly International Relations and Pacific Studies).

Matt Gee

Matt Gee

Matt Gee is the senior research fellow of Data Science and Public Policy at University of Chicago, where he leads applied machine learning and data science research projects in energy, sustainability, and workforce and economic development. He is also a research fellow at the Urban Center for Computing and Data at the university. In addition, he is co-founder and principal of The Impact Lab, and co-founder and CTO of Open Energy Efficiency. He spends half his time doing original research in computational social science and applied machine learning and the other half building practical tools aimed at solving real-world problems with data. The purpose of his work is to advance the frontiers of both human knowledge and human action, and find new, productive, and replicable uses of data that advance social equality, economic opportunity, and environmental sustainability.

Luke Jankovic

Luke Jankovic

Luke Jankovic serves as the vice president of higher education at Emsi, where he has worked since 2006. His purview includes products, innovation, and strategy, and he supports and leads the higher education vision within Emsi: helping students achieve their education and career goals, and connecting employers with talent. He earned his bachelor’s in liberal arts from New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho, and currently serves on the New Saint Andrews board. He and his wife, Rachel, have seven children.

Josh Wright

Josh Wright

Joshua Wright serves as the director of marketing for economic and workforce development and head of PR for Emsi. He highlights data best practices and writes on workforce and economic trends for Emsi and as a contributor to Forbes, Area Development, and other publications. He’s assisted on large data research projects with editors at USA Today and CityLab and has worked with the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and other media outlets to highlight the latest labor market trends. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 2004 with degrees in journalism and history.

David Andrews

David Andrews

Dr. David Andrews is president of National University, California’s second-largest private nonprofit university and a leader in online education. He brings more than three decades of higher education experience in a range of academic and educational leadership posts, and he has dedicated his career to enhancing opportunities for children and youth by strengthening families, communities, and schools. He is a founding member of Deans for Impact—a group of leading educators committed to developing more effective teacher preparation program—and he has published extensively in top scholarly journals. He was previously dean of the School of the Education at Johns Hopkins University, and also worked at The Ohio State University and held professorship posts at Oregon State University. Dr. Andrews has been the recipient of numerous awards including Friend of the Education Industry Award (2012); Florida State Colleges Association, Alumnus of the Year (2011); and Champion of Children Award (2008) Columbus, OH. His recent community service includes serving on the boards of organizations such as United Way of Central Maryland, YMCA of Central Maryland, and Godman Guild Settlement House, Columbus, OH. He holds a PhD in child development from Florida State University, an MS in child development from Kansas State University, and a bachelor’s in psychology at Auburn University.

Julie Gacnik

Julie Gacnik

Julie Gacnik’s current role with Creighton University as the associate vice provost for graduate enrollment management and academic marketing is an exciting endeavor focused on graduate student marketing and enrollment growth strategies. With a “student first” focus and “one university” mentality, she has created collaborative environments focused on reaching enrollment goals. She is an experienced professional in higher education with emphasis on enrollment, marketing, economic modeling, and process improvement strategies. Her knowledge includes public, private, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Carla Hickman

Carla Hickman

Carla Hickman manages strategic research for college and university administrators across the two- and four-year sectors in her role as managing director at EAB. Her research identifies replicable practices to advance student success and support the strategic needs of continuing, online, and professional education leaders in the areas of marketing, employer-driven market research, and best-in-class student services for contemporary learners and working professionals. Carla’s education background spans K-12 and postsecondary, and she brings her classroom experience and management education to bear on the work she does for her higher education clients.

Yustina Saleh

Yustina Saleh

Dr. Yustina Saleh is the senior vice president of analytics at Emsi, with 18 years of experience driving enterprise-wide transformation through a combination of leadership skills, advanced analytical techniques, and a high entrepreneurial drive. She is antagonistic to all one-size-fits-all solutions, and is able to use advanced statistical and machine learning techniques to find critical sub-segments in thought-to-be homogeneous personas. As the former director of labor market and workforce analytics for the State of New Jersey and the director of analytics and strategic research for Burning Glass, Yustina puts the “real-time” in job-demand forecasting. Her specialties include predictive modeling, statistical learning, attribution modeling, text analytics, and dashboard development. She received her doctorate of philosophy in political science from Rutgers University in 2010.