We’re really pleased to have Katie Hall moderate our panel on alternative credentials at the Saylor Higher Education Summit. In addition to moderating the panel, Katie will discuss the “Connecting Credentials” initiative. Connecting Credentials is a cross-sector collaboration of educators, learners, employers, funders, community leaders, workforce development groups, and public policymakers working to is make credentials easier to understand, use, and interconnect.

Katie directs communications for CSW, including strategic messaging, branding, digital and print collateral, event support and project-specific coordination. Katie also serves as communications director for the Connecting Credentials Initiative, a Lumina-funded national campaign to transform the credentialing ecosystem in the United States. Katie is the project manager of the Trans-Atlantic Technology and Training Alliance (TA3), which is a network of community and technical colleges in the U.S. and Europe promoting international learning exchange and the sharing of best practices. She has coordinated international symposiums in Indianapolis, IN, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Birmingham, AL, and planning for the June 2017 event in Dordrecht, Netherlands is underway. Katie has conducted research on credentialing reform, community college innovation, organizational effectiveness, and international best practices in technical education.

Katie has extensive public sector experience involving a variety of policy issues. Prior to joining CSW, she worked in the White House Office of Global Communications assisting the administration with strategic messaging following Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She spent four years managing high volume document cases with the White-Collar Crime Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and three years working on budget management and technology integration with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Katie has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from Hope College.