Publication Date: April 24, 2017
The former head of the Office of Personnel Management will now lead an initiative out of Colorado designed to connect Americans to middle-skill, good-paying jobs.
Former acting OPM Director Beth Cobert has been named the chief executive officer of the Markle Foundation initiative dubbed Skillful, whose partners include LinkedIn and the State of Colorado, Markle CEO and President Zoë Baird announced Monday. Cobert stepped away from her role at OPM after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
“Beth is an extraordinary leader for our effort to enable anyone with a smart phone to have a smart career,” Baird said in a statement. “Beth has a proven track record, both in the public and private sectors, managing large, complex, and transformational initiatives. She knows how to bring together diverse stakeholders to create systemic change.”