Leadership—Creating solutions for New Yorkers at the intersection of education and business.
Dr. Gail Mellow serves as Executive Director of the New York Jobs CEO Council. Dr. Mellow most recently served as President of LaGuardia Community College, where she developed and executed the College’s strategy that increased credit enrollment, graduation rates, and dramatically expanded workforce development programs. Stanford University research ranks LaGuardia among the top five community colleges in creating social mobility for its students.
Dr. Mellow has more than 30 years of experience in higher education. She is a nationally recognized leader on the changing landscape of higher education and strategies for moving low-income students into the middle class. Her leadership catalyzed collaboration between business and education resulting in thousands of new jobs and more profitable companies in New York City.
Frequently appointed to national commissions on education and the workplace, she is also an active scholar with over twenty books and articles.
Board of Directors—The Jobs Council will be overseen by the Board of Directors, comprised of 12 CEOs, five of which will serve as Co-Chairs. The Jobs Council’s current Co-Chairs are:
Partners—Our partners are integral to supporting our development of student learning and in-demand career pathways. The Jobs Council’s growing list of partners includes: