Kimberly Green, executive director of Advance CTE, based in Washington, D.C., has joined the board of the SME Education Foundation. Green brings to the board extensive expertise in career technical education and the important role of policymakers and governmental officials in furthering career and technical opportunities for students.
“Our board brings a high level of professional accomplishment and leadership to the Foundation,” said Rob Luce, vice president of the SME Education Foundation. “Kim’s unique experience and perspective will be invaluable in furthering our mission to inspire, prepare and support young people in manufacturing and engineering fields.”
A graduate of Cornell University, Green has worked extensively on national, federal and state policy impacting career technical education. Working closely with Congress, the administration and a broad range of stakeholders, she has, for 28 years, represented the interests of CTE student opportunity and support. In addition to her policy work, Green helped establish, implement and grow The National Career Clusters Initiative; the CTE: Learning that Works for America Campaign; and Without Limits: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE — all of which are designed to build visibility and support for CTE, while ensuring equity and consistency in the delivery of high-quality programs to learners across the U.S.
The governing body of the Foundation, the board is comprised of leaders from a broad cross-section of industry, academia and community leaders.
“Kim’s expertise in areas of policy and philanthropy add much to our board of educational and business-oriented leaders,” said 2021 SME Education Foundation Board President Joe Kann. “The Foundation’s board and bench are deep, diverse and very accomplished — I’m excited about working with this team.”
The SME Education Foundation Board of Directors will assist and support Foundation staff in executing a five-year strategic plan, including its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion for students across all activities and initiatives offered by the SME Education Foundation.
Officer and director photos and biographies are available online at the SME Education Foundation website.