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Debbie Wasden

Senior Vice President for Solutions

Burning Glass Institute

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Debbie Wasden is the Senior Vice President for Solutions at the Burning Glass Institute. Prior to joining the Burning Glass Institute, Debbie was a director with the Markle Foundation, focused on the implementation of the Rework America Alliance. Prior to the Markle Foundation, Debbie worked for as both a grant officer and strategist largely focused on employer practice change and skills interoperability. She also served as an executive at the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) for 7 years, working with CEOs and university presidents to address the most pressing talent issues of our time. Her work has led to the development of over 50 new industry-recognized college credentials. Debbie co-led the Virginia Governor’s Smart and Connected Communities Working Group, is a Board Member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP), and served as the Co-Chair for the Asia Pacific Economic Council’s Project DARE – Data Analytics Raising Employment.

Debbie holds a B.A. and M.A. from George Washington University, where she studied business, industrial organizational psychology, and international science and technology policy.

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