ERP INSTITUTE PARTICIPANT
Senior Vice President for Solutions
Burning Glass Institute
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 Walmart.org 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.