Maria Flynn

President and CEO, Jobs for the Future

Maria Flynn is president and CEO of JFF, a national nonprofit that drives transformation in the American workforce and education systems.

Maria’s commitment to JFF’s vision of equitable economic advancement for all and her leadership in workforce policy have made her a national authority on the future of work, the role of technology in the labor market, career pathways for learners and workers underserved by the education and workforce systems, and employer engagement.

As CEO, she has strengthened JFF and overseen a period of unprecedented growth as it has evolved into a leading-edge organization. Before joining JFF in 2007, she was a member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service. In the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, she oversaw the development of policies for training programs, supervised the agency’s research and evaluation strategy, and managed the development of its $12 billion annual budget.