Eric M. Seleznow is a senior advisor for Jobs for the Future. He works closely with JFF’s Building Economic Opportunity group to further the organization’s goals of advancing innovative workforce policy and programs. Mr. Seleznow is contributing to the organization’s work on apprenticeship, reentry, sector strategies, and Job Corps.
Prior to JFF, Mr. Seleznow served as deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, under Secretary Tom Perez. During his tenure at DOLETA, he focused on implementing the Obama administration’s vision for workforce development, skills training, and registered apprenticeship.
Mr. Seleznow has over 30 years of experience managing a range of workforce development and correctional reentry programs at the federal, state, and local levels. Prior to his position at DOLETA, he served as the state policy director with the National Skills Coalition, working with diverse stakeholders to strengthen state workforce policies. Mr. Seleznow also served as the executive director of the Maryland Governor's Workforce Investment Board, and as the local workforce board director for the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development. His experience also includes nearly 20 years in the corrections system operating jail-based training, employment, and pre-release programs—re-entry efforts for which he is still regarded as a national expert.
Mr. Seleznow is a graduate of Northeastern University and resides in Washington, DC.