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David Newsome is a director in the Employer Mobilization practice at JFF. He helps design and implement programs to advance employers’ skills-based talent practices that improve business outcomes while enabling equitable economic advancement for workers.

His skills and areas of expertise include:

  • Skills-based talent practices
  • Private-sector change management
  • Program design and development
  • Community and economic development
  • Multisector partnerships and collaboration

Before joining JFF, Newsome was vice president of strategic initiatives at Virginia Community Capital Social Enterprises, a community development financial institution, where he led internal and external projects to increase access to economic opportunity.

Educational background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in linguistics, University of Virginia
  • Master’s degree in city planning, MIT
  • MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management
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