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Select Experts Jen Horton she/her Senior Director

Jen Horton is a senior director in the Workforce & Regional Economies practice at JFF. She oversees federal and state funding opportunities supporting strong regional economies that expand access to quality jobs.

Her skills and areas of expertise include:

· State and local workforce development policymaking

· Regional economic inclusion efforts

· Workforce development innovation

· Economic advancement strategies and investments

Before joining JFF, Horton built a global network of over 1,500 public sector innovation leaders and provided economic mobility-focused technical assistance to local governments and their partners at the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation and the Bloomberg Center for Government Excellence.

Educational background:

· Bachelor’s degree in sociology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

· Master’s degree in urban and regional planning and environmental justice, University of Michigan

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