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Select Experts Mary Gardner Clagett Senior Director

Mary Gardner Clagett is a senior director in the Policy & Advocacy practice at JFF. She works with workforce policy leaders and practitioners nationwide to shape effective policy recommendations for U.S. workers and the U.S. economy. She and her team identify best practices for meeting the education, training, and employment needs of learners and workers, and translate practice into policy. 

Her skills and areas of expertise include:  

  • Education policy 
  • Workforce development policy 
  • Human services policy  

Before joining JFF, Clagett worked for more than 20 years for members of Congress, serving in senior policy positions for education, workforce development, and human services. 

Educational background: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia 
  • Graduate work in health services administration, George Washington University, Washington, DC 
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