• Email address jlphil2
  • Phone: 309-438-3634

Position Responsibilities

  • Assists, advises and provides analysis to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities Office of Employment and Training
  • Specifically on strategic program development initiatives that strengthen the state’s commitment, policies, and programs related to work-based learning for existing workers and job seekers.


  • Master of Public Administration, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Recent Employment

  • Independent Consultant at IdeaFuel Consulting, specializing in strategic planning, 2009-2019
  • Senior Program Officer, Joyce Foundation, 2000-2009
  • Senior Program Officer, C.S. Mott Foundation, 1995-2000