Co-founder, President and CEO of Jobs for the Future
Ms. Pennington has a longstanding involvement in apprenticeship issues. She is the co-founder, President and CEO of Jobs for the Future, a nonprofit organization that helps state and national organizations understand education and skill requirements and develop policies to help workers gain the skills they need to achieve rewarding careers. Hilary played an important role in generating support for the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994. In recognition for her work as director for U.S. education–postsecondary success and special initiatives at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, she received the Harry S. Truman Award from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) at the association’s 2013 convention.