Sameer Gadkaree

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Sameer Gadkaree Joins the Joyce Foundation


Education and Workforce Development Expert Sameer Gadkaree Joins Joyce As Senior Program Officer

Sameer Gadkaree joins the Joyce Foundation as Senior Program Officer working with the Employment Program and the Joint Fund for Education and Employment, which looks for areas of joint interest between K-12, adult education and workforce development programs. He will also put his analytic and consulting skills to work assisting senior Joyce leadership with strategic planning.

Gadkaree had been working as a consultant to both Joyce and the Civic Consulting Alliance, specializing in workforce development, education issues and philanthropic strategy. Before going into consulting, he served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Adult Education with the City Colleges of Chicago. He also worked previously as a business analyst for Discovery Communications and McKinsey and Company.

“Sameer has already contributed a great deal to our Employment and Joint Fund programs as a consultant, so we are thrilled that we now have full-time access to his considerable skills and expertise, and look forward to many more substantial contributions,” said Beth Swanson, vice president for strategy and programs, to whom Gadkaree will report. “Sameer has a way of cutting to the core of an issue that is extremely helpful in sorting through complex matters.”

Gadkaree earned his B.S. in Economics and Mathematics at Washington University in St. Louis.