Maureen Conway is Vice President for Policy Programs at the Aspen Institute, Executive Director of the Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program, and Executive Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations. The economic opportunities program conducts a variety of field research to build understanding of the operations and outcomes associated with strategies that aim to connect low- and moderate-income individuals to quality work and to advance business ownership as an economic opportunity strategy. She is a nationally recognized expert in sectoral, or industry-specific, workforce development and has substantial expertise in business practices that support quality jobs. She has been quoted in a variety of news media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Journal and National Public Radio and has published in Fast Company, Time, CNN.com and others. Maureen is the author of numerous publications including research reports, case studies and policy briefs, and co-editor of the book Connecting People to Work: Workforce Intermediaries and Sector Strategies. Maureen holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University, a Master’s in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, and a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Holy Cross College.