We’re excited to share that earlier today Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker appointed Glassdoor CEO Robert Hohman as one of 27 nationally recognized leaders to form the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE).
He’ll be part of a dynamic team advising the Secretary on accelerating innovation, expanding entrepreneurship, and developing a globally competitive workforce.
“I fundamentally believe the United States has an unlimited amount of potential to be the global leader on innovation, and to develop the most healthy and competitive workforce and economy in the world,” said Hohman. “We’ve only scratched the surface. I am honored to be named to the NACIE Board, and look forward to doing what I can to help accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship.”
NACIE’s transformational agenda includes a heavy focus on job-driven skills training, entrepreneurship and innovation. Council members are inspiring leaders in a variety of fields, with other notables including Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution and co-founder of America Online (AOL), and Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
Secretary Pritzker said, “Through our ‘Open for Business Agenda,’ the Commerce Department has prioritized supporting entrepreneurs and helping foster innovation, which are key drivers of America’s global competitiveness. The new NACIE members are a diverse and dynamic group of successful entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors, as well as leaders from nonprofit organizations and academia. I appreciate their willingness to serve our nation on these important issues, and I look forward to working with the Council to advance innovation and cultivate a skilled workforce for today’s 21st century jobs.”
Earlier this year, Glassdoor was also recognized by the White House for efforts to help job seekers understand what jobs their careers can progress into, and see where job opportunities are.
The first meeting of the Council is in December, and we look forward to sharing more about the NACIE’s progress, and Robert’s contributions.