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John W. Courtney – President

John W. Courtney is the President of the Institute. As President, John works with state officials and other policy experts to develop solutions to poverty and unemployment issues. He provides support for state projects involving program design, management and performance evaluation. Prior to his current role for the Institute John served as Director of its Unemployment Insurance and Workforce Project.

John holds a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University and an MBA and a JD from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also an International Association of Workforce Professionals Master. He has taught business planning at the Oregon Institute of Technology and practiced law for 15 years in business and employment law and mergers and acquisitions.

John has served as a member of his local WIA One Stop board and the Performance Accountability subcommittee of Oregon’s State WIA Board. He has also been active in his church missions committee and in his community as a mentor.

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