National Advisory Board

Jane Oates is the President of WorkingNation. Previously, she served as Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training at the U.S. Department of Labor. Oates became a national leader in education and workforce programs during her 10 years with Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the U.S. Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. She also served as the Commissioner of the New Jersey Council of Higher Education. Oates began her career as a teacher in the Boston Public Schools and Philadelphia Public Schools. She served as the Director of Field Services at the Temple University Center for Research and Human Development, and spent four years with the Apollo Education Group.