National Advisory Board

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Stuart Andreason

National Advisory Board

Stuart Andreason is Managing Director of Workforce Innovation at the Burning Glass Institute where he leads efforts in research and engagement on workforce innovation and economic mobility.

Andreason was the founding director of the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, a first of its kind “think and do” center in the Federal Reserve System. He led major initiatives including Investing in America’s Workforce and Workforce Realigned. He also led the Fed’s contributions to the Rework America Alliance and the Talent Finance Innovation Network. He also served as an officer of the bank and applied innovations in economic mobility in the bank. 

Andreason’s work focuses on state and regional dynamics of opportunity and economic development and innovative workforce solutions. He publishes widely on workforce innovations and labor market trends, including analysis of opportunity occupations, or middle-skill jobs that pay high wages. He is the editor of Workforce Realigned, Investing in America’s Workforce, Developing Career-Based Training, and Models for Labor Market Intermediaries.

Previously, Andreason was a research associate at the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn IUR), where he is now a Fellow. There, he helped develop a set of indicators of sustainable communities for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funded by the Ford Foundation. He was a fellow of the Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences and a Lincoln Institute of Land Policy C. Lowell Harris fellow. Previously, he led two nonprofit organizations focused on economic revitalization in central Virginia and worked for the Pew Partnership for Civic Change.

He is a reviewer for several academic journals and publications. Andreason has taught at Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Pennsylvania. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.