Lee Wheeler-Berliner

Lee Wheeler-Berliner - Speaker at the Retail Works Summit
Lee Wheeler-Berliner

As the director of the Colorado Workforce Development Council Office, Lee manages the execution of strategies to develop and sustain an industry-led talent development system in Colorado. By forging relationships with industry and public partners at the local and state level, Lee helps to ensure the alignment of talent development efforts statewide. In addition to guiding sector partnership and career pathway development, Lee oversees the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act through the development of strategic guidance and implementation of change management strategies necessary to create an aligned network of resources to serve businesses and job seekers. Lee has been with the CWDC for four years and brings extensive leadership experience to this role, having previously worked as the executive director for Colorado Court Appointed Special Advocates, the deputy director for Hunger Free Colorado, and an independent consultant for mission-driven for-profit and non-profit entities. Lee holds an MBA with a concentration in social entrepreneurship from Duke University, a bachelor’s in psychology from Vanderbilt, and is an active coffee drinker at his local Edgewater coffee shop.

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