Maria Flynn
Senior Vice President

Higher Ed

  • Career and technical education
  • Workforce development

As senior vice president and the head of JFF’s Building Economic Opportunity Group, Maria Flynn leads JFF’s work to help low-skilled adults advance to family-supporting careers, while enabling employers to build and sustain a productive workforce. Flynn also leads JFF’s federal policy and advocacy strategies and guides the activities of several key JFF projects and partnerships, including Accelerating Opportunity, Credentials That Work, and JFF’s role as implementation partner for the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. She is also leading JFF’s role as a key partner in JPMorgan Chase’s New Skills at Work initiative. Prior to joining JFF in 2007, she was a member of the federal Senior Executive Service and the administrator of the Office of Policy Development and Research in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. She also served as team leader for the interagency policy group charged with implementing the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Flynn earned her bachelor’s degree in international relations and economics at Saint Joseph’s University and a master’s in government administration at the University of Pennsylvania.