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Mary Wright

Manager, Apprenticeship

SHRM Foundation

Mary Wright, manager, apprenticeship at the SHRM Foundation, is responsible for implementing the US DOL-funded HR Registered Apprenticeship Program. Mary has many years of experience connecting the public and private sectors in municipal finance, government affairs, and workforce development as a project leader, facilitator and subject matter expert. Previously, she was a director at Jobs for the Future (JFF), where she designed and supervised the completion of foundation, government, and employer-funded projects. Prior to joining JFF, she served as director at The Conference Board in New York City, driving its work in workforce readiness, business, and education partnerships. Mary has co-authored or acted as project director on several key Conference Board reports regarding workforce readiness skills, including Are They Really Ready to Work? and The Ill-Prepared Workforce.