As Federal Policy Director, Kermit directs the organization's Washington-based efforts to advance a national skills strategy within federal legislation, agency regulation and national funding initiatives. Kermit assists state and local leaders in federal policy advocacy both within Washington and in their home districts and works with National Skills Coalition field staff and partner organizations to help improve state and local implementation of federal programs. Kermit returned to NSC in 2015.
Kermit was previously NSC’s Senior Policy Analyst from 2008-12 before he left to develop his on-the-ground knowledge of workforce development and administration at the Washington DC Workforce Investment Council, where he rose to the position of Executive Director. In addition to helping set workforce development policies for the District of Columbia, Kermit was the primary author of the District’s five-year workforce development strategy. He also helped to develop DC’s first industry-focused workforce intermediary programs, as well as new programming for opportunity youth.
Kermit holds a J.D. and a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary. He is based in Washington, DC.