Katy Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer
Start Date: 2018
Throughout her career, Katy's work has focused on education, workforce development, and economic mobility. Since joining CWEE in November 2018, she has focused on establishing a culture of continuous learning and collaboration, diversifying the CWEE Board of Directors, and advancing new and innovative partnerships. Her experience working across sectors has enabled her to bring new thinking and strategic visioning to CWEE. Most recently, Katy led the national expansion of Skillful, an initiative of the New York City based Markle Foundation focused on creating a skills-based labor market. Katy joined Markle in 2015 and was integral in designing and launching Skillful leveraging data and insights to inform program design and iteration. She played a key role in shaping the Rework America Task Force which focuses heavily on opportunities surrounding the future of work. Her contributions at the Markle Foundation led to the Governor's Coaching Corps, a leadership development program for front-line human service and workforce professionals. Before joining Markle, Katy was Vice President of Education & Workforce at the Partnership for New York City. While at the Partnership, Katy was loaned to the NYC Department of Education to liaise between the private-sector and career and technical education schools to ensure programming was demand-driven and adequately resourced. She started her career in the Office of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius where she served as Legislative Liaison and Director of Policy. Katy holds a Masters in International Politics from the University of Melbourne, Australia and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Texas Christian University. She lives in Edgewater with her husband and 2-year old son.
Stephanie Pacheco-Davidson, Vice President of External Affairs
Start Date: 2013
Stephanie, a Colorado native and graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, is the Vice President of External Affairs for the Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE) where she is responsible for developing and implementing a unifying vision to support meaningful and strategic engagement opportunities with external stakeholders in support of helping prepare low-income families to find and maintain quality employment.
Prior to joining CWEE, she held positions focused on adult education, program management, fund development, community relations, sales and marketing. Stephanie also served two years as a mayoral appointed commissioner on the Denver Women's Commission and used her voice and connections to develop and support opportunities for the advancement of women and girls in community.
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts