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Maher logoJune 2, 2015 - Neptune, New Jersey. Maher & Maher, the New Jersey and Washington, D.C. based talent development consulting firm, today announced the addition of Carrie Yeats to their senior management team. Yeats, of Austin, Texas, will be focused primarily on leading the Firm’s Workforce Solutions Practice serving state and regional clients.

Yeats has extensive experience leading large planning initiatives for local, state, and regional workforce, higher education, and economic development collaboratives and has held progressively responsible roles in economic and workforce development in a career spanning nearly 15 years.

“We are so excited to have Carrie joining the Firm,” said Richard D. (“Rick”) Maher, President and CEO. “Our Firm has the benefit of a growing presence on the policy side of workforce and educational priorities in Washington, and we’re proud of and thankful for that success. However, what sets us apart is our ability to help states and regions execute against federal policy – to implement. Carrie’s background as a practitioner in that all-important space where economic development, workforce, education and employers intersect is going to be a great fit for us!”

Yeats is a graduate of Baylor University and was awarded an MSSW from The University of Texas at Austin in 2000. She has completed advanced professional development in economic development from Oklahoma University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Auburn University.

Maher & Maher’s State and Regional Practice focuses on strategic regional planning to implement sector initiatives, partnership building, the integration of One Stop service delivery processes and more. Their Community-Centered Strategic Planning Process™ focuses on Community Colleges and fosters new connections with workforce, economic development and business, and their work in Kentucky to foster regional development through sector-based strategies has found national recognition. The recent passage of the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) has been a catalyst for innovation as states and regions move to implement the Act’s changes to the Nation’s Workforce Development System.