Hans Meeder is co-founder and President of the National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T). The National Center for College and Career Transitions is a mission-driven organization with the purpose of communicating the urgency and benefit of the Pathways model, and developing the capacity of local leaders to take action on a Pathways System agenda.
Mr. Meeder has an extensive and varied career in education and workforce policy and government leadership, with an emphasis on high school redesign, career and technical education, and workforce quality. Prior his work with NC3T, Meeder was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Education in the U.S. Department of Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education. Other roles have included Director of the 21st Century CTE Leadership Initiative, Senior Vice President for Workforce Development and Postsecondary Learning at the National Alliance of Business, Executive Director of the 21st Century Workforce Commission, and Education Policy and Outreach Director for the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Hans lives in Columbia, Maryland with his wife Lisa, with whom he raised and launched four adult children. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland’s University College.
Brett Pawlowski is co-founder and Executive Vice President of the National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T). He is published widely on the topic of business/ education engagement and has worked with businesses, nonprofits, and others on building effective education engagement programs.
He has also served as a visible advocate of partnerships, publishing extensively on the subject and hosting conferences, training sessions, and webinars.
Pawlowski co-authored Building Advisory Boards that Matter with Hans Meeder, a hands-on guide published by ACTE and also co-authored the Employer Engagement Toolkit, a step-by-step guide to building strong and sustainable business/education partnerships, with Charlie Katz.
Brett lives in Charlotte, NC where he resides with his wife, Mary, and their two sons.