Speaker Profile

Jade Borgeson

Jade Borgeson

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Natcast Workforce Center of Excellence

Jade Borgeson is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Natcast Workforce Center of Excellence.

Jade is an experienced policy advisor and program administrator. For the past decade, top-ranking officials, policymakers, and national workforce development leaders have trusted Jade to develop and execute effective responses to complex public sector challenges. Prior to joining Natcast, Jade led the Policy division at Research Improving People’s Lives (RIPL), a tech-for-social-impact nonprofit that works with governments to help them use data, science, and technology to improve policy and program administration. In this role, she led the expansion of tech-government partnerships in service of state workforce initiatives.

In 2020, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo appointed Jade to serve on the state’s COVID-19 Emergency Taskforce as the Economic Re-Opening Lead. In this role,she developed a comprehensive plan to safely restart Rhode Island’s economy and support impacted workers. Prior to the pandemic, Jade served as Chief of Staff of the Rhode Island Department of Revenue, where she was tasked with various modernization initiatives which helped secure an additional $100 million of state revenue that was reinvested in workforce creation, economic development, education and other top priorities. She also previously served as the Chief of Staff of the Rhode Island Department of Administration. Jade holds a B.A. from New York University: Abu Dhabi and a M.P.A. from Brown University.

Jade’s initial focus at Natcast will be on establishing the NSTC Workforce Center of Excellence and implementing prioritized workforce initiatives. She will establish the infrastructure and programming necessary to monitor the progress of semiconductor workforce initiatives, support the growth of the US semiconductor workforce and engage key stakeholders to inform future workforce priorities.

Natcast is the operator of the National Semiconductor Technology Center (“NSTC”), powered by the CHIPS for America Act. CHIPS for America is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce. More on Natcast can be found at natcast.org, where interested parties can review career opportunities and can sign up for our newsletter. For more information on the CHIPS program, see www.chips.gov.