Niki DaSilva

Manager of Programs and Policy

Company: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Role: Session Presenter

2020 Conference Session: Talent Pipeline Management: An Innovative Workforce Strategy to Build a Diverse Talent Supply (S4-F)

Niki DaSilva serves as the manager of Programs and Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce (CEW)—the nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening the nation’s educational standards and the quality of its workforce. Her main role is to support CEW’s Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) program by empowering employers with their data to develop sustainable talent supply chains with training and education partners that, in turn, not only build a better workforce, but better communities.

Before joining the Foundation, Niki worked for the State of Indiana as legislative assistant to the chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and aided the committee in crafting the state’s $34 billion biennial budget. In addition, her portfolio included school funding, tax and fiscal policy, education and workforce development, and health care.

Niki has served as an advisory board member for The Children’s Bureau of Indiana, and a board member and fellow for Partners of the Americas. She co-chaired her parish’s social committee which was responsible for providing fellowship for more than 1,200 young adults.

She received her BA in sociology from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, where she served two terms as student government president. Niki is pursuing her MBA in business analytics and marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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