Mark Elliott - President, Economic Mobility Corporation

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Mark Elliott

Mark Elliott has more than 25 years of experience in senior positions in the public, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. The Economic Mobility Corporation (Mobility) identifies, develops and evaluates programs and policies that enable disadvantaged individuals to acquire the education, skills and networks needed to succeed in the labor market so that they can support themselves and their families. Recent publications include evaluations of Year Up and state subsidized employment programs funded under the federal stimulus program.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Elliott served as Deputy Budget Director of the City of New York under Mayors Koch and Dinkins where he oversaw the budgets of the City’s housing, welfare and economic development agencies; was a program officer at the Ford Foundation responsible for economic development and housing portfolios; and, was executive vice president of Public/Private Ventures where he launched P/PV’s efforts in the workforce development field and managed its communications department.

As part of that work, Mr. Elliott led the development and evaluation of several national demonstrations including Bridges to Work, Fathers at Work and the Sectoral Employment Impact Study.  Mr. Elliott also created P/PV’s  Working Ventures program to improve the implementation of workforce development programs.

Mr. Elliott is the author or co-author of several publications including Stimulating Opportunity, A Promising Start, Overcoming Roadblocks on the Way to Work, Labor Market Leverage and Gearing Up. He serves on the Executive Committee of NYC’s Workforce Investment Board.