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Vice President, Community Affairs
Christopher Guidry joined CAEL in 2022. As vice president for community affairs, he coordinates strategy around CAEL’s work with HBCUs, builds relationships with organizations that provide services in support of adult learner success, and develops CAEL’s regional support strategies.
Guidry most recently served as vice president, workforce development philanthropy at Strada Education Network. Other previous roles include: vice president, school assessment business development at Pearson, director of strategic partnerships workforce development at ACT, and state director, career and technical education for Indiana's Department of Workforce Development. He also is a frequent public speaker, offering keynotes and presentations at annual conferences of AACC Workforce Development Institute (WDI), Achieving the Dream, ACTE, CAEL, COABE, NCWE, and the Virginia Manufacturing Association.
Guidry earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Northern Illinois University, and he holds a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Areas of Expertise
Guidry has extensive experience in cultivating local partnerships between employers, government and educational institutions, creating RFPs, writing to and winning RFPs, school and workforce assessments, writing legislation and working with legislators.