Prior to launching Nancy Snyder Consulting, Nancy served as the President & CEO of Commonwealth Corporation, a Massachusetts quasi-public corporation focused on building the skills of the Massachusetts workforce and strengthening the competitiveness of the state’s businesses. During her tenure at CommCorp, over 7,000 job seekers were trained for jobs in demand through innovative partnerships of businesses, educational institutions and workforce organizations. Over 30,000 teens and young adults participated in a hands-on soft skill development program and subsidized work experiences to prepare them to find and retain private sector employment. Through grants and technical assistance, nearly 1,000 businesses provided 67,000 workers with skills necessary to address businesses challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. She co-authored studies on Closing the Skills Gap and the underlying causes of the decline in teen employment rates and the growing importance of social skills in the labor market.
She was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to serve as interim Secretary of Labor & Workforce Development from November 2009-January 2010.
Before joining CommCorp, she served as the Deputy Director for Workforce Development at the Boston Private Industry Council. There she designed and launched a competitive model of one-stop career centers, a sector-based model of welfare to work programs which served over 700 TAFCD recipients and supported business partnerships in health care and financial services that jointly focused on building a pipeline of skilled workers for their industries and upskilling their incumbent workforce.
She held a number of positions in Boston City Government, including Director of the Mayor’s Office of Jobs and Community Services and Staff Director of the Mayor’s Office. She earned an MBA from Boston University and a certificate from the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. She serves on the boards of the Academy of the Pacific Rim and the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce.