new leader to head council’s workforce policy initiative
The Bay Area Council welcomes Linda Bidrossian as Senior Vice President heading up our important Workforce of the Future policy initiative. Under the leadership of Co-Chairs Teresa Briggs of Deloitte and Glenn Shannon of Shorenstein Properties, the Council’s Workforce of the Future Committee is focused on building stronger connections between the region’s employers and the universities and colleges that are educating the region’s future workforce. The Committee is also working to identify new and stable funding for the state’s higher education system.
Linda’s experience positions her perfectly to drive the Council’s work forward. She comes to the Council from the Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department, where she served as senior consultant on technology and innovation initiatives. Prior to that, Linda was executive director of Bixel Exchange, a new technology incubator and innovation center at the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce. She also was vice president of business development at M Squared Consulting and a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has traveled across the world supporting the U.S. Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development on public private partnerships that have resulted in new jobs and growth in the technology sector. Linda earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California focusing on international policy. She is fluent in three languages. To engage in the Council’s Workforce of the Future Committee, contact Senior Vice President Linda Bidrossian.