Caitlin Codella Low

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Executive Director, Policy and Programs

Caitlin Codella Low is executive director of policy and programs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Education and Workforce—the nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)3 program dedicated to strengthening the nation’s educational standards and the quality of its workforce. Low oversees the Chamber Foundation’s programs for early childhood education, K‒12 education and leads the center’s commitment to college- and career- readiness. 

Low has more than a decade of experience in public policy and project management. Low has played a significant role in developing and implementing many of the Chamber Foundation's education programs and initiatives including Achieving Tomorrow, the Business Leads Fellowship Program, the Career Readiness Lab, and the Workforce of Today; Workforce of Tomorrow early childhood education portfolio. She has contributed to a number of publications, including School Board Case Studies, the Education Reform Playbook, and Career Readiness: A Business-Led Approach for Supporting K-12 Schools. 

Previously, Low worked as a program manager for the Chamber Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit affiliate dedicated to advancing the positive role of business in society. Before that, she worked as a staffer at the U.S. House of Representatives. Low started her career as a social work case manager at UPMC in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Low received a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work with a concentration in policy from Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania. She received a certificate in project management from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Low was a 2014-2015 education policy fellow at the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington D.C. and a 2018 graduate from the Institute for Organization Management (IOM). Originally from Buffalo, New York; she, her husband, and their dog, Harry Truman, live in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

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