Carrie Samson is the manager of programs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 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. Samson’s focus is on the Foundation’s signature workforce development project, Talent Pipeline Management, a national initiative dedicated to developing demand-driven solutions to the growing national skills gap. In her role, Samson manages the daily operations of the grant, organizes national events, contributes to publications, and is currently leading the development of a suite of web-based workforce tools.
Before joining the Chamber, Samson worked at the Public Broadcasting Service where she managed contract logistics for the Office of the General Counsel, contributed to regulatory strategy, and served on the government relations team. Previously, she worked in government affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association and led grassroots efforts at the Council for Exceptional Children.
Samson hails from Columbus, Ohio, and graduated summa cum laude from American University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in the interdisciplinary studies of communications, legal institutions, economics, and government. She also has a Masters of Public Policy from George Mason University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.