Joshua Westfall is director of policy and programs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Education and Workforce. Westfall works on the Chamber Foundation's workforce development portfolio supporting efforts to strengthen America’s long-term competitiveness and initiatives to close the skills gap. He oversees the Job Data Exchange—which supports an open data infrastructure to improve employer signaling—and the T3 Innovation Network—which is building an open, public-private data and technology ecosystem for the talent marketplace.
Before joining the Chamber Foundation, Westfall was a government affairs manager at National PTA. There he led the association’s policy efforts on Capitol Hill regarding appropriations, K-12 education, education technology, student data privacy, juvenile justice, school nutrition, and special education.
Earlier in his career, Westfall was a legislative associate at Washington Partners, LLC where he collaborated with a diverse group of organizations spanning the education continuum. His advocacy efforts began in the Ohio General Assembly working on grassroots efforts, which led him to the Canadian Parliament and later to the U.S. Department of Education.
Westfall held leadership positions on the board of directors of the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) and The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Greater Washington, D.C.
He graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.