- Senior Director, Policy and Programs
Niki DaSilva serves as senior director of programs and policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, working to strengthen the nation’s educational standards and the quality of its workforce. Her primary objective is to support the Chamber Foundation's Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) initiative by empowering employers with their data to develop sustainable talent supply chains with training and education partners that, in turn, not only build a better workforce, but better communities. For the past two years, she has led the digital transformation of the Chamber Foundation's TPM Academy® to an online on-demand learning platform, coined TPM Co/LabTM. She also serves as a faculty member for both the TPM Academy and Institute for Organization Management (IOM).
Before joining the Chamber Foundation, DaSilva worked for the State of Indiana as legislative assistant to the chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and aided the committee in crafting the state’s $34 billion biennial budget. In addition, her portfolio included school funding, tax and fiscal policy, education and workforce development, and health care.
DaSilva is a 2014 graduate of The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) and 2018 graduate of the Indiana Leadership Forum (ILF). She has served as an advisory board member for The Children’s Bureau of Indiana, and a board member and fellow for Partners of the Americas.
She received her BA in sociology from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where she served two terms as student government president. DaSilva continued her studies at Indiana University and pursued a dual MBA/MS in global supply chain management from the Kelley School of Business.
In her spare time, DaSilva enjoys making french pastry and staying active with skydiving, scuba diving, and snowboarding.