Our NIIT-USA Board of Advisors & Staff

The NIIT Board of Advisors and Staff are seasoned professionals, who bring successful backgrounds in academe, government, and the private sector, and each dedicated to the NIIT Mission “to identify current and future roadblocks to innovation in strategic industry sectors and ensure they are eliminated”.

Our Board of Advisors

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Mike Russo

President & CEO

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Earl Wyatt

Advisor

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Melinda Woods

Board Director 

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Phil Singerman, Ph. D

Advisor

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Charles W. Wessner

Board Director

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Joe Sarubbi

Advisor

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Nikki Zaahir

Executive Director

Our Staff

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Mike Russo

President & CEO

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Martha Ponge

Director, National Apprenticeships

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Nikki Zaahir

Executive Director

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Pam Howze

Director, National Workforce Strategies

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Bryan Sanchinell

Sr. Director, Workforce Products

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Laury Ferguson

Sr. Manager, Program Marketing and Administration

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Robert Weinman

Director, Workforce Innovation

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