SPEAKER

Fred McConnel

Regional Manager
ACT, Inc.
Iowa City, IA

Fred McConnel is the Regional Manager of Workforce Initiatives for ACT’s State Organizations. In this role, he works with communities across the country in implementing, growing and sustaining their ACT Certified Work Ready Community Initiative. Fred joined ACT in 2011 and has been in the economic and workforce development field for 10 years. Prior to joining ACT, Fred was a part of the Georgia Governor's Office of Workforce Development as the Work Ready Community Manager then Deputy Director of External Affairs. In this role he provided strategic support to all counties participating in statewide workforce initiatives as well as coaching and mentoring county teams to successfully align their workforce and education to meet their economic development goals. Fred McConnel holds two Bachelor degrees in History and Geography from Florida State University. He was born and raised in Atlanta, GA where he currently resides with his wife and daughter.