David Gruber, Director (2008-) has developed and implemented career pathways in the bio-tech, energy, utility, education and engineering sectors. David is currently directing Growth Sector efforts in the STEM Core Initiative. Prior to founding Growth Sector, Mr. Gruber served as an advisor to Genentech, Manpower, Pacific Gas and Electric, Public Private Ventures, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Mott Foundation, Jobs for the Future, MDRC, the Packard Foundation, the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Missouri and a large number of communities in creating more effective workforce and education strategies. Mr. Gruber also co-founded the Workforce Strategy Center, and is an author of Generations of Challenge published by the Sar Levitan Center at Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Gruber received the 2011 International Association of Workforce Professionals Individual Recognition award for his work in California. In his spare time, David enjoys hikes (especially those leading to scenic views), well-made cappuccinos, and attending live jazz performances.