Manny Lamarre serves as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN) and a member of the Governor’s Workforce Development Board. OWINN has the mission of creating a skilled and aligned workforce by engaging with public and private entities to design career pathways, scale registered apprenticeships and work-based learning, manage the state’s longitudinal data system, promote and implement policies that strengthen the education and workforce system. At OWINN, Manny has authored several reports to inform policy, provided leadership on various workforce legislation, and the restructuring of the state apprenticeship system, which has seen the expansion into new high-demand industries.
Prior to his appointment, Manny served as a Public Policy Fellow in the Governor’s Office and has worked in several states as a teacher, policy advisor, and an administrator at a foundation. Manny holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with honors from Wittenberg University, and a Master’s in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he was the recipient of the Class Marshal Award for leadership and service to the Harvard community. He also holds a certificate in Educational Leadership and Management from Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy. Manny holds a design patent and enjoys writing and competitive sports.