Cassi Zumbiel

Cassi Zumbiel

Director of Workforce Initiatives

The Manufacturing Institute

Washington, D.C., USA

Who knew that there were people who got to solve problems every day and work with communities to do workforce development and help people to get into careers?


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Cassi Zumbiel


My road in life has been direct.
I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a family with roots in manufacturing.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in communication and public relations from North Carolina State University and continued on to earn my master’s degree in public administration.
During grad school, I did an internship with the NC Chamber, which represents the business community in North Carolina—through that internship, I learned all about workforce development.
Upon graduating and completing my internship, I stayed with the NC Chamber and worked as a policy development manager.
After a few years with the NC Chamber, I moved to Washington, D.C. to work for The Manufacturing Institute, which is the education and workforce partner to the National Association of Manufacturers.
I started with The Manufacturing Institute as a workforce programs manager and now work as the director of workforce initiatives.
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High School
Communication-Public Relations
North Carolina State University
Public Administration
North Carolina State University


Director of Workforce Initiatives

I assist in the development of workforce programs for the manufacturing industry.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Your work doesn't affect me. It's not my issue."