Assistant Secretary of Workforce Solutions Jessica Englert

Jessica Englert joined the North Carolina Commerce Department as its Assistant Secretary for Workforce on January 1, 2020.

Immediately prior to joining Commerce, Jess served as Workforce Development Policy Advisor for Governor Roy Cooper. In that role, she worked closely with Commerce's Workforce Solutions Division (DWS) on the Finish Line Grants program and other elements of Governor Cooper’s NC Job Ready initiative.

Prior to joining the Governor’s Office in January 2017, Jess served as an associate with the law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP in Washington, D.C. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington and a law degree from the University of Michigan.