LEAD PEOPLE Julie Squire, Policy Director, National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
Julie Squire is a Policy Director for the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA). In this position, she serves as the staff director for the Unemployment Insurance Committee and the Equal Opportunity Committee. Her program areas include equal opportunity, unemployment insurance, and adult education. The NASWA Equal Opportunity Committee is focused on sharing best practices and helping one another improve the workforce system, which includes assisting people with disabilities and advancing implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Prior to joining NASWA, Squire worked for the State of Maryland for over 15 years. In her last position, she served as the Assistant Secretary with the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning. “That is one of the reasons I love working for NASWA,” said Squire. “I’m continuing to help states work through important policy areas and workforce development challenges.”
Squire holds a law degree from The Ohio State University. She received her bachelor’s degree from Goucher College, where she studied political science and public policy. In her free time, Squire is an avid squash player.