Beth Cobert is CEO of Skillful, an initiative of the Markle Foundation, the state of Colorado and Microsoft, to create a labor market rooted in skills, regardless of where or how they are obtained. Since joining in June 2017, Cobert has drawn on her expertise in managing talent, developing partnerships, and harnessing the constructive potential of emerging technology to deepen Skillful’s impact in Colorado and to extend Skillful’s approach nationally. Prior to Skillful, she served as acting director of the Office of Personnel Management and as the Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget under President Obama. Previously, she was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, where she worked for nearly 30 years with clients from financial services, healthcare, real estate, telecommunications and philanthropy. She is currently a Princeton University Trustee and on the Board of Directors of CBRE Group. Cobert lives in Denver with her husband Adam Cioth ’81.