Rachel Vilsack is the Chief Operations Officer for Credential Engine. Rachel oversees both the state and publishing team, focuses on our U.S. operations, and ensures efficient and effective coordination of all our internal teams for the success of our partners and our mission.
Prior to joining Credential Engine, Rachel was a Senior Fellow at National Skills Coalition where she served as the organization’s expert on federal and state workforce data policy development and implementation. She also worked at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and has a 20-year track record in labor market analysis, federal and state workforce program reporting and evaluation, and leadership in cross-agency data system governance and use. Rachel is passionate about data transparency and data-informed policy development that lead to better and more equitable outcomes for workers, businesses, and communities.
Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of St. Benedict (Minnesota) and a master’s degree in economics from Miami University (Ohio). She is based in Minnesota.