Loh-Sze Leung Executive director, SkillWorks

Loh-Sze Leung is the executive director of SkillWorks, an ambitious effort on the part of philanthropy, government, community organizations, unions, and employers to create a workforce development system that helps low-skill, low-income residents move to family-sustaining jobs and helps employers find and retain skilled employees. Prior to SkillWorks, Ms. Leung was the assistant executive director of the Los Angeles Youth Opportunity Movement, a youth education and workforce development program of the City of Los Angeles. Ms. Leung has also served as a program development, research and fund raising consultant for organizations including the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, Peace Games, the Boston Private Industry Council, and the Commonwealth Corporation. Ms. Leung has a Masters of Public Policy from the UCLA School of Public Affairs with a concentration in community economic development. She is a founding member of Saffron Circle, the first Asian American giving circle in Boston, and also serves as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Refugees and Immigrants.