Daniel W. Fogarty

Dan Fogarty is the Director of Workforce Development / Chief Operating Officer for the Berks County Workforce Development Board (WDB) where he is responsible for leading a professional staff tasked with developing and implementing effective workforce development plans and priorities for the region.

Over a 25-year career in private industry, Dan held a number of human resource management positions with leading Pennsylvania employers including: Peirce-Phelps, Inc., an electronics distributor in Philadelphia; Providian Direct Insurance in Frazer; Carpenter Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty steels, in Reading and Schroeder Industries, an advanced manufacturing company widely-recognized for its innovative technical skill development programs headquartered near Pittsburgh.

From 2009-2011, Dan served as Director of the Pennsylvania Center for Advanced Manufacturing Careers under the sponsorship of the Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board.

Dan’s background in statewide education and workforce policy includes serving as Co-chair for the Governor’s Commission on College and Career Success (2005-2006) and an appointment to the Pennsylvania State Board of Education (2007-2011) where he chaired the Committee on College Access and Affordability.  Dan also served on the Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board from 2004 – 2009 where he co-chaired the Board’s K-12 Education Committee.

Dan is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, which he attended on a Navy ROTC scholarship.  He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

Dan lives in Kutztown, PA with his wife Barbe and their family.


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