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Mary Ann Pacelli


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Division Chief for Network Learning and Strategic Competitions

In her role as Division Chief for Network Learning and Strategic Competitions, Mary Ann oversees the special competitions award process and is developing a plan for Learning and Knowledge Sharing across the MEP National NetworkTM.  Recently Mary Ann was the Program Manager of Workforce Development, at the NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) for over 4 years.  Her work included advocating for manufacturing workforce priorities with related federal agencies and providing technical support to the network of MEP Centers across the country and in Puerto Rico for workforce related activities.  In addition, she manages special MEP projects and coordinates the Workforce Directors of the Manufacturing USA Institute Network, on behalf of the NIST Advanced Manufacturing Program Office. 

Previously Mary Ann was Assistant Director for Workforce and Talent Development at MAGNET (Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network), an Ohio MEP affiliate Center leading efforts for new business development and the delivery of training and consulting services to area manufacturers designed to improve performance of the organization.  In addition, Mary Ann directed activities to access federal, regional and local funding for projects related to developing a stronger manufacturing workforce pipeline in Ohio.  Ms. Pacelli’s experience in Workforce Development began with Cuyahoga Community College’s Corporate Services Division in Cleveland Ohio.  For over 28 years, Ms. Pacelli has served numerous manufacturing businesses by assessing their needs and designing and delivering customized programs to improve employee performance.

Mary Ann earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from John Carroll University and a Master in Education in Adult Learning and Development from Cleveland State University.


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Created November 1, 2019, Updated May 10, 2021