Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Master of Public Administration, May 2008
Ross Meyer is the first Executive Director of Partners for a Competitive Workforce – a Cincinnati regional partnership managed by United Way of Greater Cincinnati consisting of philanthropy, government, business, education, and community organizations that aims to grow the skills of the workforce to match the needs of employers in the tri-state region. Since 2008, PCW has leveraged over $25 million in public and private funds and helped over 5,000 individuals prepare for in-demand jobs.
A native of Cincinnati, Mr. Meyer spent two years in New York City where he worked in Mayor Bloomberg’s Office conducting policy analysis and research for the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding. He also helped develop New York City’s Office of Financial Empowerment, worked for Enterprise Community Partners on green building finance, and consulted for the City of Miami’s Department of Economic Development to create a Workforce Housing Fund. Before moving to New York, Mr. Meyer was deeply involved with various human service and community development organizations in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine community for over eight years.
A Harry S. Truman Scholar, Mr. Meyer earned his Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Miami University of Ohio, and his Master of Public Administration degree from New York University where he was a Catherine B. Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship.
He currently serves on committees for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, Agenda 360, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, the Urban League, the Ohio Workforce Coalition, and the National Skills Coalition.