John E. Hattery, Director, Strategic Partners

With 20+ years’ business-, economic-, and workforce-development expertise, John is responsible for KRA’s business- and market-expansion programs, including research, planning, and development of strategic affiliate, joint venture, and partnership arrangements.  As NAWDP’s Deputy Director for Strategic Business Development, he created new business lines for the organization, as well as a collaboration with Towson University to develop the Leadership Academy for Workforce, providing Maryland agencies with opportunities to enhance the skills of next-generation workforce-development leaders. A NAWDP Life Member and Certified Workforce Development Professional, John earned a BA degree in Sociology, Western Maryland College.