Elizabeth Caudill McClain

Senior Vice President, Talent Strategies
Dallas Regional Chamber

Elizabeth Caudill McClain serves as Vice President, Education, Workforce, & Leadership Programs at the Dallas Regional Chamber. She works with regional business leaders, education and workforce
institutions, and the Texas Legislature to improve the Talent Pipeline and oversees the DRC leadership programs including Young Professionals, Leadership Dallas, and Leadership Dallas Alumni. She is a member of the Public Leadership Credential cohort at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, an alumnus of the inaugural Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy facilitated by the Aspen Institute, the Dallas Mayor’s Star Council, the ACCE National Fellowship for Education Attainment, and was appointed by Dallas City Councilmember David Blewett to serve as Vice-Chair of the Dallas Community Development Commission. She serves on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner’s Education & Workforce Council, the Dallas Mayor’s Workforce Steering Committee, and the boards of CitySquare, a non-profit fighting the causes and effects of poverty, Per Scholas DFW, a non-profit workforce development program focused on opening doors to transformative technology careers for underrepresented communities, and Urban Teachers DFW, a non-profit that prepares, certifies, and supports new educators to be highly effective so they can provide high-quality education for children. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Texas Christian University and served a year in AmeriCorps VISTA at Northwestern University before earning her Masters of Education in Higher Education Public Policy at Southern Methodist University. When she isn’t gushing about higher education and workforce, she enjoys running, singing as loud as she can at karaoke, and exploring new cities camping with her husband Clint.


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