Mary Ann Pacelli
Mary Ann Pacelli, M.Ed., Division Chief, Learning Systems and Competitions, NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
2022 Breakthrough Energetics Conference : Creating the Energetics Workforce of the Future
Mary Ann Pacelli, M.Ed., Division Chief, Learning Systems and Competitions, NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). In this role, Mary Ann oversees the special competitions award process and the development and implementation of a plan for Learning and Knowledge Sharing across the MEP National Network. Mary Ann Joined NIST MEP as the Program Manager, Workforce Development, at NIST MEP 8 years ago. Her work also includes advocating for Manufacturing Workforce priorities with related federal agencies and providing technical support to the network of MEP centers across the country 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, Workforce and Talent Development at MAGNET (Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network), part of the Ohio MEP 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 working for Cuyahoga Community College’s Corporate Services Division in Cleveland Ohio. For over 30 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, Adult Learning and Development, from Cleveland State University.