Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh

Greater Seattle Sector Skills Academy, Class of 2016, Economic Opportunities Program

Policy Associate - Corrections Education, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Seattle, Washington

Brian Walsh leads the Washington State Corrections Education program as Policy Associate for the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. For six years he was Corrections Education Director for Peninsula College where he pioneered the use of off-line web-based tools in college classrooms. His goal is to build a comprehensive education pathway that connects quality educational programs in prisons for incarcerated students to supported educational opportunities in the community for those who reenter. In 2014 he was named a ConnectEd Champion of Change by President Obama as one of “10 local heroes who are taking creative approaches in using technology to enhance learning for students in communities across the country.” He holds a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Aberystwyth and a bachelor’s degree from Ripon College.

Brian Walsh is a member of the Greater Seattle Sector Skills Academy Class of 2016, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at