Senior Vice President
Marlena Sessions joined Grant Associates in June 2017 and currently serves as the Senior Vice President. She has dedicated her career to the field of Workforce Development and the belief that there is dignity in all work and that all individuals can attain a path toward self-sufficiency. She began her career in direct service. Marlena later held several positions at the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC), culminating with her role as its Chief Executive Officer for nine years. She currently serves on the National Association of Workforce Boards and the John J. Heldrich School of Workforce Development Board at Rutgers University. Previously, she served as the United States Conference of Mayors President and held leadership positions on over a dozen boards. Marlena holds a bachelor’s degree from Whitworth University and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.