Josh Christianson, senior specialist in the workforce transformation practice area, is a passionate advocate for workplace diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). He has a track record spanning over 20 years, leading successful public programs by building partnerships, momentum, and teams to support big goals. Josh currently serves as the project director for the Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship (PIA), after several successful years directing the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT). In both roles he works to increase the employment of underserved communities, including people with disabilities, for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Josh does this by bringing together stakeholders including CEOs, advocates, tech developers, government leaders, and academia (among others) to build the workplace of the future. This work is funded by the DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
Prior to Cadmus, Josh worked at Deloitte Consulting, leading change management, technology, and human capital initiatives. He was a lead author of the report “Opening the Federal Talent Economy.” Josh also served as a career program manager for The Posse Foundation, a college access program focused on diversity and inclusion. The Posse Foundation continues to hire him to help design and facilitate their national discussions regarding issues of equity in the United States.
Christianson graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s in sociology from University of Colorado, Boulder. He graduated magna cum laude with a master’s in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University.