Michael Colonnese

​CEO & Co-Founder

Michael is a social entrepreneur who serves as CEO of WorkAmerica, an online network that aims to solve the Skills Gap by connecting employers to community college and vocational school students. WorkAmerica is the centralized home for job seekers and employers in the skilled trades, allied health, and IT. Prior to co-founding WorkAmerica, Michael was the COO of a political affairs advocacy group that provided legislative, regulatory, and policy solutions to clients in the life sciences community, based in Washington, DC. He began his career as a Business Consultant for Infor, the world’s third largest software company, specializing in the manufacturing industry. Michael is active in the DC startup community and finds his home in social impact businesses dedicated to creating change.


October 5, 2016
The Shift: Insights to the Employment Tech Landscape
Reunion Ballroom
12:30 p.m.  -  1:15 p.m.