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John Colbert

Partner, Capitol Hill Partners


John Colbert is a partner at Capitol Hill Partners, a governmental relations and consulting firm dedicated to assisting nonprofit and workforce related programs. He is a long-time friend to the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA).

John served in the Clinton administration as Chief of Staff of the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, he was in legislative affairs for the Department handling a variety of ETA programs, including as a point person on the authorization and implementation of the Workforce Investment Act, Welfare to Work, and Older Americans Act, as well as a liaison to the Appropriations Committee. He also served on President Obama’s workforce policy committee.