Barbara Butz is the President and CEO of PolicyWorks and also serves as a Managing Partner of ForwardWorks Consulting, LLC. She has over 40 years of experience in employment, training and workforce development on the federal, state and local levels. For two years served as Senior Consultant to MAXIMUS, the Social Security Administration’s Operations Support Manager for the Ticket to Work Program, where she served as the National Workforce Team Lead. In this role she had responsibility for training and supporting workforce systems across the country to meet their responsibilities as Employment Networks (job placement agencies) serving people with disabilities receiving SSDI and/or SSI. Barbara also served as the Assistant Secretary for Labor and Employment Security in Florida for four years; Executive Director of a non-profit employment and training organization; Director of Employment Programs for an urban Community Action Program; and Program Supervisor for Vocational Technical and Adult Education programs for a public school district.
PolicyWorks partnered with WID and NCIL in 2013 to present the NCIL Pre-Conference on Disability Employment: Policy and Practice and has served a member of the Career ACCESS Core Team for the past year.