Joe Quick

Senior TA Consultant

Joe Quick is a senior TA consultant and manager in the Workforce Program Area at AIR. He has 15 years of experience in public and non-profit workforce, economic development, and education leadership, policy, and strategy, spanning federal, state, and regional and local levels. In his role at AIR, Quick provides project direction, client management, team leadership, and subject matter expertise to federal and state and regional clients through training design and delivery, technical assistance, coaching, strategic planning facilitation, and resource development to support innovation, change management, strategic planning, and continuous improvement in economic and workforce development systems. His areas of expertise include workforce development and economic development strategy; demand-driven business services and engagement; sector strategies and career pathways; workforce education, training design and delivery; work-based learning and apprenticeship; talent attraction and retention; strategic planning and facilitation; interagency collaboration; economic resiliency; credential standards, competency frameworks, and skills data; diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA); industry recognized credentials; skills-based hiring; CTE programming and industry alignment; labor market information and skills gap analysis; talent/HR analytics; and occupational licensing, among others.  

Quick has provided various levels of technical assistance and consultation to all U.S. states and territories. He currently also serves as a TPM Academy® Faculty Member and TPM Fellow for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) initiative.  

Prior to AIR’s acquisition of Maher & Maher, in 2020, Quick was a Senior Consultant with Maher since 2019. Before joining Maher full-time, Quick was an independent consultant and owner of J. Quick Consulting, LLC. Prior to consulting work, he served in increasingly senior positions at the Michigan Works! Association, Michigan Talent Investment Agency, and Michigan Economic Development Corporation. These roles included significant staff, program, and project management, including design and launch of Michigan’s Pure Michigan Talent Connect job board and labor exchange website and launch and direction of multiple talent attraction, acquisition, and retention programs and services. He also led marketing and outreach efforts to align talent efforts with the Pure Michigan campaign, tracked talent metrics and intelligence efforts, launched one of the country’s first government sponsored virtual career fair programs, led large-scale national recruitment events, and negotiated millions of dollars in business growth and retention incentives during the Great Recession. 

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B.A., Anthropology, Michigan State University