Ben Williams, PhD is Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE), which is a consortium of state and workforce development agencies, community and technical colleges, secondary institutions, universities, business and industry, and other partners whose mission is to build educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions to increase student access, educational equity, and ultimately workforce diversity through CTE and other STEM pathways (www.napequity.org). NAPE accomplishes its mission through four lines of business: Technical Assistance to its state, affiliate, and individual members, especially in the planning and implementation of Perkins; Professional Development; Public Policy and Advocacy, and Research and Evaluation. Dr. Williams has worked in Career and Technical Education for over 15 years, 12 of which were spent coordinating the Perkins Program at Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Williams is a national expert on equity in CTE, a master instructor in NAPE’s professional development curriculum, and a passionate educator and advocate for social justice and equity in education and careers. Follow NAPE on Social Media @NAPEquity and Dr. Williams @BenWilliamsPhD; email email@example.com.