ELIZABETH BERNHARD: Executive Director Manufacturing Growth Alliance

Elizabeth Bernhard is the Executive Director of the Manufacturing Growth Alliance. Elizabeth is a driven and dedicated advocate for fostering strategic partnerships and driving innovative workforce solutions for employers. Her background extends from instruction and leadership in higher education, nonprofit leadership, seminar facilitation, and workforce development.

She has a passion for facilitating systems change by serving as a convener of employers, training providers, philanthropy, nonprofit and community organizations. She has extensive experience creating workforce solutions for employers across all industries.

Elizabeth is a strategic and visionary leader with extensive experience supporting the workforce needs of Michigan’s most in-demand industries, including manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and construction.

Over 85% of Michigan manufacturers are considered small to medium-sized operations, yet MGA is the only organization in the state committed to providing them with the knowledge, network, strategic guidance, and access to resources they need so they can lead their organization to lasting growth.