Dr. Spiros Protopsaltis is Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of DYPA, the Greek Public Employment Service, and First Vice-Chair of the European Network of Public Employment Services. He also serves as the President of the National Council for Labor Force Skills and as National Coordinator for the European Year of Skills. Previously, he was the director of Ed Policy Forward and an associate professor at George Mason University. During the Obama Administration, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education and Student Financial Aid for the US Department of Education, Senior Higher Education Advisor to the Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Senior Policy Advisor to Congressman Polis of Colorado. He holds a PhD from the University of Colorado Denver, an MS from the New School University, and a BA summa cum laude from Northeastern University.