Janet Daisley develops and manages national entrepreneurship educational and training programs and facilitates the development of higher education training focused on building faculty networks to promote invention and innovation. She supervises all program officers and consultants and builds external relationships on behalf of the organization. Prior to joining NCIIA in January 2014, she served for eight years as Director of the Commonwealth Corporation, which held a $17 million state contract to support the education and workforce training of youth in the Massachusetts juvenile justice system, where she fostered social impact by creating and seeking funding for micro-enterprises, including a silk screening business, to promote their ability to gain entrepreneurship skills and viable jobs. She holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Colgate University and a Masters degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.