The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced today the retirement of Arthur Rothkopf, senior vice president and counselor to the Chamber president. In this role Rothkopf oversaw the Chamber’s Education and Workforce Initiative, including the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW). Among other issues, ICW has focused its attention on the integration of CTE and academics as a way to prepare students for postsecondary education and careers.
Margaret Spellings, former Secretary of Education and current Senior Vice President for the Chamber’s National Chamber Foundation, will take over the Chamber’s education programs in July. As Secretary of Education from 2005 to 2009, Spellings oversaw the implementation of No Child Left Behind and is credited with giving states more flexibility in meeting its requirements.