McCree, Jesse

Jesse McCree

Senior Advisor

Background & Experience

Jesse McCree is a national thought-leader in investing in human talent at the intersection of the future of work and learning. He has 15 years of experience in start-ups, consulting, education, workforce development leadership, public policy analysis, and nonprofit management. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer for South Central PA Works (SCPa Works), a regional workforce development board overseeing $15M in annual federal, state, and private resources. SCPa Works is committed to investing in and advancing high-impact workforce development programs that catalyze economic mobility. Jesse’s role at SCPa Works involves strategic oversight of high-impact initiatives, leveraging labor market insights, and economic analysis to drive investments in training centers and workforce policies. During his time at SCPa Works, Jesse has created and scaled national partnerships with organizations to invest in people, businesses, and communities that are passionate about driving economic growth and mobility for all.

He is also the founder/principal of Axios Strategy, an advisory firm supporting innovative workforce and educational initiatives for businesses, universities, and communities across the county to navigate the changing world of working and learning. Jesse serves as a Senior Fellow with Core Education PBC, and is a board member to several start-ups. He also serves as an advisor to the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank as a member of the Economic and Community Advisory Council and is an officer at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council.

Jesse and is a proud alumnus of Cornell University, where he earned his Master’s in Public Administration and Bowdoin College, where he received a B.A. in Government & Legal Studies. He has continued his executive education at Harvard University’s Business School and Kennedy School, with certificates in Strategy and Non-profit Leadership.

Jesse and his wonderful wife Sarah have four young children, which keep them on the go. Jesse serves as Secretary/Treasurer at his church, enjoys basketball, coaching soccer, and long-distance running.

Areas of Expertise

  • Workforce Development
  • Higher Education
  • Strategic Planning
  • Market Research
  • Economic Analysis