Bryant Black joined the Greater Houston Partnership’s UpSkill Houston Initiative as Director in July 2017. Since joining UpSkill, Bryant’s focus has been on engaging employer partners around the way they look at the their new and incumbent workforce. Much of this energy is concentrated on convening new groups of education, community, and employer leaders, while also focusing on how UpSkill can more accurately measure the long term success of the initiative.
This is all in an effort aimed to move the needle towards growing a more skilled craft workforce, while helping Houstonians share in the prosperity of our unique and vibrant regional economy. The work is primarily focused with employer partners in construction, petrochemical, healthcare, technology, transportation, and manufacturing, but occasionally extends to other areas of the Houston economy.
Previously, he was part of KPMG’s Management Consulting group within their advisory practice, working in various industry sectors on organization transformation and cost optimization engagements to help companies more effectively operate and maximize value. During this time, he also assisted many organizations as they digitized and modified their operating models for today’s business climate.
Prior to this, he spent several years at National Oilwell Varco in various management roles supporting capital projects throughout their global supply chain. Bryant received an undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University, as well as his MBA from Tulane University.
Bryant lives with his wife and son in the Houston area.
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