Sandi Hoff is the NTC’s Vice President of Education and Talent Development. The NTC’s Talent Development Initiative is building a regional, collaborative partnership committed to driving the economic success of Middle Tennessee through growing the skilled technology workforce. In January 2015, the NTC was awarded $850,000 in state funds to implement the IT Pathways Collaborative to address the challenge of job candidate “skills gap” by promoting IT careers, in order to increase enrollment and graduation rates in local community college programs. In March 2015, the NTC became the lead organization in Middle Tennessee for the White House’s Tech Hire Initiative. Before joining the NTC, Sandi directed the Research and Policy programs for the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Her work and studies prior to relocating to Tennessee included teaching public policy, nonprofit and public management, and nonprofit fundraising as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas.
Sandi received a BA from Davidson College, her Master’s Public Administration from Georgia State University, and pursued her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Non-Profit Management at the University of Georgia. Go Dawgs! She has lived with her husband in Nashville since 2003 and has a 10 year old daughter, Sophia.