Stacy Holland is a tireless advocate who has played a vital role in ensuring that youth in the Philadelphia region have access to the academic, career and support services necessary to prepare them to successfully compete in the global economy. She co-founded Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) in 1999, taking it from a start-up organization with two employees to a nationally recognized leader in youth workforce development. PYN manages over $28 million of government, foundation and employer investments in Philadelphia's youth career preparation and education efforts. Under her leadership, PYN is a citywide entity dedicated to integrating services and building systems that promote positive postsecondary and economic outcomes for more than 17,000 youth annually.
Prior to her work with PYN, Holland served in leadership positions within workforce development and higher education institutions, including Philadelphia Works (formerly known as the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation), Delaware Valley College, La Salle University and Marymount Manhattan College. She has received many awards, including the Philadelphia Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Award in 2005 and the 2012 Smart CEO Brava Award. Holland earned an undergraduate degree from The College of New Jersey in marketing and a graduate degree in student development from Teachers College, Columbia University.