John Varian Ladd
John Varian Ladd became Administrator of the Office of Apprenticeship (OA) in January 2008. As OA Administrator, John has responsibility for oversight of the National Registered Apprenticeship System. Prior to his appointment as Administrator, John served as the Deputy Administrator for the Office of National Response and the Director of Regional Management in the Office of Field Operations.
John has been in numerous leadership positions for major ETA initiatives including Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic Development (WIRED), InnovatETA and ETA’s Transformational Forums. John has received numerous awards and honors while at ETA including being selected for the inaugural class of ETA’s Excellence in Leadership Program. John also has extensive experience in ETA’s Regional Offices having spent a number of years in the Boston Regional Office working with workforce development programs in New England.
Peyton Holland is Executive Director of the National Technical Honor Society, a non-profit dedicated to celebrating and empowering students in all areas of career and technical education. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Director of SkillsUSA North Carolina, a non-profit that leads efforts to prepare students for the workforce through the development of personal, workplace and technical skills.
Peyton grew up in rural North Carolina, learning the value of hard work and skill early in life. From the lessons he learned on the farm and at the family sawmill, to the experiences he gained traveling internationally and acquiring a Master’s in Business Administration and Global Innovation Management, Peyton brings a unique perspective to the conversation of education, workforce development and economic growth.