Jill Casner-Lotto is a writer and research consultant with over 20 years' experience in human resources and labor–management issues. Her current research at The Conference Board focuses on the mature workforce in the nonprofit sector and corporate views on the workforce readiness of recent high school and college graduates.
Previous to her consulting work with The Conference Board, Casner-Lotto was senior vice president for policy studies at Work in America Institute, a nonprofit workplace research and membership organization which focused on improving productivity, labormanagement partnership, and quality of working life.
Casner-Lotto has directed numerous national policy research projects, working in conjunction with business, labor, and academic leaders to anticipate workplace trends and undertake new fields of research aimed at improving both business results and employees' quality of working life. Her research has been funded by The Ford Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, U.S.- Japan Foundation, and by major corporations and labor unions.
She has authored or co-authored several books and nationally distributed policy reports, case studies, and articles on such topics as managing and training for new technology, high performance workplaces, work-life effectiveness, teamwork, flexible work schedules, participative leadership, labor-management relations, and job-linked literacy.
Casner-Lotto received a bachelor's degree in social sciences from Johns Hopkins University and a master's degree in journalism from Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University.