June 27, 2016
IMPAQ International has hired Jonathan A. Simonetta as Chief Monitoring & Evaluation Officer. Mr. Simonetta is one of several high-profile hires IMPAQ has recently made to help the company scale and manage IMPAQ’s rapid growth in domestic and international research and technical assistance.
Mr. Simonetta is an expert in a wide range of program and policy areas, including employment and training programs, unemployment insurance, wage and hour policies, and individuals with disabilities. At IMPAQ he will mentor researchers, oversee research projects, and monitor project performance. He will also contribute to business development across several divisions.
“We are thrilled to have Jonathan on our team,” said Director of Research and IMPAQ Co-Founder Jacob Benus. “He will accelerate our ability to identify client needs and help us to maintain our high level of customer service. In addition to these contributions, we hope that Jonathan will help us grow and support IMPAQ’s expansion into new markets.”
Prior to joining IMPAQ, Mr. Simonetta was the Deputy Chief Evaluation Officer at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) where he helped shape the strategic vision and priorities for the Chief Evaluation Office and oversaw evaluations on worker protection and enforcement programs and employment and training programs. He was with DOL for more than fifteen years, and is an expert in a wide range of program and policy areas, including employment and training programs, unemployment insurance, wage and hour policies, farm workers, and individuals with disabilities. Before his current position in the Chief Evaluation Office, he was the Chief of Pilot and Demonstration Projects in the Employment and Training Administration.
Mr. Simonetta has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University and a B.S. Degree from School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.
About IMPAQ International
With research studies, program evaluations, implementation assistance, surveys and data collection, technical solutions, and communications strategies, IMPAQ helps governments, businesses, foundations, non-profits, and universities evaluate and enhance their programs and policies.