Omowale Casselle

Omowale Casselle

Director Pritzker Tech Talent Labs

Discovery Partners Institute (University of Illinois)

Omowale is the Director of Pritzker Tech Talent Labs at Discover Partners Institute within the University of Illinois. In this role, he leads Centers of Excellence in Immersion, Workforce Development, Graduate Programs & Lifelong Learning.

Prior to DPI, Omowale co-founded Digital Adventures – an education technology company that utilizes proven techniques to teach children (Pre-K – 12th) how to code & build with technology.

Before Digital Adventures, Omowale led the development, launch & management of an interactive advertising & marketing platform, SAMPLEit (a division of Outerwall, Inc.), in high traffic retail locations (Walmart, Meijer, HEB) that helped consumers trial, discover, and ultimately make more informed choices about their most important purchase decisions.

Earlier in his career, Omowale was part of the new product development team at Ford Motor Company that successfully brought industry-leading vehicles to market including Ford Mustang, Ford Fusion, and Ford Escape Hybrid.

Omowale has a passion for continuous learning and development which has led to degrees from Harvard Business School (MBA), University of Michigan (MS Engineering), and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (BS Engineering).

Throughout his professional career, Omowale has been excited most by the challenge of bringing new innovations to market and on the leadership skills required to effectively collaborate with diverse teams of engineering and business professionals.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Youth Voices

How Workforce Development is Empowering Possibilities for Young People in the Future of Work

David Miyashiro
Ed Hidalgo
Karin Norington-Reaves
Omowale Casselle

Monday, August 9, 2021


Public-Private Partnerships Driving Workforce Recovery

Kevin Mills
Steve Playl, Jr.
Taylor Stockton
Omowale Casselle