Stephen Moret

Stephen Moret

President & CEO

Strada Education Network

Stephen Moret joined Strada as president and CEO in January 2022. He brings a robust track record as a transformational leader who has crafted public-private partnerships and higher education and workforce development programs that have enabled tens of thousands of individuals to secure better jobs.Moret served as president and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership since January 2017, which is the state economic development authority for the Commonwealth of Virginia. During his tenure at VEDP, he also served as a member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. At VEDP, Moret led Virginia’s successful state-and-local team bid for Amazon’s HQ2, which required aligning the work of hundreds of contributors; architecting a novel, education-centered approach that garnered praise from the Washington Post and Brookings Institution; and leading negotiations with Amazon as well as state executive and legislative leaders. Before VEDP, Moret served as president and CEO of the LSU Foundation, as well as as secretary of Louisiana Economic Development. Moret earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University, a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School, and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania, with distinction for his dissertation, linkages between higher education and the labor market.