Director, Strategic Advancement
4622 University Avenue
P.O. Box 7874
Madison, WI 53707-7874
Conor Smyth is the Director of Strategic Advancement for the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). In this role, he coordinates efforts to develop and deliver strategic, consistent, and well-supported messages that highlight the System’s role in statewide talent and economic development.
Conor oversees all facets of internal and external communications for the System, including media relations and public information requests. In these efforts, he works closely with the Wisconsin Technical College Statewide Marketing Consortium, and with the System’s policy and data experts on matters related to budget preparation, legislative work, and strategic planning.
Prior to joining WTCS as a policy advisor in 2007, Conor was a program evaluation supervisor with the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau, and served in policy and research positions with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and UW-Madison’s Center on Education and Work. He holds a bachelor degree in Communications from Edgewood College and an MA from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.