The Honorable Regina B. Schofield is Director of Corporate Engagement and Education Outreach for Battelle in their Washington, D.C. office. Battelle is an international research and development organization based in Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Schofield’s portfolio includes furthering innovative efforts to create tomorrow’s workforce by leading STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education initiatives on the east coast. Ms. Schofield’s professional career has included key roles in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Prior to her position with Battelle, she was employed with Casey Family Programs and transformed Casey’s approach by integrating policies and data from state level stakeholders with broader, national public policy objectives in Washington, D.C. Her leadership and innovation in public policy and external relations also informed major operational changes in Casey’s resource allocation strategy across the United States.
Prior to joining Casey, Ms. Schofield was nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice. As AAG, she served as the nation’s AMBER Alert Coordinator and oversaw a range of federal programs, including Project Safe Childhood, the President’s DNA Initiative, the Prisoner Reentry Initiative, the White House Initiative on Helping America’s Youth, and many others.
Before her appointment as Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Schofield was Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this dual capacity, she served as the Secretary’s senior advisor on all state, local, and tribal issues regarding HHS policies and programs and as a principal link between HHS and the White House.
Ms. Schofield’s career has also included executing a public policy agenda for the Unites States Postal Service as well as lobbying for the International Council of Shopping Centers on a range of environmental issues impacting the retail development community.
Ms. Schofield currently serves on the boards of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Student Support Center. In addition, she has served on numerous boards including the Board of Visitors for the College of William and Mary, the W&M’s Endowment Association, Jackson State University Women’s Philanthropy Council, and Family Justice. She also represents Battelle on the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education board.
She received her M.B.A. from Jackson State University and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi College. She also holds a certificate of environmental management from The George Washington University.