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Patrick Combs Joins NCAC as New Executive Director


The Nashville Career Advancement Center (NCAC) is pleased to announce the selection of Patrick Combs as its new Executive Director. Combs’ background in law and his experience in workforce development are beneficial assets to NCAC, a Metro Nashville Agency operating in partnership with the American Job Center. Most recently, Combs served as the Director of Operations for the Workforce Development Division of the NYC Department of Small Business Services.

“NCAC is a critical partner in our efforts to expand economic opportunity throughout Nashville, and I am confident that Patrick Combs is the right person to lead the organization,” said Mayor Megan Barry. “NCAC is playing a vital role in my youth employment initiative, Opportunity NOW, as well as the Nashville Construction Readiness Partnership which identifies and trains Nashville workers for good-paying construction jobs.”

Combs began his new position at NCAC on January 9, 2017. The selection was made after a nationwide search and selection process that included over 80 applicants. “We are excited about Patrick joining us and continuing to build upon the legacy of this great organization, which for so many years was led by the exceptional work of [retiree] Paul Haynes and his team,” says Charles I. Story, Chairman of the Middle Tennessee Workforce Development Board.

Combs received his undergraduate from the University of Maryland College Park and earned a Juris Doctorate from the Fordham University School of Law.

About the Nashville Career Advancement Center

The Nashville Career Advancement Center works with individuals to explore career options, decide on a direction, target a career or industry, then strategize and market oneself for the job search. NCAC’s governing Workforce Development Board promotes workforce and economic development as well as youth education throughout our region. The agency is a proud partner in four American Job Centers located in


Funded in part by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Nashville Career Advancement Center is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided upon request to persons with disabilities. Coni Caudle, 615-862-8890