Elizabeth Caudill McClain

Senior Vice President, Talent Strategies

Elizabeth Caudill McClain serves as Senior Vice President, Talent Strategies at the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC). She oversees the DRC’s talent attraction, retention, and development initiatives and the DRC leadership programs, including Young Professionals, Leadership Dallas, and Leadership Dallas Alumni.

Caudill McClain is a DCEO Magazine featured expert on workforce development and career pathways and was appointed by Dallas City Councilmember David Blewett as Vice-Chair of the Dallas Community Development Commission for four years. Additionally, she is an alumnus of the inaugural Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy facilitated by the Aspen Institute, Engage Dallas, and the ACCE National Fellowship for Education Attainment.

She also serves on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner’s Education & Workforce Council, the Dallas Mayor’s Workforce Steering Committee, and the boards of Per Scholas DFW, a nonprofit workforce development program focused on opening doors to transformative technology careers for underrepresented communities, and Urban Teachers DFW, a nonprofit that prepares, certifies and supports new educators to be highly effective so they can provide high-quality education for children.

Caudill McClain earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas Christian University and served a year in AmeriCorps VISTA at Northwestern University before earning her Master of Education in Higher Education Public Policy at Southern Methodist University. She holds a Public Leadership Credential from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs Women’s Campaign School.

When she isn’t gushing about talent and workforce, she enjoys running, singing as loud as she can at karaoke, and exploring new cities while camping with her husband, Clint.