Amber Rangel

Amber Rangel

VP and Director, Workforce Development

Empire State Development


Amber Rangel is the VP & Director of Workforce Development at Empire State Development, leading the recently launched Office of Strategic Workforce Development. Prior to ESD, she led The Business Council of New York State’s policy and programs supporting childcare, education, and workforce development. At The Business Council, she represented the business community on several coalitions in support of creating more access and equity in the talent pipeline.

Amber’s diverse background includes economic development, workforce development, and p-12 education. Previous work included engaging with businesses on a variety of issues at statewide and regional MEPs and cultivating business and education partnerships to strengthen talent pipelines.

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