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RSA US welcomes back Sean Kline

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  • Future of Work
  • Economics and Finance
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RSA US is thrilled to welcome Sean Kline as the inaugural US Future of Work Director.

With an expanding portfolio of Future of Work-focused projects, Sean Kline rejoins RSA US at an exciting time for those committed to shaping a future that works for all.

Previously serving as a Systems Entrepreneur in Residence with RSA US, Sean brings two decades of experience in inclusive finance across the public, private and nonprofit sectors in the United States and around the world.

In addition to his role at the RSA, Sean is a Senior Advisor to the Basic Income Lab at Stanford University and recently co-founded The Access Lab, which launched an online tool to help gig and other low-wage contract workers successfully navigate COVID-19 government assistance in the US. Sean is the former Director of the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment, which convenes, innovates and advocates to strengthen economic security for low-income communities and communities of color.

In Sean’s words: “The pandemic has exposed deep, longstanding inequalities and amplified the racialized fault lines of America’s patchwork social safety net, while bringing into stark relief the precarity of low-wage workers. I believe we now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to advance economic security, opportunity and mobility and I’m excited to drive the RSA’s future of work agenda in this new political moment.”

Our continuing work with the State of New Jersey around our Future of Work Accelerator and the upcoming launch of the Good Work Guild, are just two of the ways that RSA US is helping to tangibly support the RSA-wide commitment to the Future of Work. We look forward to building out a more robust Future of Work program across the United States through Sean’s leadership.

To get in touch with Sean to see how you might contribute to these efforts, please click here to email him.