Board of Directors
Adrienne Parkmond serves as Chief Operating Officer for The WorkPlace, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing employment and job training services to adults and youth headquartered in Southwestern Connecticut. During her tenure at The WorkPlace, the organization has evolved into a nationally recognized leader in creating state of the art workforce development programs. Attorney Parkmond leads a team of 180 staff in the implementation and operation of over $30 million in grant funded programs each year. She is responsible for the design of programs for unemployed, youth, people with disabilities, veterans, dislocated workers and mature workers. In addition to its locations in Connecticut, The WorkPlace currently operates programs in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania. The WorkPlace programs have been features on 60 Minutes, CNN, Bloomberg and various other national news outlets. Prior to joining The WorkPlace, Attorney Parkmond was an Associate in the Legal Division for the Connecticut Department of Labor. As a seasoned administrator and leader, her style emphasizes innovation, collaboration, leveraging resources, and accountability. Attorney Parkmond is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies at Post University. Adrienne Parkmond received her B.S. from Villanova University and her Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law. She was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in a private ceremony presided over by the late Honorable Justice Robert D. Glass, the first African American Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. A Waterbury CT native, she is President of The Waterbury (CT) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, President of the New Haven Pearls of Excellence Foundation, past Board Chair for the CT Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF), has served on two Charter Revision Commissions for the City of Waterbury as well as the City of Waterbury Human Rights Commission, and the City of Waterbury Board of Assessment Appeals. Other current and past community and civic involvement include: United Way of Greater Waterbury Board of Directors, Girl Scouts of Connecticut Board of Directors, Girls, Inc. of Western Connecticut (past Board Chair), Waterbury OIC of America Board of Directors, Waterbury Hospital Children’s Center Board of Directors, Children in Placement Board of Directors, Chase Collegiate School Board of Trustees, The Gunnery Parents Council, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter, The New Haven Girl Friends, and the Greater Waterbury CT Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women (Past Chair). Attorney Parkmond lives in Waterbury and has two children. Her daughter Sydney, a graduate of Smith College and Quinnipiac University School of Law serves as Corporation Counsel for Henkel and is Assistant Basketball Coach for Mount Holyoke College. Her son Xavier is a graduate of The George Washington University and is a 2021 graduate of Stanford University School of Business.
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