Career Communications Group will release a new High-Tech Sunday podcast with Adrienne Sommerville on May 2nd. An acquisition group head director at Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers, Adrienne talks about the ‘art and science’ of identifying, growing, and leveraging science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) talent.
Fleet readiness centers work with Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) program managers to provide life-cycle support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons, and systems operated by Sailors and Marines.
Over 26 years at NAVAIR, Adrienne has served as a Naval Reserves Supply Corps Officer and led contracts, program, and acquisition teams. During this time, she has received several awards, including the Department of the Navy Competition and Procurement Excellence Award.
Adrienne made history when she created a relationship with Apple and Google, designing NAVAIR’s first Mobile Career Guidebook. The NAVAIR workforce of about 36,000 people now has career roadmaps, shadow assignments, and training information available online.
“Adrienne is excellence, patriotic, victorious, and richly deserving of this sward,” said R.W. Harris, executive director of Fleet Readiness Centers, who nominated her for the Women of Color STEM Conference award. Adrienne is the 2020 Women of Color STEM Conference President’s Award winner.
Adrienne is also the founding president of the Carolyn E. Parker Foundation. “Since establishing the foundation, I have invested nearly six thousand community hours,” she told Women of Color magazine. In recognition of her dedication to the community, she recently received the Maryland Governor’s Outstanding Award for Community Service and the George Bush Foundation’s Daily Point of Light Award.
Adrienne earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Norfolk State University, a master’s degree in management from Florida Institute of Technology, and certifications from Georgetown University, Harvard Kennedy School Executive program, and the NAVAIR and Navy Senior Executive and Leadership Programs.
High-Tech Sunday’s weekly program is produced by and for Career Communications Group’s community of professionals in STEM fields, thought leaders, and students, to bring a concentrated discussion around technological advancements and achievements based on universal moral principles.
The one-hour podcasts are streamed every Sunday. They can be accessed through the Career Communications Group (CCG) YouTube channel, in addition to Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, TuneIn, and Spotify.