Meet the Team: Adrea Turner, Director of Talent and Workforce Solutions

Posted by: Adrea Turner on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

I am thrilled to be back in Greenville. After completing my bachelor’s degree in psychology at the College of Charleston in 2004, I came to Greenville to gain some work experience before attending law school. While working for Greenville Events (still the coolest job ever!), I changed course and decided to pursue a career in public service. I returned to Charleston for my Master’s degree in Public Administration with a dual focus in public policy and nonprofit administration.

City life was calling, and from Charleston I moved to the DC area where I spent the next decade working for government and nonprofit organizations. My work spanned a broad spectrum from transportation and land use to workforce development and education reform. Woven through these experiences were themes of equity, innovation, and data-driven decision making—themes have shaped my perspective and continue to steer my focus.

My position at the Chamber represents a unique opportunity for me to apply the experience I have gained over the past decade at home. I am excited to work with our investors and community partners to attract top talent to Greenville and to equip our workforce with the skills to succeed in our thriving economy. Whether it’s convincing young(ish) professionals like myself to return to Greenville or identifying solutions to tear down the barriers that so many of our residents face in obtaining steady and meaningful employment, I am energized to get to work on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

I’ve had a blast exploring and rediscovering all that Greenville has to offer. From bike trails and pop-up markets to an increasing array of dining options, it’s incredible to find so many things that I loved about big city life in walking distance from my apartment. If you see me around town, please say hi. You can find me strolling through downtown parks with my dogs, checking out an arts event or a new restaurant, practicing yoga, or heading to the mountains for a hike.

 

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Greenville SHRM on January 2, 2018 at 3:44:50 pm said:
Welcome back Adrea!!!