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Arron Gregory
Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging, Project Lead The Way

Location: Falls Church, VA United States
Birthday: Mar 6th
Joined: Oct 27th, 2006
About   (request update)
I am a dedicated champion of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) awareness and organizational transformation with expertise in DEI, policy development, culture change, data mining, and tactical implementation of strategy development. I've had the privilege of serving as an executive, coach, mentor, administrator, and advisor across public education, non-profit, and for-profit sectors, delivering inventive and impactful strategies that are scalable, repeatable, and sustainable enterprise wide.
Current Whereabouts:
Currently, I reside in a suburb of Columbus Ohio.
Education   (request update)
Central State University class of 1997
Undergrad Major: Economics
Claim To Fame:
I was a lead Tenor for a Grammy nominated HBCU choir in school for 4 years.
Most Memorable Moment:
Receiving mail with money from my grandmother and grandfather.
Capital Univ class of 2000
Grad Major: Law
Experience
I currently work with Project Lead The Way as Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging
I have 8 years of experience working in the Human Resources industry.
Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging | Project Lead The Way
From October 2021 to July 2022 • 1 year(s)
I served as the principal strategist of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives, championing a transformative culture for a STEM focused non-profit that specialized in experiential learning experiences and career pathways for over 2.2M Pre-K to 12th grade students and over 1,900 programs nationwide. Subject Matter Expert (SME) and cross-functional advisor on DEIB perspectives and tactical implementation of meaningful action plans across all communications, products, and business areas. Coached senior leaders to boldly champion inclusive workplace strategies to enable new behaviors and equitable decision making in talent acquisition. Owned and implemented the core elements of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Operating Plan.
Chief of Diversity | Arlington Public Schools
From January 2020 to October 2021 • 1 year(s)
Established the first Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Arlington Public Schools to focus on recruitment, support, and retention of employees from diverse backgrounds. Built the strategic implementation of DEI for all enterprise functions [HR, Finance, Operations, Communications, Legal, and Teaching and Learning] impacting 6,000 employees and 30,000 students. Directed, motivated, and mentored six (6) direct reports with oversight of a $850K annual budget. Owned the creation and implementation of an interactive equity profile. Implemented a system-wide diversity, inclusion, and equity lens to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging. Pioneered and directed scalable system-wide diversity, equity and inclusion training, and assessments.
Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion | Trotwood-Madison
From July 2018 to September 2019 • 1 year(s)
Designated chair of the 3-year District Improvement Plan and Strategic Equity Vision. I created a solution focused culturally responsive Professional Learning Community (PLC) that facilitated discussions on innovative DEI strategies to enrich personnel training, eliminate bottlenecks and barriers, and close opportunity gaps. Subject matter expert for Title VI and Title VII. Administered and supervised a $3.5 million annual budget for special programs. Drove accessibility and disability inclusion initiatives and co-created equitable experiences for staff.
Lead Consultant | State Support Team Region 11
From July 2015 to June 2018 • 3 year(s)
Handpicked to lead regional professional training to more than 350 senior district leaders in DE&I, capacity building, cultural transformation, and shared inquiry, as part of the Ohio Leadership for Inclusion, Implementation, and Instructional Improvement (OLI4) project in partnership with the University of Dayton. Utilized training by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) to coach on adult social emotional learning and build psychological safety. Coached on data analysis and the formation of peer-to-peer networks to promote inclusive behaviors.
My Groups
DC Metro Area DC, MD, and VA
Guestbook Comments
A very warm welcome to you. It is lovely to have you among us. May you have a blessed, constructive and prosperous day. Stay strong. If you are interested, you can visit my profile and click on the link to my website and view a free webinar that will show you how to start an online business.
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