ATLANTA, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- INROADS, Inc., appointed Dr. Erica L. Richmond Rocky Mountain Regional Director, serving Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo in Colorado; Phoenix and Tucson in Arizona: Albuquerque, New Mexico and Salt Lake City, Utah. The nation's largest non-profit source of salaried corporate internships, INROADS develops diverse, skilled talent to become Corporate America's future leaders.
"With a successful career marked by awards at every step, Erica is an amazing leadership professional, educator and entrepreneur – and an INROADS success story," said INROADS President and Chief Executive Officer, Forest T. Harper. "Her rare combination of leadership development, operations management, early career management and education expertise aligns perfectly with the goals of INROADS."
In her new role, Richmond will manage a team responsible for a range of functional areas including, business development, operations, recruiting, client services, student coaching and curriculum development, special events and training programs, strategic planning/execution and fund development. Prior to assuming this position, the INROADS Alumna served as Regional Director of INROADS' Great Lakes Region, where she led increases in corporate sponsorships (28 percent), scholarship dollars (60 percent) and grant funding (71 percent).
Previously, Richmond was among the top five percent of National Sales Performers at Eli Lilly & Company; garnered regional and national sales recognition at Jazz Pharmaceuticals. At Net Health, she launched and managed new sales and marketing initiatives and oversaw sales and revenue growth and new market development for the western half of the country.
Richmond earned a bachelor's degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University, where she was named Outstanding Undergraduate Business Student and received the Michigan Governing Boards Association Outstanding Student Award. Richmond earned an MBA from Purdue University and a PhD in Organizational Management from Capella University. She serves as adjunct faculty for University of Phoenix and Grand Canyon University.
Founded in 1970, INROADS develops and places talented underserved youth in business and industry and prepares them for corporate and community leadership. INROADS has placed students in over 127,000 paid internships, providing skills and competencies necessary for success in advanced careers. Over 25,000 Alumni hold fulltime professional and managerial positions with over 1,000 Corporate Partners. With 35 offices throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, INROADS has been named one of America's Top 10 Internships for over 15 years. To learn more, visit http://www.INROADS.org.
SOURCE INROADS Inc.