Colleen Cordova’s goal is to use her work and life experience to make a difference for adoptive/foster children and their parents. Colleen is an experienced, innovative business leader having held various positions including General Management, Sales, Marketing, Finance and Acquisitions in Manufacturing working for Kennametal, GeneLogic, W.R.Grace, and Honeywell (AlliedSignal).
Colleen Cordova has over 30 years of senior leadership in manufacturing and held increasing P&L assignments within the last years with Kennametal, culminating in the job of Vice President and General Manager of Wear Components, a global business with nine plants around the world. In addition, she had several overseas assignments and was a dependent director for the Kennametal India Board (KIL). They in turn sponsored SPARSHA, an NGO dedicated to rescuing exploited children, working to give those children opportunities for comprehensive development and to discover their potential.
As a respected and successful leader in a global manufacturing organization, Colleen makes time to mentor female manufacturing employees. Additionally Colleen was a recipient of the 2013 Woman in Manufacturing STEP Award presented by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and The Manufacturing Institute. Colleen has an MBA in International Marketing from the University of Richmond, a Masters of Chemical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic University, and a Bachelors of Chemistry from Old Dominion University. She is the proud parent of a son and daughter and wants all children to be able to unlock their potential and find safe haven.