Adrienne Way, CEO & Owner, EDCOR | Speaker

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Adrienne L. Way leads Edcor Data Services as the Owner, President, and CEO of the company having acquired Edcor in 2010 after a decade-long tenure within the organization. Her journey within Edcor saw her ascend through the ranks from the Director of IT and Operations to President, Owner, and Chief Operating Officer. Adrienne brings to the table a deep understanding of the company's business and operations, leadership acumen, and a wealth of experience.

Adrienne's leadership philosophy rests on a commitment to leveraging technology and delivering unparalleled service. She was involved in the design of and helped write Edcor’s Scanning and Verification System patent, the industry’s first patent. Her focus on quality, people, and processes has been integral to the level of innovation and success Edcor has achieved. She has been instrumental in helping the company navigate hardships. She played a pivotal role in the accelerated growth of Edcor since she took over the reins resulting in a 358 percent growth in the client base and a staggering 750 percent increase in net profit from 2012 – 19. Thereafter Edcor’s client retention has remained at 98% year-on-year, the client diversity has gone up by 48%, and new business lines have thrived through the challenging economic landscape and post-pandemic era.

Adrienne has been recognized as a trailblazer and entrepreneur earning her finalist positions in the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards for both 2016 and 2017. Under her proprietorship, Edcor was certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise and a Woman Owned Small Business by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council in 2011. Adrienne also received the Patriotic Employer Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and earned the Excellence in Partnership Silver Award from the Chief Learning Officer. Edcor also has been recognized by Inc. 5000 for rapid growth.  

Adrienne’s previous stint with Sandy Corporation where she developed training support systems for the automotive industry laid a foundation for her success. She holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Information Management from Central Michigan University, laying the academic foundation for her illustrious career.