Charlene Wade possesses over 37 years of experience in the business arena, with approximately 32 of those years spent in human resource management. Her career has been comprised of progressively challenging positions, culminating in her current role as President of Workforce Resources, Inc. (“Workforce”). Since 2008, Workforce has been providing administrative, professional, engineering, logistic, technical and aircraft maintenance services, health care staffing and human resources consulting services to Federal, local and state governments as well as commercial customers. Our client list includes the U.S. Coast Guard, Aviation Logistics Center; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; National Institute of Standards and Technology; Joint Base Andrews, Tripler Army Medical Center, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and MICC-Center, Ft. Bragg. The company has experienced substantial growth in its seven years.
In her role as the Director of Administrative Services with Wright Solutions, Inc., Ms. Wade served as a member of senior management team providing strategic guidance on business-related issues and their effect on corporate goals. Responsible for overall project oversight, to include providing overall technical, marketing, customer relations, and personnel management direction of assigned projects to ensure timely and cost-effective accomplishment of contractual commitments; monitoring project tasks to ensure that the scope of work, schedule, and budget are well defined and maintained; and accountability for contract performance.
Previously Ms. Wade served as the Director of Human Resources with MarLaw Systems Technology, Inc. In that role, Ms. Wade served as a member of senior management team providing strategic guidance on HR issues and their effect on corporate goals. She was responsible for developing and reviewing HR systems and workflow processes; formulating and implementing policies and procedures ensuring fair and equitable treatment of all employees and compliance with applicable law; developing and maintaining a solid recruitment program in order to attract qualified candidates; managing all employee relations issues in an efficient and timely manner; conducting new hire orientations, performance reviews, continuing training, and exit interviews; and defending unemployment claims. Ms. Wade oversees all aspects of the corporate benefits program – to include plan design, carrier selection, negotiation, implementation, and administration. She served as program manager for specific contracts – as well as proposal manager or proposal team member – and assists with business development as needed.
Ms. Wade attended Bowie State College in Bowie, MD and the University of Maryland University College, College Park, MD. She earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in December 2006. She is a current member of SHRM and its local affiliate, the Human Resource Association of the National Capital Area. Ms. Wade currently serves as the Chairperson of the Workforce Investment Board of Prince Georges County, Maryland (now the Workforce Development Board) and has been a member for the last seven years. She lives in Bowie, Maryland and has a son, daughter-in-law and two beautiful grandchildren.