Adria Salvatore is the Assistant Executive Director, focusing on Education & Public Policy, for the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®), a national trade association for the wood products manufacturing industry and owner/operator of the AWFS®Fair. She is responsible for the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) educational conference program at the biennial AWFS®Fair. She oversees projects that support industry-education and career and technical education (CTE) including AWFS’ leadership in the Wood Industry Resource Collaborative (WIRC) and the YouWood industry-wide career awareness campaign. Adria also manages AWFS’ Public Policy efforts, including the annual DC fly-in, which is focused on support of workforce development, Perkins funding, and CTE programs. She has a BS in Finance (2004) and a MBA in Marketing (2006), both from California State University, Long Beach.