Rachelle Wolford

Director, Program Operations, Heroes MAKE America

Rachelle Wolford is the Director of Program Operations for the Manufacturing Institute’s, the nonprofit affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). In her role, Rachelle serves as the day-to-day manager of the Heroes MAKE America Career Skills Program which allows her to handle all facets of the program such as recruitment, enrollment, class schedules, and company tours.

Prior to joining the Manufacturing Institute, Rachelle was the Fort Riley Career Skills Program Installation Administrator at Fort Riley, KS where she executed the day-to-day operations of the six Fort Riley Career Skills Programs (CSP). Rachelle was tasked with ensuring tracking of applicants, setting up interviews for industry partners, scheduling information /marketing sessions in coordination with government personnel, tracking participants, communicating completion, entering data and counseling, as well as entering program information on the Army’s Common Operating Picture and other career skills databases.

As an Air Force spouse, Rachelle also serves as a Key Spouse which is a commander-appointed role that allows her to serve as a resource to the command team to assist with the support of Air Force families. In this capacity, Rachelle strives to help enhance readiness, individual and family resiliency, and to help provide a sense of community.

Rachelle resides and works remotely in Fort Riley, KS. She currently holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Upper Iowa University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in non-profit organizations. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing competitive softball, immersing herself in crafts, and rooting for either the Green Bay Packers or the Kansas Jayhawks.