Name: Laura Grondin
YaleWomen title: Treasurer & Immediate Past Chair
Yale Affiliation: ’85
Where you live: West Hartford, CT
What you do: Majority owner and CEO of manufacturing company providing access and security systems to underground utilities and component parts to a variety of industries, primarily automotive.
Your family: Married, 2 daughters (no Yalies….)
Other Yale volunteer work: Currently serving on the steering committee for the 50WomenatYale150 effort; otherwise, YW has been my primary work.
Something we might not know about you: I race sailboats (although this has been written about so it may not be so unknown); I play tennis regularly; I spent a year in Europe following college.
Favorite Yale memory: My favorite building at Yale is the Beinecke Rare Books Library; I studied architecture at Yale and wrote a paper entitled, “In Defense of Beinecke”, as there has been criticism over the years for its boxy shape and lack of cohesion with the buildings around it – I disagreed! Of course, another favorite was sharing cups at Mory’s with friends….
Which two Yale women would you ask to join you for lunch and why: Any two of my female friends from Yale: we had such a tremendous bond, that whenever we are together, it is always a great time with fantastic conversation and unwavering acceptance of who we are; I’d have a hard time narrowing it down to two…..