Laura Grondin

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…..


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