As a Disability Program Manager with over 22 years of experience in the Federal Government, Laura Tronge has a vision for the future of people with disabilities. Her clear and strong commitment to the importance of inclusion of diversity is the hallmark of her incumbency.
Ms. Tronge has worked for several federal agencies in the areas of Human Resource Management, Recruitment, Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity under Employment Laws, Civil Rights Laws and supporting Executive Orders.
A listing of some accomplishments include developing relationships between NSWCDD and universities and institutions with disabled students and diversity programs, established a close relationship with the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York and serving as the subject matter expert on the employment of individuals with disabilities including equal employment opportunity, workforce diversity, reasonable accommodations and workplace inclusion issues. Additionally, Ms. Tronge represented the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration on the U.S. Access Board, the Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities (ICC) and The President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID).
Tronge holds a BS degree in Technical Education and Criminal Justice and a Masters in Adult Education in Human Resources. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and holds a Certification in Professional Human Resources. She received the Department of the Navy’s Human Awareness Award in 2006 and various on-the-spot and performance awards.