Adrianne Slash came from a small private school to North Central High School. She had her eyes set on North Central because of the depth of opportunities she could experience as a prospective Panther. Adrienne says, “North Central was like the gateway to the rest of my life. Between playing volleyball, performing in show choir, or just having the opportunity to learn how to exist in such a large space. Coming from Orchard, North Central provided me with a huge window into the world and helped me learn how to coexist, grow, and thrive in a world filled with differences. I am forever grateful.”
After graduating from North Central in 2002, Adrianne went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in political science from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. By day, she’s a Learning and Development professional in the healthcare industry, skilling up her company’s workforce and preparing them for career growth.
In the remainder of her time, Adrianne serves as a community resource by supporting a variety of local outreach efforts. She comes from a family of community servants and considers it an honor to serve others. Adrianne is the immediate past president of The Exchange at the Indianapolis Urban League and the chairwoman of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. She is a board member at Dress for Success, Indianapolis Urban League, and Visit Indy. In 2020, as her local leadership within Urban League came to a close, she began her service to the National Urban League as chairwoman of the Auxiliary Transition Committee, and as the volunteer chairwoman of the 2021 National Conference. Adrianne is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and the Junior League of Indianapolis.
Over the course of her career, Adrianne has been committed to contributing to the legacy of Indianapolis and has done so by serving with the IPS Facilities Task Force, Marion County Judicial Selection Committee, 2013 Marion County Election Taskforce, a 2015 candidate for Indianapolis Marion County City Council, and various other initiatives. She uses this experience as an advising consultant to Black Onyx Management in the areas of youth and civic strategies.
In 2017 she was honored as a member of the IBJ Forty under 40 class and as a National Urban League Young Professionals Hero in the Movement. Adrianne is a past Exchange Leadership Fellow, Indianapolis Foundation Fellow, and in December 2021 will complete her year as a Tobias Leadership Fellow.
Adrianne is the recipient of many accolades for her visionary contributions to name a few she is one of United Way’s 100 Heroes, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (Indianapolis Chapter) 2018 Breakthrough Women in Public Policy, the 2019 National Urban League Young Professionals National President of the Year and The Orchard School’s 2021 Distinguished Alumnus.
As a woman of many hats, Adrienne shared, “North Central really prepared me for that! I work in a full-time capacity at Community Health Network as a Sr. Instructional Designer in the Learning and Development Department, while serving in various leadership capacities as a volunteer or consultant.”
Outside of her work and service, Adrianne is the proud dog mom to two fur children. She still has strong ties to the Washington Township community as a resident and with some of her youngest family members attending Washington Township Schools. We are Panther Proud of all your accomplishments, Adrienne!