Gwen Blount Adolph

Gwen Adolph describes herself as a “North Carolinian by birth, a New Yorker by choice, an attorney by training, a community servant by legacy, and a writer by divine happenstance.”  After careers in law and government, Adolph works today as a professional writer.  She devotes much of her personal time to community service through various national and local organizations, including the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation Board, the Riverdale Country School Board of Trustees, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

in 1996, Adolph co-founded and ran The Pierce/Blount Agency, a boutique speakers’ bureau, to represent notable African-Americans with domestic and international appeal. In this role she matched speakers to client organizations, wrote speeches, traveled with speakers to locales as far-flung as Perth, Australia, and Khartoum, Sudan and managed all aspects of media relations for clients of the agency. Adolph closed the bureau in 2002 upon moving to New York.

Previously Adolph worked with a small London-based trading company overseeing its contracting practices. Her work included ventures in England, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, France, and Belgium. Before entering the international corporate environment, Adolph served as Deputy Director of Purchasing for Fulton County (Georgia). Hired in a tumultuous public contracting climate, Adolph quickly developed a reputation for fairness, honesty, and efficiency among government officials, citizens, vendors, and the press.

A graduate of Duke University and Emory University School of Law, Adolph started her professional career as a corporate attorney. She resides with her family in New Rochelle, New York.