Gloria Solomon, a true GRITS (girl raised in the south), moved to Maryland and joined NIST MEP in 2013. She has been in her role as an FPO for almost three years. Gloria is passionate about individual and corporate growth and progress. She studied business at UNC-Greensboro, and Wake Forest University, both in North Carolina, and is currently working on her dissertation focusing on leadership at Walden University. Gloria enjoys working with MEP Center staff by applying her knowledge and skills to help achieve NIST MEP’s mission to enhance the productivity and technological performance of U.S. manufacturing.