Arron Gregory — Global Accessibility and Belonging Officer
Arron Gregory focuses on driving diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives at NREL, ensuring the entire workforce experiences a sense of belonging and broad representation.
He supports NREL's employee resource groups and serves as the co-chair of the Chief Diversity Officers Committee for the National Laboratory Directors' Council.
Gregory’s previous experience includes time with Arlington Public Schools, the Ohio Department of Education, and Trotwood-Madison City School District. In each location, he helped lead diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts, holding three different positions with the Ohio Department of Education.
Gregory earned his bachelor’s degree in political science/pre-law from Central State University, where he was an INROADS scholar. He holds a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School with a concentration in employment law. While attending Capital Law he won the prestigious CALI award for achieving the highest score in jurisprudence.
Growing up in the Columbus, Ohio area, Gregory rarely saw anyone that looked like him at a professional level, including teachers, counselors, or principals. As he searched for his own identity, he attended a historically black college and university (HBCU), Central State University, and finally felt a sense of belonging. He now endeavors to help others find that same sense of community.