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Groundworks Names Michael Connolly Vice President of Learning and Talent Development

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Nov. 21, 2022Groundworks®, the nation’s leading foundation and water management solutions company, announced today the appointment of Michael Connolly as vice president of learning and talent development. In this role, she will lead Groundworks University and enterprise initiatives focusing on learning, career development and talent management for more than 4,000 employees.

“This is such an exciting time to be at Groundworks,” said Connolly. “I’m delighted to help build the infrastructure that will give our employees access to exceptional training and development opportunities.”

Connolly has over 20 years of experience in talent development and employee education. Most recently, she served as chief learning officer and head of talent management at Ashley Furniture, the world’s largest furniture manufacturer, where she focused on delivering employee and customer experiences. Prior to Ashley Furniture, she served in various learning operations and strategy roles at Boeing. Throughout her tenure there, Connolly executed data-driven learning solutions focused on the entire employee lifecycle – from orientation through next-level career readiness.

“We’re proud to have Michael leading the next evolution of learning at Groundworks,” said Ken Zrowka, chief human resources officer at Groundworks. “Her experience and depth of knowledge in this arena will help ensure that employees have what they need to realize their fullest potential for many years to come.”

Connolly earned her Bachelor of Arts in organizational leadership and Master of Science in human resources from Chapman University. She also served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years.

About Groundworks®

Groundworks®, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., is the nation’s leading and fastest-growing foundation and water management solutions company. Groundworks Companies provide residential foundation and water management solutions, including foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and encapsulation, plumbing, gutters installation, and concrete lifting services. Since inception, our combined brands have helped nearly 1.5 million homeowners protect and repair their most valuable asset, their home. Groundworks operates more than 50 offices across the country and has been named numerous times to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Qualified Remodeler Top 500, BBB integrity award, and Best Places to Work. For more information, please visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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