Our Staff

Adrienne Farrar Houel

Adrienne Farrar Houël

President & CEO

Adrienne Farrar Houël is President and CEO of the Greater Bridgeport Community Enterprises, Inc. (GBCE). Ms. Farrar Houël is a Bridgeport area native with 25 years of international executive experience in France, Russia and Ireland in real estate development and marketing. In 2002 she returned to the US and pursued a career in economic development where she designed, funded and operated workforce training programs. In 2006, under the umbrella of ABCD, Inc., she created GBCE and The Green Team with its three areas of green contracting: environmental and Brownfields remediation; weatherization and energy conservation, and deconstruction, reuse and recycling. In the last two years, Ms. Houël has worked with partners to develop a unique, triple-bottom-line mattress deconstruction and materials recycling enterprise. Ms. Farrar Houël’s service to the community is extensive, both through local board and coalition memberships and on state and federal commissions and boards. In 2010, Mayor Bill Finch named her to Bridgeport’s newly created Energy Improvement District. In April of 2012, Governor Malloy named her to his Modernizing Recycling Working Group. She also serves on CT Department of Labor’s Green Jobs Committee. Most recent appointments include CT Energy Efficiency Board and the US Department of Agriculture New Beginning Farmer Advisory Committee. A graduate of Antioch College, AB History and Economics, Ms. Farrar Houël earned her MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Soheyla Logan

Comptroller

Experience

  • Global Financial Accounting and Management
  • General Accounting
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Extensive experience in team leadership for international corporations
  • Extensive experience with software applications : SAP Quickbooks
  • Internal and external auditing

Education

  • MBA International Business – University of Bridgeport
  • CPA Candidate
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Erika Gaines

Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Experience

  • Excellent Computer Skills: Microsoft Suite
  • Accounting: Quick Books – Journals, Payroll
  • Professional Communication: Telephone, Email
  • Customer Service
  • Warehouse: Pick and Pack Operations

Education

  • Norwalk High School, Norwalk, CT – Diploma 2001
  • Norwalk Community College: Accounting
Allen Williams

Allen Williams

Operations Manager/IT Specialist

Experience

  • IT software and hardware maintenance, troubleshooting
  • Computer Installation, Customer Service
  • Installation of Network hardware
  • Performance Analyst
  • Administration and networking of Windows 7/Server 2008 environment
  • CompTIA & Certification, CompTIA Network, Electronic Technology
  • Green Team Park City Green Deconstruction: Freeman Homestead Project Bridgeport
  • Warehouse Management: Mattress Recycling

Education

  • Westhill High School, Stamford, CT – 1983

Certifications

  • PSI Institute – Certification Electronic Technology
  • New Horizons – Network+ and A+ Certifications
  • CompTIA & Certification, CompTIA Network, Electronic Technology
  • OSHA 10 Trained, HAZWOPER 40 Certified, EPA RRP Certified
  • CT Lead Supervisor License
  • CT Asbestos Supervisor License

Andre Williams

Facility Supervisor

Experience

  • Building and Shop Maintenance
  • Grounds Keeping
  • Head Clerk Retail
  • Teacher’s Aide

Education

  • Harding High School, Bridgeport, CT – Diploma 2002