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Carolyn Grant Normandin is the Regional Director of the Michigan ADL (Anti-Defamation League). Normandin is responsible for leading ADL’s Michigan Regional Office, which focuses on combating anti-Semitism and bigotry of all kinds through advocacy, community service and anti-bias education.

Prior to joining ADL, Normandin was Senior Vice President leading Operations, Marketing and Sales at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Normandin also worked for General Motors in a variety of areas, including the GM Foundation, Public Policy, Brand Communications and Diversity & Inclusion.

Born in Detroit and raised in Southeastern Michigan, Normandin earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Michigan State University and she is a graduate of Leadership Detroit Cohort XXXVI. Normandin is on the Board of Directors for Alternatives For Girls and serves on the Executive Committee of the Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity. Normandin also serves as a Shiva Leader for Temple Israel in West Bloomfield.

ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate. More at 

*E – explicit language may be used in this podcast.