Mrs. Adams is the Director of Operations and co-owner of Anysolv Technologies Inc., with her husband Tyrone Adams. Anysolv Technologies is a certified, minority business enterprise that provides software engineering and consulting services specializing in surface transportation.
In addition, Mrs. Adams served as Director of Publishing Operations at the National Academies Press in Washington D.C. for over 20 years before her retirement in 2019. She has worked in executive management positions at both commercial and academic presses since graduating from Frostburg State University in 1986 including Johns Hopkins University Press, Naval Institute Press and Congressional Quarterly in Washington, DC.
After graduating from Frostburg State in 1982, she earned a master’s degree in Publication Design from The University of Baltimore and recently earned a Project Management Certificate (PMP) from the Project Management Institute. In 2015, she became a published author, writing The Glorious Beyond, a book that has received Indie Reader’s Best Books of the Month for July of 2017 and Kirkus Book of the Month for September 2017.
After retirement, she began to expand her efforts in volunteerism. She currently serves as the first African American President of her alma matter Frostburg State University Foundation Board of Directors. She also serves on the boards of the Night of Peace Family Shelter and the Transforming Lives Community Development Corporation, in conjunction with New Psalmist Baptist Church. In that capacity she chairs an initiative called STEMcx offering programming in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to underrepresented students in Baltimore. Thus far through the tutoring program, camps and workshops, the initiative has been able to reach over 1000 kids with STEM and academic enrichment.
In addition to board membership at Frostburg, she and her husband have created the Tyrone Adams and Sandra Wyche Adams scholarship at Frostburg State University for deserving African American students in the Baltimore City area. They recently donated to fund the creation of the Adams Wyche Multicultural Center to be built on campus in 2023.
Her other civic activities include organizing an annual event for the past eleven years for family and friends to collect in-kind and monetary donations for local shelters as well as working as a volunteer cuddler at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital to provide comfort to the infants transitioning from ICU to their homes. She became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in 2015 and in that capacity has served in many local charitable events. Sandra has been happily married for 30+ years and she is the mother of Dr. Shannon Adams-Hartung, a pediatric resident in Chicago.
Sandra D. Adams, M.A., PMP