Capital Region

Counties covered: Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington 

Crickett Thomas-O’Dell joined WDI in 2019 as Regional Director for the Capital Region. Prior to this position Crickett oversaw daily operations of a transportation services company based in Washington, DC where she provided expertise in business development, organization administration, and structure development, along with policy and procedure creation and implementation. Crickett has spent the majority of her professional career working in education settings providing consultative services in the areas of collegiate enrollment management, the transition from print to digital learning environments, international educational travel, and STEM curriculum implementation at the high school and middle school levels nationally.

Working within a wide range of industries through meetings with businesses, educational institutions, community-based organizations and unions she has developed strong relationships and collaborates with a network of professionals who are dedicated to workforce development solutions with a focus on preparing youth, women and underserved communities for the workforce of today and tomorrow.

Crickett works closely with several Workforce Development Boards, Central Labor Councils, and High School Career & Technical Education Committees. She has been featured by the Capital Region Women@Work magazine and is a member of the Capital Region Professional Women of Color.

Crickett received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Russell Sage College and Sage Graduate School.

Contact Crickett by visiting Regional Office information here.