Dr. Alex Camardelle

Board Member

Dr. Alex Camardelle is currently the Vice President of Policy and Research at the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative, an intermediary that seeks to achieve shared prosperity by closing the racial wealth gap through community wealth building strategies. In this role, Dr. Camardelle is responsible for developing and overseeing AWBI’s ’s mission-aligned advocacy and research agendas and related strategic initiatives and activities. He also serves as Co-Investigator for anti-poverty research at the National African American Child and Family Research Center housed at Morehouse School of Medicine.Prior to AWBI, Dr. Camardelle served as the Director of Workforce Policy at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, where he led a program that centers Black workers in policy debates concerning the future of work, workforce development, and access to good jobs. Dr. Camardelle also served as the Senior Policy Analyst for Economic Mobility at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute where his research and advocacy supported policy reforms shaping workforce development, worker justice, and access to core safety net programs for individuals and families with low incomes. Lastly, he worked at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, where he was responsible for strengthening economic opportunity through research, grantmaking, and partnerships.Dr. Camardelle serves on the board of directors for the National Skills Coalition, an organization that advocates to remove barriers to high quality training and employment services through policy change. He also serves on the board of Foreverfamily, Inc., a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting youth with incarcerated parents. The Georgia Center for Nonprofits recognized Dr. Camardelle as one of its 2017 30 Under 30, a distinction for professionals who are making a powerful impact in Atlanta by exhibiting outstanding leadership, innovation, and commitment to their community work. He is also part of Georgia State University’s 40 under 40 alumni class.Dr. Camardelle holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Alabama. He is also a graduate of Georgia State University, where he earned his Master’s of Public Administration degree in policy analysis and evaluation and Ph.D. in educational policy studies. Alex’s scholarship focuses on race, workforce development, and political economy. He is also a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. He lives in Atlanta with his partner Ricky and “gerberian shepsky” Zora.

Dr. Alex Camardelle