Alfreda Barringer

BarringerAlfreda Barringer works as Director of Operations for Grassroots Leadership in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she formerly served as Director of Training and Education, to conduct a community leadership and education program. She is a graduate of the Gallup Leadership Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska, and has a certificate in Community Economic Development from St. Augustine College and the North Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is licensed as a CPA by the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners. Alfreda Barringer was previously employed with Lancaster Martin in Charlotte, North Carolina, as Director of Operations for LMC Tax Service and also performed audits for nonprofit organizations. Formerly, she was laboratories manager in the chemistry department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

 Alfreda Barringer is a Kellogg National Fellow, Group XV. She is a founding member and board coordinator of Hidden Valley Community Development Corporation, treasurer of Youth Leadership Institute for Applied Learning (St. Louis), and also serves as a city council appointee to Charlotte Mecklenburg Development Corporations board of directors. She is a past member of Just Economics (based in Berkeley, CA), a collective of women who work to identify economics roots of social problems. She received the Windcall Residents Program Award and was named an Alumni Scholar of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Alfreda Barringer is also an experienced trainer, community organizer, meeting facilitator, speaker, poet and writer. She chairs the performing arts department for the Charlotte District congregations for her national church. Alfreda Barringer has a son, daughter, and grandchildren.

Her international travels include Ghana, West Africa; South Africa; Tanzania, East Africa; Mexico; Belize and Costa Rico in Central America; and Scotland and Hungary in Europe.

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